all across the nation
the latest fad is here
meet the generation
that you've always feared

in the high school halls
the arsenals
am I the only one who knows?
the kids are not alright

hidden in her locker
underneath her books
no more weight of the world
no more dirty looks

in the high school halls
the arsenals
am I the only one who knows?
the kids are not alright


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    General CommentWere you in high school when Columbine happened? Do you remember how right afterward every adult authority figure wanted to "talk" to you about it to "reassure" you, when what they were really doing was trying to reassure themselves. How they saw you and your choice in video games, music, clothes, as a sign that you might be a potential threat. How after that day in April every adult now saw you as a potential killer. This is a song, superficially from the point of view of one of those very concerned authority figures, but that in reality represents the internalization of the fear and loathing that those of us unfortunate enough to be of a certain age on April 20th 1999 underwent and the violence it did to us.
    akagoldfishon January 06, 2011   Link

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