Mental 94

    Converge

    Quite often hardcore hits a message right on the head in a way no other style of music can.

    In my opinion the song below does so, and I wanted to share it.

    The world we’re living in is toxic, and unless you’re willing to stand for something, you’ll fall for anything…

    Wisdom in Chains, “My Promise” from the record Class War

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    “I don’t wanna live in a world where I can’t keep my children safe.
    Sometimes I lie awake in the dark cause I can’t stop thinking about it.
    I’m surround by lunatics and racists always trying to test me, trying to test my patience…
    I know how hard this life can be. It can be lot harder that it was for me.
    What’s the point in trying? Is there and point in trying if you really can’t change a thing?
    When I take a look at life I got the answer, it seems quite clear to me.
    I don’t wanna live if I can’t be with the people I love and the friends I’ve made.
    So let it be known if I die today y’all mean the world to me,
    if I die today did I say all the things I had to say?

    If I die today how will the world remember me?
    If I die today to all my friends and family
    If I die today please understand why I say that I don’t wanna live, not here.
    I’m not ashamed, this is who I am, my heart on my sleeve and blood on my hands.
    My youth is over and I had my fun, but now I gotta live for my little ones
    Until I’m gone I’ll do whatever I can.
    I swear it over and over and over again.
    Fuck you if you don’t understand,
    too many of my homeys died for no reason.
    Those days are over and I miss my friends,
    so I promised I would die to protect my family.”