Music Monday – P.O.D – Youth Of The Nation and Kelly Rowland – Stole

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Music Monday is a meme that was created by Drew from The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song and/or video and share it on Monday.

The songs and videos I am sharing today are:

 

Youth of the Nation by P.O.D

 

and

Stole by Kelly Rowland

 

Everything happening in the world lately has had me thinking of these songs. Both songs are powerful. The lyrics and the videos are emotional and have important messages.

 

 

Youth of the Nation by P.O.D
Last day of the rest of my life
I wish I would’ve known
‘Cause I would’ve kissed my mama goodbye
I didn’t tell her that I loved her and how much I care
Or thank my pops for all the talks
And all the wisdom he shared
Unaware, I just did what I always do
Everyday, the same routine
Before I skate off to school
But who knew that this day wasn’t like the rest
Instead of taking a test
I took two to the chest
Call me blind, but I didn’t see it coming
Everybody was running
But I couldn’t hear nothing
Except gun blasts, it happened so fast
I didn’t really know this kid
He wasn’t part of the class
Maybe this kid was reaching out for love
Or maybe for a moment
He forgot who he was
Or maybe this kid just wanted to be hugged
Whatever it was
I know it’s because
We are, We are, the youth of the nation
Little Suzy, she was only twelve
She was given the world
With every chance to excel
Hang with the boys and hear the stories they tell
She might act kind of proud
But no respect for herself
She finds love in all the wrong places
The same situations
Just different faces
Changed up her pace since her daddy left her
Too bad he never told her
She deserved much better
Johnny boy always played the fool
He broke all the rules
So you would think he was cool
He was never really one of the guys
No matter how hard he tried
Often thought of suicide
It’s kind of hard when you ain’t got no friends
He put his life to an end
They might remember him then
You cross the line and there’s no turning back
Told the world how he felt
With the sound of a gat
We are, We are, the youth of the nation
Who’s to blame for the lives that tragedies claim
No matter what you say
It don’t take away the pain
That I feel inside, I’m tired of all the lies
Don’t nobody know why
It’s the blind leading the blind
I guess that’s the way the story goes
Will it ever make sense
Somebody’s got to know
There’s got to be more to life than this
There’s got to be more to everything
I thought exists
We are, We are, the youth of the nation
Songwriters: Marcos Curiel / Mark Daniels / Noah Bernardo / Paul Sandoval
Youth of the Nation lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Stole by Kelly Rowland
He was always such a nice boy
The quiet one with good intentions
He was down with his brother, respectful
to his mother
A good boy
But good don’t get attention
One kid with the promise
The brightest kid in school, he’s not a fool
Reading books ’bout science and smart stuff
It’s not enough, no
‘Cause smart don’t make you cool
Well he’s not invisible anymore
With his father’s nine and a broken fuse
Since he walked through that classroom door
He’s all over prime time news
Mary’s got the same size hands as
Marilyn Monroe
She put her fingers in the imprints
At Mann’s Chinese Theatre Show
She could’ve been a movie star
Never got the chance to go that far
Her life was stole Oh Oh, now we’ll never know
They’re crying to the camera
Said he never fitted in, he wasn’t welcome
He’d show up to the parties we was hanging in
Some guys were putting him down, bullin’ him ’round
Now I wish I would have talked to him
Gave him the time of day, not turn away
If I would’ve then it wouldn’t maybe go this far
He’d might’a stayed at home playing
angry chords on his guitar
He’s not invisible anymore
With his baggy pants and his legs in chains
Since he walked through that classroom door
Everybody knows his name
Mary’s got the same size hands as
Marilyn Monroe
She put her fingers in the imprints
At Mann’s Chinese Theatre Show
She could’ve been a movie star
Never got the chance to go that far
Her life was stole Oh Oh, now we’ll never know
Greg was always getting net from 20 feet away
He had a tryout with the sixahs couldn’t
wait for Saturday
Now we’re never gonna see him slam
Flyin’ as high as Kobe can
His life was stole Oh! Oh! Now we’ll never know
Ya their lives were stole
Now we’ll never know
We were here, all together yesterday
Songwriters: Dane Anthony Deviller / Sean Hosein / Stephen Kipner / Stephen Alan Kipner
Stole lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
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