don't wanna read the paper
i don't like bad news
last night a man got shot
outside the house of blues
i'd like to ignore it
i'd like to just pretend
that the reason for it
is something i can comprehend

i don't listen to the radio
last time it made me cry
two boys went crazy
fifteen kids died
and i don't know their families
i don't ask 'em how they're going
they're on the other side of the world
but its way too close to home

[chorus]
i've got something to say
and i thought it might be worth a mention
if you're not pissed off at the world
then you're just not paying attention
and you can turn off the tv
and go about your day
but just 'cuz you don't see it
doesn't mean its gone away hey

we don't talk to our neighbors
they've got funny colored skin
we see 'em out on the sidewalk
but we don't invite 'em in

we only eat when we're hungry
and we throw the rest away
while babies in cambodia
are starving everyday

we risk our lives
we hit our wives
we act like everything is funny
we hid our pain
while we go insane
we sell our souls for money
we curse our moms
we build our bombs
we make our children cry
we watch the band
while vietnam
just watched their children die

[chorus]


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Ignorance song meanings
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    General CommentThis song has made me cry so many times. My all time favourite song by Kasey.

    It basically is what the lyrics tells us. It is how ignorance people are and how they can watch the news and say how horrible then live on after that without a second thought of it.
    calmingdeepblueon February 16, 2007   Link

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