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Why must I/Stay in line?/And why must I/Always be fine?/And why do I sit here/Just like everybody else?/

And why must I/Stay in school?/And why must I/Play by the rules?/Why must I get a 9 to 5/Just like everybody else?

Why can't you just sit down/And shut up?/Why do you have to care/So very much?/Why can't you just slide into/This round hole?/It's 'cause your head is square and/It just won't go/Not like everybody else/You're not like everybody else/

Why must I/Wear a dress?/And why must I/Hide my cigarettes?/ Why can't I just tell the truth?/What's so very wrong with that?/

What if I use a salad fork/To eat my pie?/What if it's after labor day/And I'm wearing white?/Will the world just explode/If I do it any other way?/

Why can't you just sit down/And shut up/You're thinking about this/Way too much/Why can't you just drink the Kool-Aid/ Just like everybody else?/

And why can't I/Kiss who I want to kiss?/And why must I/Play nice with other kids?/The old ways aren't/Necessarily the best/

And why must I/Believe all these things you tell me?Why do you find/Honesty so scary?/Why do you look so baffled/Every time I ask you 'why'?"

Why can't you just sit down/And shut up? You're asking too many questions/Too many hard ones/We want you to be/Just like everybody else/

Get a degree/Just like everybody/Be an employee/Just like everybody/Get married/Just like everybody/Have babies/Just like everybody/Say you're happy/Just like everybody/I don't want to be/Just like everybody/I don't want to be/Just like everybody/Please don't make me/Be like everybody else/


from Generalized Statements of Observable Facts, released July 26, 2013



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