And you think you’re so clever and classless and free

You can discredit so easily; disparage the unimportant things. Criticize the methodology as “not the proper or most effective way.” Insist that there’s no clear message. Refuse to show any of the “credible” majority, choosing the fringe element to spotlight.

They hurt you at home and they hit you at school
They hate you if you’re clever and they despise a fool
Till you’re so fucking crazy you can’t follow their rules
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

You’ll never be able to do it right, not in Their eyes. You can’t.

You’re not passionate enough. You’re too passionate.
You’re not organized enough. You’re too organized.
You don’t have a clear message. We don’t like the message you’re sending.
You don’t wear the right clothes. We don’t like the way you look.

We’re all angry about how we’re treated. But you’re doing it wrong. You need to go through their channels to get results. You need to do this the way we expect you to do it.

We’re too busy to come out and see what you’re doing for ourselves. Besides, you’re all kids, hippies, dirty, losers. You’ll never win. You can’t fight them, they’re too powerful, too big to fail. No one takes you seriously. This will blow over and you’ll all look like the fools that you are.

Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV
And you think you’re so clever and classless and free
But you’re still fucking peasants as far as I can see
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

* John Lennon, Working Class Hero

I write, as openly as possible, about my experiences with life, love, creativity, depression and not-depression. I share opinions. I promote compassion and change. I talk about music. I also write poetry and short stories. I like to share them here.

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