Living On a Knife's Edge (feat. Mr Gee)

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lyrics

[MR. GEE]

There's a delicate balance of what follows fashion
as peer pressure unravels an adolescent pattern.
You and your friends all like to ride bikes and we did too.
You like to sport the latest hairstyles and we did too.
And we know that all teenage boys fight and we did too.
And you think you were the first on your block to carry a knife?
Well back in the day we did too.

Ah, this is where the problem lies
for this is the question that plagues younger minds.
It's all too easy for us older generations to confer and surmise that the violence of today never occurred in our times but…
I think things have changed: heavier drugs are being blazed, perceptions have rearranged, strange wars are being waged around the planet… sending the message if you want it then grab it.
The pen may be indeed mightier than the sword but the sword makes its point sweetly doing damage.

Such is the delicate balance that translates into high streets.
This world is ruled by the mighty and no one admires the weak.
No one admires defeat, no one cares about the meek, so violence is the language that we all reliably speak.
As every day we seek headlines of sensationalised crimes
and newspapers offer up more space to advertise.
As a campaign issue its hot and even politicians realise that there's more to the pressure in the pot that takes so many lives.
And makes so many mothers cry and scream the question why was it their child in that night in that fight that had to die and die for what?
Some trivial misunderstanding that could easily be stopped?
Some petty argument fueled when tempers run hot?
Or over what someone's got or forced pride that's been mocked
so the outcome was the fist fight or the night sky being ignited by the gun shot.

That person's got the latest pair of Nikes and I want some too.
That person's got a father in their family and I want one too.
That person's got oil in their country and I want some too.
You say that you got hatred for me? Well I've got some too.

There's a delicate balance over what follows fashion
as peer pressure unravels an interesting pattern
An interesting challenge of how we choose to live our lives
Are we floating peacefully on the wings of a dove or are we all perched weeping on the edge of a knife?

Are we all perched weeping on the edge of a knife?

credits

from We're the Ones, released April 13, 2019
Written by Seth Mowshowitz and Mr. Gee
All music arranged, performed, engineered, produced, mixed & mastered by Seth Mowshowitz along with the following contributors:

Lead Vocals – Mr. Gee
Violins – Kieran O’Malley

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