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THEY DON'T TEACH YOU (prod. JXSHYB)

from These Songs Kill Fascists by Time

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There's a lot of things that they teach you in school like how to be brainwashed and play by the rules
But here's a list of things they will never teach you, you got to learn them on your own let me try to reach you

[Time – Verse 1]
They don't teach you how to love somebody
They don’t teach you that love is muddy
They don’t teach you how to love yourself just to compete and kill for wealth
They don’t teach you how to be poor they don’t teach you how to be rich
They don’t teach you less is more
They don’t teach you pills don’t mix
The war on drugs is a crucifix 2 million in cages should make you sick
They don’t teach you about politics about white supremacy and racists
About rape culture and rape kits it’s patriarchy let's face it
Masculinities a misogynist the gender wall let's break it
They don’t teach you these drugs are laced with chemicals that are makeshift
They don’t teach you that there's a pipeline from school to prison in the basement
They don’t teach you about the new Jim Crow, the Baldus study and death row
Clinton made the prison rates grow, NAFTA made the sweatshops sew
They don’t teach you about the Zapatistas, just Greece, never Giza
They don’t teach you about idle no more, earth first, trying to keep the trees up
The curriculum is transphobic and homophobic, colonized and so atrocious
Eurocentric they're overdosing, it's anti-woman, where's their voices?
They don’t teach history, just white men that's his story, not our story
Where's her story and their story, the truth hurts cause the truth is gory
They don't teach you about class, just rags to riches do the math
It’s only 4% who do that, the yellow brick road is a tricky path
American dream don’t make me laugh, Uncle Sam will stab you in the back
They don’t teach you about Harlan county, Matawan, and the working class wrath
They don’t teach you about the 8 hour strike, Haymarket and anthracite
They don’t teach about the flint sit down, Ohio and Lordstown
They don’t teach about the indigenous, we stole the land and sickened it
Genocidal hit list, at standing Rock they witnessed it
They don’t teach you about these man camps, the FBI and Annie Mae
And the Native American women who are disappeared and MIA
They don’t teach you how to walk away and cut off someone hurting you
They just teach you how to consume, that what you own is the worth of you
They don’t teach you that posting all day will make you feel hollow
They don’t teach you that when you're scrolling you're heading to the bottom
They don’t teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind
They don’t teach you how to stop a suicide just how to get in line
They don’t teach you what it feels like to have a dead friend’s number in your phone
They don’t teach you what to say to someone who's dying all alone
They don’t teach you how to deal with ecological collapse
They don’t teach about free energy it's logical math
They don’t teach no gods no masters just how to be a worker
They don’t teach that laws are cancer, a contract to hurt you
They don’t teach about liberation, just liberty and obeying
They don’t teach about direct action, just thoughts and prayers and more praying
They don’t teach you anything that's really worth knowing
So know yourself, love yourself, and never stop growing

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from These Songs Kill Fascists, released March 20, 2020
Produced by JXSHYB

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Time Denver, Colorado

Time was deemed the future of independent hip-hop by VICE and URB Mag. He has been called the Radiohead of rap and the love child of Neil Young and Andre 3000. He was named one of URB's next 100 artists in alongside Drake, Kid Cudi, and U-N-I. He has done songs with Kool Keith, Sole, and Onry Ozzborn and engineering work for Common. ... more

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