What They Said

I left my home for the weekend
And the safety of my bed
My life is secure, my opinions validated
I feel special in my head
The world outside seems so shitty
All the people try to bring me down
I thought that I was perfect, and I thought that they would accept me
But instead, they only try to offend, I can't believe what they said

Well, sometimes criticism is given
It's the one true fact about the world we live in
You can choose to accept or reject critique
There's a risk that you take every time you speak
If you shout your opinions in a public place
Well, then they might just shout right back in your face
If you think that you're safe, guess again, my friend
Because sometimes, life's just got to offend

My mother told me she loved me
And she'd always hold my hand
She told me that my feelings were the only thing that mattered
But nobody seems to understand

(Dude, come on, now)
Not everything is gonna be about you
'Cause the world keeps turnin', whether with or without you
You can cry your griefs about what you believe
But don't expect anyone to see the way you see
Don't expect anyone to feel the way you feel
When the flack that you're fed is a three-course meal
Offense is never given, it can only be taken
When the age of outrage comes to break you down

All the agendered, bigendered, non and cis gendered,
Pan, demisexual, trans, and misgendered
Plantkin, otherkin, dragons and therions
Muslims, Satanists, Jews and Christians
Black skin, white skin, yellow and brown
We all got people tryin' to put us down
Our word is only as strong as the power we give it
We can censor it out, or we can learn to live with it

I left my home for the weekend
I left the safety of my comfortable bed
I had to talk to people different from me
And I just can't believe what they said, I can't believe what they said

Writer(s): Benjamin Stuart Steele
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