Carlinology (Keep Your Head Up)

Nukky Grissom – Carlinology (Keep Your Head Up)

(George Carlin)
…The owners of this country don’t want that. They DON’T want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that, that doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests. That’s right. They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit around the kitchen table and figure out how badly they’re getting FUCKED by system that threw them overboard 30 fuckin’ years ago. They don’t want that. You know what they want? They want OBEDIENT WORKERS

(Verse 1)
When you’re a kid, they always say, you can be anything you want/
But then you get a little older and they tell you why you won’t/
It went from sayin’ one thing but then turned into another/
Went from “Go follow your dreams” to “Just don’t end up in the gutter”/
Like they got the key to life, I’m like fuck y’all/
I’ma do my own thing and if I fail? Still fuck y’all/
Cuz I ain’t give a shit, I ain’t buyin’ into it,/
Writin’ on the wall and I can read, I ain’t illiterate/
My nose is in a book as I’m, riddlin’ dis,/
Matter fact, I’m spittin’ this for them Ritalin kids/
Trapped up in system now they medicinal kids/
And Pharmaceutical business is gettin’ rich up off the ignorance/
You’ll never catch me givin’ my kid some amphetamine/
You’ll catch me givin’ ‘em shit the second he fail to dream/
You’ll catch me givin’ ‘em words to keep pushin’ ’em harder/
And further than what they gonna tell him when he gets older/Have ya heard me

(Chorus)
Have ya heard me
I Tell ‘Em Keep They Head Up
Tell me, Have ya Heard me?
I Tell ‘Em All Keep Their Heads Up

So what the fuck you gonna tell me?
If you ain’t got your own bread up
What the fuck you gonna tell me?
If you ain’t got your own head up

(Verse 2)
I remember in my young days, just a kid, grade 6/
Parents up in court, child support, cuz Pop ain’t paid it/
I was just youngbuck, little less jaded/
Lookin’ back I kinda see the void that it created/
Shit, I ain’t mad Pop, you manned up, paid your dues/
Just a product of the system, ain’t nobody blamin’ you/
I just found it weird that you willingly paid a lawyer to/
Take it to litigation ‘stead of just payin’ for board and room/8
Damn, but now I see where he was coming from/
Working-class grind mindset that was runnin’ ‘em/
If I’s on that grind, I’d try to save up every dollar to/
Cuz that’s just what the people sportin’ them blue-collars do/
Cuz that’s the way that you’re conditioned to think/
Lack and limitation, is the mental picture they paint/
Fuck ‘it though, I’m comin’ for it, I’m fiendin’ to fill up a bank/
And I’ma keep spreadin’ that hope and pull ‘em back from the brink/Yo have Ya Heard me?

(George Carlin)
You know what they want? They want OBEDIENT WORKERS. OBEDIENT WORKERS. People who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork, and just dumb enough to passably accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime, and the vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it. And they’ll get it. They’ll get it ALL from you sooner or later — ‘cuz they OWN this fuckin’ place. It’s a big CLUB. And YOU AIN’T IN IT. You and I are NOT IN the big club. By the way, it’s the same big club they use to beat you over the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe. All day long, beating you over the in their media telling you what to believe — what to think — and what to buy. They don’t give a fuck about you, they don’t GIVE A FUCK ABOUT YOU. THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT YOU — AT ALL. AT ALL. AT ALL….

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