"Unforgivable Youth" as written by Wasalu Jaco, David Manzoor, Jamal F Rashid and Jason P. D. Boyd....
This world, my heart, my soul
Things that I don't know
The icicles they grow
They never let me go
Scars are left as proof
But tears they soak on through
Things I've done
My young
My unforgivable youth

With land on the horizon and passion in their eyes then
What they think are islands are much more in their size
Bountiful and plentiful and resource to provide them
Supplies slim, morale once so heavily inside them
Now steadily declining
Return is not an option as necessity denies them
With this they choose to dive in
Now along the shore and so aware of their arriving
Other children of this land prepared to share in their surviving
A pageantry of feathers stands his majesty with treasure
Not the material things of kings that could never last forever
But secrets of the spirit world and how to live in harmony together
Unbeknownst to him his head would be the first that they would sever
And stuck up on a pike up along the beach
Kept up as a warning to the rest to turn away from their beliefs
And so began it here.
And for 500 years
Torture, Terror, Fear til they nearly disappear

This world, my heart, my soul
Things that I don't know
The icicles they grow
They never let me go
Scars are left as proof
But tears they soak on through
Things I've done
My young
My unforgivable youth

Ways and means from the trade of human beings
A slave labour force provides wealth to the machine
And helps the new regime establish and expand
Using manifest destiny to siphon off the land
From native caretakers who can barely understand
"How can land be owned by another man.
Warns one can not steal what was given as a gift.
Is the sky owned by birds and the rivers owned by fish."
But the lesson went unheeded, for the sake of what's not needed
You kill but do not eat it
The excessive and elitists don't repair it when they leave it
The forest's were cleared, the factories were built
And our mistakes will be repeated
by your future generations doomed to pay for your mistreatment
Foolishness and flaws, greed and needs and disagreement
And you rushed to have the most, from the day you left your boats
You'll starve but never die. In a world of hungry ghosts

This world, my heart, my soul
Things that I don't know
The icicles they grow
They never let me go
Scars are left as proof
But tears they soak on through
Things I've done
My young
My unforgivable youth

As archaeologists dig in the deserts of the east
Appeared a 100 meters wide and 100 meters deep
They discover ancient cars on even older streets
And a city well preserved and most likely at its peak
A culture so advanced, and by condition of the teeth
They can tell that they was civil, not barbaric in the least
A society at peace.
With liberty and justice for all
Neatly carved in what seems to be a wall
They would doubt that there was any starvation at all
That they pretty much had the poverty problem all solved
From the sheer amount of paper, most likely used for trade
Everything's so organized.
They had to be well behaved
Assumed they had clean energy, little to no enemies
Very honest leaders with overwhelming sympathies
Religions kinda complex.
Kinda hard to figure out
And this must be the temple
This White House

This world, my heart, my soul
Things that I don't know
The icicles they grow
They never let me go
Scars are left as proof
But tears they soak on through
Things I've done
My young
My unforgivable youth


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"Unforgivable Youth" as written by David Manzoor Wasalu Jaco

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    My InterpretationSeems to be a Past, Present and Future of the world (I would say only western civilisation but as there seems to be no record of the USA in the future, you have to assume there was some form of global apocalypse, obviously it is centred around north america.

    "Now along the shore and so aware of their arriving
    Other children of this land prepared to share in their surviving
    A pageantry of feathers stands his majesty with treasure
    Not the material things of kings that could never last forever
    But secrets of the spirit world and how to live in harmony together
    Unbeknownst to him his head would be the first that they would sever"

    Reference to the first boats landing in North America, how the native welcomed them but the foreigners seeing them as godless savages and brought natives to near extinction.

    The second verse tells us how the settlers ravaged the land of everything, 'you kill but do not eat', hunting for game and disrupting the eco-systems, e.g. numbers of buffalo dropped dramatically. This verse also highlights the colonists lack of respect for the land, 'don't repair it when they leave it' etc.

    'And our mistakes will be repeated
    by your future generations doomed to pay for your mistreatment', their descendents will be taught to live the same way, eventually the natural resources they are abusing will run out, when they do, it will be the problem of the generation alive at that time, it will be them who pays for the mistakes of their ancestors. Also, with global warming due to make the world a much harsher place, it is largely the western nations to blame for this.

    The final verse is from a futuristic perspective of scientists and historians discovering and ancient civilisation, based on their findings they assume that the civilisation was at its peak (so perhaps not cut short just to a nuclear war for example but by a lack of resources to stay alive?). All the assumptions are pretty much the opposite of what the civilisation was actually like. With religion in this present day dwindling, they struggle to find out what the main religion of this civilisation was but note that a great temple seems to be the focal point of some kind of religious group. The great temple is in fact the white house, this is telling us how religion has become less and less a part of the western world and is replaced more and more with politics that the people from the future confuse the government head quarters for a religious temple.
    Triangle18on February 23, 2013   Link

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