I'm going off on a tangent to my other lyrics (the more upbeat/happier ones, for the most part) to try some new ideas and experiment with new songwriting styles. They ended up similar to poetry, I guess, and have darker subject matter, but whatever. Enjoy.
Belt Too Tight, Try As You Might
Our story begins at creation,
the birth of our only threshold
In a blinding light, a sparkle of life
glimmered upon cold sand.
From stories came stories
Untold worries among our kin
We devised a disguise to make up for demise
and flourished through killing and loving.
Fast forward to present day,
where the world is in disarray
But they don't know God like he knows us;
to fear him is key to salvation.
"Mama, oh Mama, allow me to feel
like one of them; I promise I'll be good."
Wrap a belt of life and cover your eyes
you suffer to prove your devotion.
"I can't take this, Mama!
Why is it fair that we are born unholy
when I've done nothing wrong?"
Do not fight what you can't comprehend.
Wrapped in the bandages of the Father
they tear at the spaces between
Only to be taped shut by holy men
and tied up on a broken tree.
In towns upon towns, in countries far and wide
these differences destroy us!
"Mama, I don't know what to see!"
Dear child, there's nothing to be seen.
A home of idealism in grace alone
is divided where it stands
If only one board breaks,
the structure of lies starts to bend.
Child, oh child! Fear not what you are told!
The necklace of malice upon your neck,
shamed with the beads of servitude,
is not the truth at all.