Song of the Day “Our Own Definitions”

Our Own Definitions

© 2012 Andy Harrison

Words are like weapons

In the wrong hands

They’ll carve you up into pieces

Before you can understand

They’ll put you on your knees

With a chain ‘round your neck

Have you praying to a God

That turns your life to a wreck

Chorus:

They just want power

They want to keep their positions

They want to be in charge

Of the definitions

But the truth is simple

When we get to choose

Make our own definitions

Me and you

Words are like weapons

When you don’t ever question

Who’s designing the phrases

What’s their intention

Black can be white

And a man just a worm

Love can be hate

With the twist of one term

Chorus:

They just want power

They want to keep their positions

They want to be in charge

Of the definitions

But the truth is simple

When we get to choose

Make our own definitions

Me and you

Words are like weapons

But they cut both directions

They can slice through our bondage

If we make their selection

And the world could be different

In the change of one sound

In the choosing of meaning

It might all turn around

Chorus:

They just want power

They want to keep their positions

They want to be in charge

Of the definitions

But the truth is simple

When we get to choose

Make our own definitions

Me and you

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