Rival Schools

from by Spoon Canoe

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Yeah, I get it
You want to revolt or something
Tell me to vote for someone
Tell me that change has to come fast

But what are we really doing?
What do you expect to get out of
Whining and throwing trash?

It’s hitting the fan
Jump on the bandwagon
And convince yourself you’re right
When a tiger roars
A raincloud forms
And it storms
And we end up losing sight
End up losing sight

Yeah, I get it
You want to protest or something
You want to invest in something
Bigger than yourself

But this brand loyalty
Doesn’t pay royalties
To those who’ve lost
It pays only to those who’ve (won)

One side’s building a wall
Saying things that appall
But they don’t care
They’ve convinced themselves they’re right

The other’s blocking the path
Shattered coffee shop glass
They don’t care
Yeah, I think they’re losing sight

It feels like we’re all playing
For different teams
At rival schools
The cheerleaders they dance in unison
Like molecules
The marching band
Isn’t playing very well
But it’s anyone’s game
I wonder if you feel the same

I won’t go down without a fight
I’d do anything to win tonight
Come on darling
I see the whites
Of your eyes

We won’t go down without a fight
Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose tonight
Come on darling
I see the whites
Of your eyes

Hypocritical
Do you even hear what you’re saying?
Care about the people you’re blaming?
When really it comes from within yourself

Roll back the progress we were making
Strip us down til we’re fuckin’ naked
Begging you for treats as we learn to ignore

The casualties and minorities
Clearly they go against what you think is right
We should be flocking together
Different birds different feathers
Instead we’re clashing
Bashing everything in our sight

It feels like we’re all playing
For different teams
At rival schools
The cheerleaders they dance in unison
Like molecules
The marching band
Isn’t playing very well
But it’s anyone’s game
I wonder if you feel the same

I won’t go down without a fight
I’d do anything to win tonight
Come on darling
I see the whites
Of your eyes

We won’t go down without a fight
Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose tonight
Come on darling
I see the whites
Of your eyes

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from Greetings Farewell, released May 26, 2017

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