If I had a nickel for
every single time I've tried to classify
the populace around me
with a word,
or a catchy phrase,
I could quit my job for good
and play Nintendo until my fingers ached.

Am I an idiot,
too lazy to think twice?
I point the finger,
but I can't take my own advice.
I put a name on something
and ever since,
I've made an art of building
my counterfeit intelligence.

Seemingly to me,
I am straightening a world of cluttered thoughts
and debris inside of my head,
but I think instead
I am prejudiced and
I give people names to make me feel safe.

How does it feel
what does it take
to make me understand?
If I could only walk a mile
in the shoes of another man.
If I could look out
through his eyes and know
what it means to bleed
the same red blood that I do.

What is economic status,
and tell me what is race?
Who decides to classify
taxonomy of grace?
If one man gets less
than another is it true,
that he is all that different,
that he is less than you?

Lyrics submitted by ThreeMilesDown, edited by cyx

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    General CommentThis song is the best song ever!, well mabey thats a little too far, but its a great song, everyone has labels just for sercurity, as it says who gets to decide... FIF rocks
    AntiFlagUNVIon September 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentheh good thing this one's right, this song is not called "nintendo" or "am i an idiot?" some people have come up with fun titles for this one.
    J35U5_ownz_M3on September 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the greatest FIF songs, in my opinion. People make prejudices all of the time. We don't even realize it. We hear someone is from some state or some town or some country and we instantly think that we know everything about them. The truth is that too God, we are all the same (...to bleed the same red blood that I do) and that is what really matters.
    donkeykong325on March 22, 2006   Link

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