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Brenna Sahatjian - The Realist lyrics

Are we still giving in to our own slavery?
Are we still working our lives away for the man who will never have to work
Beyond his office fax and phone
Beyond his big life built on your time and sweat which he thinks he owns?
But NO NO NO Could've sworn we told you no.
So LONG LONG ago
How many riots incited before you are shown
That we don't condone this arrangement
How many lives left in ruins before we all change it
And step up for humanity still reluctantly trudging through indentured slavery

We're indentured via time clock
We show up for work and we just take our wills off
And we just do what we're told
We're grateful for any small chunk of the American gold
Well you can leave that gold in the ground
Don't move the factories south or overseas
But you can still shut them down
We'll turn them all into free houses and schools
We'll replace paying bills with the tools that we use
To run it all ourselves

CHORUS:
How's that for naive? And how am I for an idealist?
Trivialize, dismiss, critique
But that's just what they want you to think
That if you accept their broken world
You're just a realist.

And the women are still stuck in
To working the same to make less than husband father brother boyfriend
Some are still quoting the suffragettes
They say, “Come on, women died so men could represent us!
So vote, vote vote! We fought for the vote!
Vote for all the good men who keep this Titanic patriarchy afloat!
Or you can vote for a woman who might stand a chance
If she plays along if she's got enough class
They might let her in... to push their phallosupremecist doctrine
You have the right to choose your master
Poor substitution for revolution but elections happen faster!”
I'm fucking over it. I'm done condoning it.
I don't want representation,
They never express my kind of dissension
We gotta know where we stand Not who we're supposed to write to when we make each other mad

How's that for naive? And how am I for an idealist?
Trivialize dismiss critique
But that's just what they want you to think
That if you accept their broken world
You're just a realist.
You're just a realist.
You're just a realist.