VOICES (FEAT. MONICA HUMBLES)

(D. Sacke, D. Blacktin)

Produced by Daniel Blacktin

Mixed by Kasland

Mastered by Kasland

Published by Room 28 Publishing (BMI)

[Verse 1: Kasland]

When I was real young, still in kindergarten

There was another kid, everybody picking on him

He would curl up in a corner as the kids were ripping on him

Called him names, he had no friends, but I could never see the problem

Man, what was it that this kid did to deserve to be mistreated

I could never understand why all the teachers couldn't see it

Then they threw rocks at this boy while he just cried 'til he was bleeding

So I stepped up told them beat it, I was heated, man, I mean it

I never could believe it, how could these kids be so cruel

He was bullied to a point that he would almost leave the school

’Til he finally found a friend when I reached down to help him up

Introduced myself and got to know this kid like hey, what's up

You see I had a voice and used it just to make these bullies go

I asked why they would hurt him, he said he didn't know

I never saw a difference between us so I asked

The bullies why they did it, turns out cause he was black

 

[Chorus: Monica Humbles]

This is the way that things are and

This is the way we resolve them

We are the ones who make choices

To open up our eyes and utilize our voices

This is the way that things are and

This is the way we resolve them

We are the ones who make choices

To open up our eyes and utilize our voices

 

[Verse 2: Kasland]

Are we really so quick to just forget just who we are

Or is it that we focus on today and not tomorrow

I look up in the sky and then I wish upon a star

I throw my voice across the world and simply hope that it goes far

Maybe one day we won't be filled with so much hate

That we can all just get along and gays can walk among the straight

I know I talk a lot, but hey, I'm just a kid with an opinion

If I keep it to myself, I guess the world can keep on sinning

Nah, we let our fear just overcome us

We should take a stand together because power comes in numbers

By the ones, by the tens, then eventually the hundreds

Separate us from the fear and let the hatred come to love us

Time to be some better people, use your voice to set you free

I'm trying to paint a picture perfect so that I can help you see

All the problems in this world so you can paint it for someone

Who's in need to see the truth, what you waiting for? Come on

 

[Chorus: Monica Humbles]

This is the way that things are and

This is the way we resolve them

We are the ones who make choices

To open up our eyes and utilize our voices

This is the way that things are and

This is the way we resolve them

We are the ones who make choices

To open up our eyes and utilize our voices

 

[Bridge: Kasland]

We as human beings seem to overlook the screams

Seem to overlook the things that connect us to our dreams

And if really all it means to be united in the gleams

Of this nation is to fear, then say what hope it really brings

We as human beings seem to overlook the screams

Seem to overlook the things that connect us to our dreams

And if really all it means to be united in the gleams

Of this nation is to fear, then say what hope it really brings

 

[Chorus: Kasland & Monica Humbles]

This is the way that things are and

This is the way we resolve them

We are the ones who make choices

To open up our eyes and utilize our voices

This is the way that things are and

This is the way we resolve them

We are the ones who make choices

To open up our eyes and utilize our voices

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