When we were younger we used to sit on my porch
And talk smack about girls and professional sports
There’s a lot of things I wanted to say
But never got a change to find a way

(One) take a good look at all of your high schools
this is the first reason that I want to write you
it must be tough when society is messed up
Gotta save money, please don’t take it out on us

Do they even know? Do they even know?

If I was brave I’d write a letter to the president
And have him pass it to the leaders of our parliament
But for now I won’t say nothing
From all the kids who would stand in my residence
Who see this letter as a statement of our innocence
But for now I won’t say nothing

Now that we’re older a brand new story unfolds
About God and the laws that we’ve always been told
And there’s a lot of things I wanted to say
But never got a change to find a way

Same-sex marriage in a stat where they don’t care
Murder is wrong but the jail time’s not fair
Not to mention date rap, felony and car theft
Break it down and tell me what we’ve got left

Do they even know? Do they even know?

If I was brave I’d write a letter to the president
And have him pass it to the leaders of our parliament
But for now I won’t say nothing
From all the kids who would stand in my residence
Who see this letter as a statement of our innocence
As for now I’ll start with something

Take a good look at Tommy, he’s a track star
Good role model, had a change to go real far
Then the school made a budget-cut
Cut out the track team
Now instead Tommy is a crack head

Same-sex marriage in a state where they don’t care
Murder is wrong but the jail time’s unfair
Not to mention date rape, felony, and car theft
Break it down and tell me what we’ve got left

If I was brave I’d write a letter to the president
And hove him pass it to the leaders of out parliament
But for now I won’t say nothing
From all the kids who would stand in my residence
Who see this letter as a statement of our innocence
As for now I’ll start with something


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  • +2
    General CommentSo, henceforth, even though same-sex marriage is wrong in the eyes of God (and should be in the eyes of Christians), we should show them compassion and unconditionnal love. And I'm sure Jason Dunn and co. realize that :)
    BeLikeThat505on July 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti dont get how they say,

    Same-sex marriage in a state where they don’t care
    Murder is wrong but the jail time’s unfair

    are they saying that same-sex marriage is wrong and that murder is ok?
    imsoscenex10on January 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGod loves everyone, no matter what. Christians are taught to love thy neighbour, no matter what sexual orientation, race, or contradicting religion. Even though the Bible teaches that same-sex marrage is wrong, God wants us to show compassion to them and not completely shun/persecute them.
    BeLikeThat505on July 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes america even have a parliament? haha that may sound rediculously stupid but...i dunno unless parliament has some different meaning that i dont know of...other than that, what the hell
    imcoolon December 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthey 're Canadian. so they'r e having the president had it to the Canadian parliment.. By the way Good Song..
    jettagirl3on January 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWe do have a parliment, we just dont call it that. We used to call it a parliment when we were still under British rule. But now, we have basically the same government type as Britian, a parliment. Its kinda confusing, but i think u get the point..
    I like this song, Bush needs to give the schools more money...
    IKill4Funon February 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is rather amazing. The reason why they are stating if they are brave is because in Canada preaching the Word is hate speech. The singer is saying he'd like to tell his government they aren't governing correctly based on his Christian views, but he is afraid of being prosecuted. Thus, "If I was brave I’d write a letter to the president
    And hove him pass it to the leaders of our parliament
    But for now I won’t say nothing"
    StillAfloaton February 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with StillAfloat. And miss la de da, what do you mean Hawk tries too hard? They're awesome!
    xemoxsweetiexon April 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah really?!! hawk nelson is AWESOME!!! and they're gonna be at Ichthus too (a christian music festival) and this song is so true...come on government...open your eyes!! well yeah that's my little spill, i'm out, bye bye
    Linds09on April 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah really?!! hawk nelson is AWESOME!!! and they're gonna be at Ichthus too (a christian music festival) and this song is so true...come on government...open your eyes!! well yeah that's my little spill, i'm out, bye bye
    Linds09on April 17, 2005   Link

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