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We live in a world of ignorance,
full of people who don’t even try
to understand that who you are
doesn’t need a how or why.
 
Everything is perfectly fine
when you’re just like them all.
But once they see
you live and love differently,
it seems like they live to see you fall.
 
We’re here in the 21st century
but we’re still fighting for our rights.
I don’t see
why there’s still so much misery,
so many deaths, so many fights.
The right to love and live happily
shouldn’t be so hard to give.
We’re all people in this world,
it shouldn’t be so hard to live.
 
They all say you can’t be you,
the real you is a “sin.”
And, “It’s all just a phase,” they say,
and, “You can be cured again.”
 
They look away, you’re told to die,
or you’re told you’re just a freak.
Sometimes this happens day after day
and you start to feel meek.
 
When you try to stand up
to be yourself,
so many people may turn away.
We live in a world of ignorance;
I hope everyone hears us say,
 
We’re here in the 21st century
but we’re still fighting for our rights.
I don’t see
why there’s still so much misery,
so many deaths, so many fights.
The right to love and live happily
shouldn’t be so hard to give.
We’re all people in this world,
it shouldn’t be so hard to live.
 
Look around and try to guess
who is “normal” and who is not.
Every person has their stories
about the kinds of fights they’ve fought.
One fight that shouldn’t need to be
is the fight to live and love.
We’re here in the 21st century,
don’t you think it’s been long enough?
 
I don’t see
why there’s still so much misery,
so many deaths, so many fights.
So many children crying
‘cause their families turned away.
So many friends walking out the door,
not even saying goodbye on the way.
So many black eyes and suicides
and cruel laughs and sneers.
So many couples who cannot marry
though they’ve loved for many years.
The right to be the person you are
and to love the person you love,
and the right to love and live happy,
why is it so hard to give?
We’re all people in this world,
so why is it so hard to live?
 
We live in a world of ignorance,
full of people who don’t even try
to understand that who you love
shouldn’t need a how or why.

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