Your price

If You're Taught You Learn To Be Mean

Track download

Please choose a price: $ USD ($1.00 or more)

Please pay at least $1.00

or close

Lyrics

My next door neighbor hung a Confederate flag on inauguration day
The look on his face as he walked across his yard,said it was there to stay
As his children played in the warm sunshine, skipping rope and popping cap guns
Under the flag of their angry dad, I wonder who they will become

Nobody is born with hate in their heart for someone they have not seen
Be careful the moment you open your eyes
If you’re taught, you learn to be mean

Riots in the streets at night over true equality
Brothers and sisters stand side by side in solidarity
There is hate in every newsfeed. There’s preaching to the choir
There’s an angry man without any plan throwing gasoline on the fire

He says “What about the peaceful side? Aren’t they also to blame?”
Sidestepping around the cold hard truth to give evil it’s rightful name

Nobody is born with hate in their heart for someone they have not seen
Be careful the moment you open your eyes
If you’re taught, you learn to be mean

This is still the country my grandfather fought to save
He left it with us and he left it with trust we’d stand up for what’s right and be brave
If you do continue breeding hateful misery
From the day that you die you’ll forever live, shamed in history