Song A Week #20 "Forced Underground" Jeff Powers

Thinking about how some people were raised to strict. You can't give your thoughts to your children or students...allow them to express themselves.

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Forced Underground© music/lyrics Jeff Powers


He was forced underground                      
By his teachers and their rules
He was made to recite their lines
And when he spoke his mind
He was out of line

She was taught she had to lie
‘Bout her feelings if they didn't comply
She was forced to compromise
And when she spoke her mind
She was out of line

We were forced underground
By religion and it’s truth
We were made to recite their lies
And in a little time
We all lost our minds

Teachers and parents                  
Don't forget who they are              
Their souls don't belong to you
You are just there to guide

Teachers and parents
Don't you come down too hard
Their thoughts are their own
You can't give them yours

He was forced underground
By politician's and their crimes
He learned he better not fight
Cause if he spoke his mind
They'd hang him high

She was told to hold her tongue
Bout labels and other kinds of love
She learned to ignore those rights
And if she...crossed that line
She'd be crucified
 
We were forced underground
By racists and their slime
We had to keep it inside
Cause if we spoke our mind
We'd lose our life
   
Preachers and leaders                       
Don't you come down too hard   
You won’t change the world for good like that
You just keep things boiling

Preachers and leaders
Don't forget who you are
This world don't belong to you
It's for all those to share

We were forced underground
We were forced underground
We were forced underground
We were forced underground

People! People!
Try to understand
Why he don't feel a thing anymore
He’s a stone cold man

People! People!
Try to understand
She don't love anymore
She’s just fuckin' mad                

I was forced underground
With dark thoughts buried inside his skull

I was forced underground
With the subterranean homesick Dylan blues

I was forced underground
With Jack Kerouac and his booze

I was forced underground
With Allen Ginsburg baby! Down there howling




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