Jul 30, 2012

Get Better

I don't think I've done a Music Monday for about 6 months, gah! Since I've been busy stuffing pocket rocket boxes with my business cards for BlogHer '12, I thought now is a good a time as any. Also? This may not be a new song, but it's new to me and it blew my gawd damn mind...

When music is used as a tool 
to share a vital message about the state of our society, 
(and not just about screwing hos or how much money you have), 
my heart swells with pride. 
And after hearing this, I'm bursting. 

Please watch if you haven't already - 
and if you have children in high school, 
watch it with them!

"..there are other choices --- if you want them, 
You don't have to tow the line and just float with the flotsam, 
You can build your time better when you find a passion, 
The Internet and public services give free education, 
So it really ain't a case of rich or poor, 
It's a case of self-motivation and nothing more, 
Like Billy says, whether you have or you have not wealth, 
The system might fail you, but don't fail yourself, 
Just get better."


  1. Yay for music monday! You should do this more often!

  2. That's a nice way of telling me to shut it, isn't it? Haha.
    Thanks :) x

  3. Wow! That is so wonderful. I hope a lot of young people see it but also really hear it because they deserve so much more than the world is offering them at the moment and the only ones who can save them is themselves. I wish them all the luck and insight in the world. Young people are so amazing and so is this song.
    The first Rap song I've liked :-) Thanks for sharing

  4. You're most welcome!
    When I was teaching, I wish I could have shown this to my students... every morning, like an anthem! :)

  5. Suit.. trucker hat... and a Rip van Winkle beard... and what's that accent?

  6. The accent is Essex, England. Nice interview of the duo on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CSvcUphZ2I
    Interesting couple of guys.
    I agree with you, Lady Estrogen, students should hear this like an anthem.


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