mrs. greer, your son acts up in class
he asks the questions that your not supposed to ask
mr. greer it’s pretty plain to see
your son has got ADHD
and the doctors say he needs
30 milligrams of amphetamines (go!)

when i turned eight years old
they put me on the pills
one to focus me at school
help me follow all the rules
and one to keep my tears away
because little boys should never cry
one help me through my day
and one to help me sleep at night

and i had so few memories of what it was like before
that i took those damn pills every day since 1984.
now i recognize the system, i see what they’re really for
i’m not giving you my money, i won’t take them anymore.

i was in the dead-center of the country
when i popped my final pill
sold the rest of the bottle to some kids from Chicago
and turned towards something new
and for the first time in my life
i felt at peace with who i was
i couldn’t wait to share the new world out there
with all the people that i loved

and i had so few memories of what it was like before
that the first week off of the pills i felt like i had been reborn
now i recognize the system, i see what they’re really for
i’m not giving you my money, i won’t take them anymore.

that’s when i started thinking
about this society
and how there’s something wrong when a kid so young’s
put on amphetamines
at first i blamed my parents
then the doctors then the school
but if you wanna fight back
look higher than that
at the filthy frat cat with the big contract
at the puppy-killing lab the results come back taking science-fiction and calling it fact
then they steal your hope and they sell it back
and if it fucks you up they don’t give a crap
because they still drive home in their Cadillacs
making money off a game where the decks are stacked
and if that’s not enough, well it’s bigger than that
it’s just a tiny piece of the system’s attack
on you
so whatcha gonna do?

do i have so few memories of what it was like before
that i can write this song, smoke in my lungs and a bottle on the floor?
now i recognize the systems, i see what they’re really for
i’m not giving them my money, i won’t buy it anymore.


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