Monsters

Jim Flannery

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Jim Flannery is a country music artist known for his heartfelt lyrics and soulful singing style. He has gained a dedicated fan base through his relatable songs that often touch on themes of love, loss, and the simple joys of life. With his distinct voice and authentic storytelling, Jim Flannery has made a name for himself in the country music scene. more »


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Call me a monster? that's a soul-crushing word
When you've been tortured into believing that your genes are disturbed
As if somewhere in my biology there's an undiscovered difference
Destining me to be angry and express it with violence
While I was diagnosed bipolar and schizoaffective
What good's a diagnosis when there's no measurable evidence
Though now that I hear voices, I'm empirically different
Like having emotions, it's an ability, there's nothing wrong with my head
Is a mutant what you'd call me? Well wouldn't you be one too?
Cause every single one of us is in the genetically unique zoo
But mutants aren't monsters, we're all humans, just like you
So decide for yourself if I'm a monster when I'm through
Don't believe everything you hear and only half of what you see
I'm not in a class of monsters, I'm just a new generation from an old colony
There might be clones, yet no one knows
Yet a microchip on your dogs' bones
Could be the work of a monster
Or a team of heroes
Is it a question of if we're evolving
Or wasting time on the wrong problem that we should be solving
Like how the word monster
Could be said about Richard Feynman
Or the X-men, who said, Magneto's not a monster he's just misunderstood
While Xavier's got a school with kids we'd call cadets
It's not unlike a Jedi training school, nor a place we could forget
Don't you remember? Arnold was an iconoclast - not Miss Frizzle's orange pet
You may ask if a monster can love one more than they did before
Not if there's an asymptote
Or a love so strong from things she wrote
That survival and extinction could make this bloke choke
Cause Frankenstein's monster didn't have a soulmate to sing
By a never-ending waterfall when he was suffering
Don't believe everything you hear and only half of what you see
I'm not in a class of monsters, I'm just a new generation from an old colony
If I saw you suffer, and you didn't see me cry
Would you call me a monster or say that I internalize
I may cry while sleeping in, I can be afraid to be awake
I'm just scared of how many hours that there are in a day
Even when I'm hiding beneath my sheets I am reminded
Depression is a loaded word that can medicalize by silence
Now I walk among you with these new abilities in my head
And if you've read your history, you might think some folks want me dead
We've been tortured or enslaved, if the experiments matter
Though it's not like what I read in the Willie Lynch letter
If the Holocaust's as awful, would that analogy work better?
I wish I didn't need a historical reference to relate what's the matter
If I'm seen as a monster, I'm sorry for my choice of words
I've tried to pick them well and avoid using threats of force
Like the ones I've heard before based upon a doctor's choice
Who never said the word "monster", though I felt it in their voice
So choose your words wisely, like when you use the word violence
Cause who it's that's committing violence tends to get to silence
And if we resist, then it's their fact that we're dangerous
As they lock us up and drug us, and remove our selves from us
Don't believe everything you hear and only half of what you see
I'm not in a class of monsters, I'm just a new generation from an old colony
Was I created or was I made
It doesn't matter as much as those who came before and those still waiting to be saved
If you call it an it and us a them
Who's the "you" that I referred to then?

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