Big A, Little A

June 12, 2014

Be exactly who you want to be, do what you want to do
I am he, and she is she, but you’re the only you
No one else has got your eyes, can see the things you see
It’s up to you to change your life, and my life’s up to me

The problems that you suffer from are problems that you make
The shit we have to climb through is the shit we choose to take
If you don’t like the life you live, change it, now it’s yours
Nothing has effects if you don’t recognise the cause

If the programme’s not the one you want, get up, turn off the set
It’s only you that can decide what life you’re going to get
If you don’t like religion, you can be the antichrist
If your tired of politics, you can be an anarchist

But no one ever changed the church by pulling down a steeple
And you’ll never beat the system by bombing Number Ten
Systems just aren’t made of bricks, they’re mostly made of people
You may send them into hiding, but they’ll be back again

If you don’t like the rules they make, refuse to play their game
If you don’t want to be a number, don’t give them your name
If you don’t want to be caught out, refuse to hear their question
Silence is a virtue, use it for your own protection

They’ll try to make you play their game, refuse to show your face
If you don’t want to be beaten down, refuse to join their race
Be exactly who you want to be, do what you want to do
I am he, and she is she, but you’re they only you

Crass, “Big A, Little A” excerpt