Institution

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why do folks keep promising victory to the underdog…?
just goes to the overdog
and that’s why he’s the overdog
and i go out there everyday to be the man i try to be
get an A for anarchy
can’t get one in geometry

wish i was an institution
like apathy or prostitution
wouldn’t need to love nothin true
that even includes you

why do people tell you not
tell you not to hang yourself
then say, “go and fuck yourself
you’re beautiful but change yourself”
why do i have to save humanity
fill them with sincerity
teach those fuckers clarity

wish i was an institution
like christianity or revolution
judge anything i wanted to
that even includes you

‘cause i go out there to be the man who fixes it
who embraces it
who replaces it
be the man who goes out there and faces it
but i’m still walking circles retracing it

why do i suffer silently?
have to suffer mildly?
can’t i suffer violently?
and i go out there to be the man
be the man who tells the truth
be the man who lives the truth
but i stand right here next to a wasted youth

wish i was an institution
like delusion and persecution
rule everything with a selected few
that even includes you
yeah wish that i was an institution
like cynicism and confusion
change anybody’s point of view
that even includes you…
that even includes you…

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from shimmering dances, released January 7, 2019

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