These walls plastered with motivational speeches and properly worded English
Are virtually meaningless, because the teacher in front speaking
Cares more about that check than checking the voice of the speechless
The student sits in the back with a noticeable lack in sleep - this
Child is diagnosed, doctors proposing ADD
He went from daydreamer to zombie now complacent with basic reasoning
Meanwhile school is designed to push random knowledge through cookie cutters
But if you're not compatible with the shape: You're defective and FAIL
They selectively veil the truth, that classroom's regrettably Hell
Where they tell you that this test will help you to excel
But what that entails is this societal stigma placed on the "failures"
Because rather than giving knowledge those teachers teach MEMORIZATION
Of varied information that you only learn to regurgitate it
In that proctored exam that you'll forget as soon as the next day
And then the school board confuses us, yelling "Pursue a higher education!"
But never warned of the slew of debts we'd accrue just to "make it"
"You're teaching us backwards; the point in all this is vague
Instead of freeing our minds, you've cornered us in this cage"
Is what always crosses my mind but this cycle I intend to break
So, for now, we'll chalk this up to Sh*t I'll Never Say
Until my voice can be heard much clearer
Only when I out these coconspirators can I look myself in the mirror