Taught (from Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical)

KIDS SHOULD BE KIDS
THEIR MINDS ARE FRAGILE
WE SHOW THEM THE WAY
THEY WALK IN OUR SHADOWS
NO ONE IS BORN WITH THORN OF HATE,
THEY MUST BE TAUGHT
I STAND FOR PEACE
BUT I'M NOT THE PARENT
I LIVE TEACH AND LOVE IT'S INHERENT
WE'VE GOT TO OPEN THE BLINDS OF THEIR MINDS
THEY MUST BE TAUGHT
THAT LITTLE GIRL, WITH DOT'S ON HER FINGERTIPS
DESERVES THE WORLD, HER YOUTH AND NOT THESE HARDSHIPS
SHE SHOULDN'T CRY IN SCHOOL
SHE SHOULD FLY IN SCHOOL
BUT I HAVE JUSTIFY OUR CROOKED RULES
AND WE ARE THE FOOLS
HANDING THEM THE WRONG TOOLS
WHY CAN'T THEY DRINK THE SAME WATER
SWIM IN THE SAME POOLS
KIDS KNOW HOW TO LAUGH
BEFORE THEY MAKE JUDGMENTS
THEY SMILE AT THE SKY
AND SEE IN IT’S SUBSTANCE
LET THEIR CRAYONS WRITE THE STORIES
AND SONGS OF THEIR OWN THOUGHTS
THEY AREN'T BORN CRUEL
LOVE IS THEIR FIRST LANGUAGE
AS PRECIOUS AS JEWELS
THEIR CUTENESS IS SHAMELESS
WE MUSTN'T DIVIDE THEM, BEFORE THEY HAVE THRIVED
THEY MUST BE TAUGHT
LET THEM HOLD HANDS, GROW UP ASKING QUESTIONS
EXPLORING THE LAND, FIND WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN'T
WE'RE HERE TO GUIDE THEIR ROAD
NOT DECIDE THEIR SOULS
PUT OUR SQUARE WAYS BEHIND US AND LET CHANGE TAKE HOLD
LET CHANGE TAKE HOLD
I KNOW WHAT'S RIGHT, DEEP IN MY HEART
THE TIMES ARE CHANGING, THIS SCHOOL YEAR A START
I WON'T STAND BY, SILENT AS A MIME
THEIR MINDS WON'T BE BOUGHT
WHILE UNDER MY WING, I'M CERTAIN ONE THING
MY MISSION, MY VISION MY CHILDREN WILL BE TAUGHT

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