Rockin' In Rage

  • If I can't speak my truth for fear of bein' abused
    I might as well be a mute, my voice never used
    I'll be maligned, I'll be distant and trolled
    If I can't be aligned, I'll be thrown in the cold

    I don't think I've ever felt so out on the margin
    I'm too old to fight with machetes and blades
    I feel like a leper, like handin' my cards in
    Like I don't have the right to join the parades

    I'm rockin' in rage, forward and back
    My bones disengage, they splinter and crack

    Deep fire in the clock in one last rampage
    Drop all the lines, I'm rockin' in rage
    Rockin' in rage, oh, I won't leave the stage
    Oh, yeah, I'm rockin' in rage

    If you can ride it right here, you know how to die
    If you can conquer your fear, you'll get to fly
    Ooh, you'll get to fly

    This must be your right, to get it down on the page
    You know you must write, you know you must rage
    You might learn to fly, get out on the stage
    But you might as well lie, unless you can rage

    I don't think I've ever felt so out on the margin
    I'm too old to fight with machetes and blades
    I feel like a leper, like handin' my cards in
    Like I don't have the right to join the parades

    I'm rockin' in rage, well past my prime
    Denyin' the curtain, wastin' no time

    So this is the carver, the death before age
    I thought I'd be calm, but I'm rockin' in rage
    Rockin' in rage, oh, I won't leave the stage
    I'm rockin' in rage, rockin' in rage

    Rockin' in rage, no, I won't leave the stage
    'Cause I'm rockin' in rage
    Rockin', oh, my heart in a cage

    If I can't speak my truth for fear of being abused
    Might as well be a mute, my voice never used
    This must be my right, get it down on the page
    I know I must write, I know I must rage

    Rage
    Rage

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