Look At The Elephant

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Within a few years the elephants are going to die
But they're less important to our ecosystem than a fly
All of our actions are ultimately selfish
Even when we help the helpless
we're thinking what we can get out of this
No need for an apology
It's just biology, because we're stronger in a colony
And honestly, I can't debate the fact my claims'll be debated
I can't overstate the fact I'm underrated
I can't stand or understand the fact I'm hated
I tried being understated 'til I realised it was overrated
Your tablet phone was made by modern day slave labour
The world today's arranged to make use chase paper
to the grave, spend spend spend, but make sure you save for later
Haters are going hate but maybe what they're saying will save you
Insane or saviour?
Am I a liar, pariah, messiah
or a normal guy with the desire to inquire?
I'm adding fuel to fire, I'll draw the ire
either side of the dividing line like a binary multiplier
We're all bullied at school, but never did it ourselves
That doesn't add up, you were a bully without knowing as well
You're guilty of stuff you'd have others thrown in a cell for
So look close to home before telling us what we're going to hell for

Look at the elephant
Look at the fucking elephant
The elephant
Look at the motherfucking elephant
The elephant
Look at the fucking elephant
The elephant
Look at the motherfucking elephant

Now, human rights are universal
'cause they mean nothing unless given the worst of us
Regardless of what people do
Murderers are people too
who legally you're equal to
There's no line between good and evil, dude
There's only actions and intentions
A result of chemical reactions and events
and any ethical infractions that you care to add that are an invention
but don't pretend that that's an invitation to act a twat
'cause you're ingrained with empathy, advanced behaviour
Saviour
But you have more empathy for people of your own race
for those whose skin tone fits that of your own face

The capacity's in all of us for genocide
It's best to face the demon inside than try to run and hide
Nazis were people too
If you'd have been in their circumstances
the certain chance is you would be one too
Paedophiles are people too, that's their sexuality
It's not a choice, they're not criminals unless they breach legality
and when the age of consent changes internationally
ranging from eight to eighteen then it's a massive leap
You may feel uncomfortable, but it's the truth actually
like the fact that you're a walking talking poo factory

Look at the elephant
Look at the fucking elephant
The elephant
Look at the motherfucking elephant
The elephant
Look at the fucking elephant
The elephant
Look at the motherfucking elephant

Within a few years the elephants are going to die
But they're less important to our ecosystem than a fly
A transexual is genetically their birth gender
It's burnt into the embers of their cells like the Earth's centre
We can pretend, but in the end, eventually
identity's inconsequential, conscious beings are nonessential
Disagree? Eeach piece of meat you eat was borne of suffering
Most reasons for eating it recede to nothing when you look at it
And similarly with abortion, a significant portion
of the arguments can apply to infants that are already born
If you say you refuse to go back to coat hangers
then the NRA could claim the same: "we won't go back to daggers!"
You may say it's none of my business as a cishet Brit
but I'm not one for indifference, I'm at odds with it
It is what it is regardless of whose gob's emitting it
so if you've got a problem with listening
it's probably the cognitive dissonance kicking in
Some of your most deep and strong beliefs are wrong, mine too
Read along to the lyrics of this song, you'll probably see the ones
To err is human, to forgive divine
to redefine what we believe is right is to see behind the scenes
and really feel alive
to be reminded of the blood, the guts, the bones and the meat inside
I really tried but this feeling can't even be described
it's too revealing, I can't be surprised we try to keep it hiding
At times fear takes over, so like Peter, we deny
but the beauty within reason seems it cannot be defied
Everyone will compromise their morals for enough money
And farts will always, always be funny

The elephant
Look at the fucking elephant
The elephant
Look at the motherfucking elephant
The elephant
Look at the fucking elephant
The elephant
Look at the motherfucking elephant

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from Hip Hop Hooray, released January 13, 2017

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Dan Bull Bromsgrove, UK

Dan Bull is a man who says words in pleasing patterns. You can listen to them here, and on YouTube. This sentence is about guns, in order to make this biography more interesting.

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