We laughed, sitting around in a circle
Passing around a few bottles of beer.
There wasn't enough to get us drunk but
Really it didn't matter so much 'cause
We were together, for this brief time we
Were together and we'd be fools not to
Seize the day (or the night). Carpe diem
That's what they say, right? Well I wasn't so
Sure how to do that when every single
Day until that moment had been a war
Between my body, my soul, and my mind
As to whether I would, should, live or die.
I still don't know what the **** it means, like
Sure, tell kids to do what they want to do
Make the best of their situation and
Fly, soar, achieve their most fantastic dreams.
But what if someone wants to end their life
Needlessly? What if one kid's dream is to
Harm another human because today's
Society focuses on power
And dominance, rather than on things such
As love, understanding, and acceptance?
Should they be told to seize the day as well?
We're teaching rapists to carpe diem
Too, they just take what they want without fear
Of retribution because hey, life is
Short so it should be full of joy even
When it comes at the expense of someone
Else's pain. Carpe diem, am I right?
Those girls, those boys, all of their victims, it's
their fault for not living in the moment.
And as we all sat in that circle I
Thought to myself, no, no; this is what it
Means: to sit on our ***** just talking
About the world's problems and not doing
(Not being able to do) anything
About it, illegally sipping some
Alcohol because we can and it does
Bring us closer. But it's all we can do.
Stuck here, this is how we carpe diem.
But **** it, the world better be ready
For when we are all grown up because we
Will start to change it one piece at a time.
******* carpe diem, I'll seize the future.
just get frustrated about some barriers at times