7A3 - Mad Mad World

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A little bit more attitude?

Teenage years are full of complications

You go to school to get an education

Never realizin that there's a limitation

If you don't get a job or a fresh occupation

With your parents there's no communication

You feel a lotta fear, a lotta frustration

Knowin your only destination

Is to be a nobody in this population

So you set ahead with your I-can't-do's

Leavin your troubles behind and all your hard time blues

Because becomin an adult can leave your mind in a twirl

When you think you know it all in a mad, mad world

Look at Ethiopia, and what do you see?

I said you can't tell the children from the elderly

And when you look in their eyes, all you see is peace

Cause from the agony they want to be released

You see, they're fightin for their lives with every breath

Against famine, disease and the claws of death

Now this was once a mighty nation

But then came the plague that they call starvation

Now the stomach feels the pain, shocks the brain

All because one day it decided to rain

And the land is dry while the mothers cry

And the babies that are born are born to die

See the flies on their faces, dust in the air

The attitude we take is "I don't care"

But I guess it hurts me more than any other

That's not a kid, that's my little brother

Death is walkin the nation, takin boys and girls

And all I say to myself is it's a mad, mad world

It's a mad, mad world, whether poor or rich

Because you're livin with the problems that you're tryin to ditch

I mean your daughter is a addict, your husband has left

You have to pay for the bills of your ( ? ) death

Mentally abused, day in and day out

Your stress point fills up, you're ready to shout

But let me tell you a little something, that will not work

Cause all you will find out are more problems that hurt

Can't pay for all your rent so you try to hide

And when that doesn't work you commit suicide

And now who has the problems? Your little girl

And do you know why? Cause it's a mad, mad world

Let's take for example the Vietnam war

Sent our boys to the jungle, never told em what for

Some thought that they'd be heroes, for their destiny was bound

A lot are still missing, never to be found

Why are we fighting the war is what a lotta people said

While parents prayed every night, their sons were dead

Took mommy's little boy, left him in a foreign land

Said, "You're fightin for your country, you better be a man"

Better watch yourself, kid, and do the best you can

Cause one wrong move can mean you're dead where you stand

He finally gets home, another war is goin on

Some are sayin that he's right while other say he's wrong

When all he ever wanted was a warm embrace

Of love, but instead we spit in his face

And shoved him aside to become an outcast

With a bitter hate and a pain for the past

No one understood his hatred or confusion

Said he was a fool and was livin in illusion

Thinkin of society and how he must adjust

Dreamin of his buddy who he saw blown in the dust

Got a chip on his shoulder, it must weigh a ton

Can't hold a job cause he's been killin from 18 to 2

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