Suburban Genius

A makeshift purebred that’s been spoon-fed since on the assembly line
A brand new pupil to the old school of intelligent design
Fill in the spaces without traces of your phobias and doubts
Commands and judgments wrapped as values come cascading from your mouth

You’d look so pretty in shame but far too pristine to defame
Big world out there
Won’t you keep us safe while we gawk and stare?
Hey there…

Mister, mister won’t you translate what we’ve seen?
Suburban genius, preach to the rest of us
We’ve got blisters on our privileges and feet
Through the proscenium teach us obedience
The only one we trust; suburban genius

You pulled yourself up by the bootstraps that you made with your own hands
Cold dedication to a nation that I’ll never understand
Ever resourceful with your heart full of fresh pomp and circumstance
This noble conduct never destructs like the rest of us God damned, well Goddamn!

We looked so useful in chains but far too much fuss to maintain
Big world out there
Won’t you keep us safe while we gawk and stare?
Hey there…

Mister, mister won’t you translate what we’ve seen?
Suburban genius, preach to the rest of us
We’ve got blisters on our privileges and feet
Through the proscenium teach us obedience
The only one we trust; suburban genius

Down in the dirt like we rehearsed until the novelty wore off
What we believe can take a backseat to our faith till our hearts stop
Who asked you to stop?
Keep your heart beating!

Mister, mister won’t you translate what we’ve seen?
Suburban genius, preach to the rest of us
We’ve got blisters on our privileges and feet
Through the proscenium teach us obedience
The only one we trust; suburban genius

I think we’re sharp enough
However tedious
Await deliverance
Suburban genius

– Trevor Dion Nicholas

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