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This song gets to me every single time since the 1st time I really tuned into the lyrics and what it says.

And I can't change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to


I think of Matthew every time now. I subsitute words into my head for the lyrics. I bolded the words I change in my head.


Playing God, aw nah here we go
America the brave still fears what we don't know
And God loves all his children, is somehow forgotten
But we paraphrase a book written thirty-five-hundred years ago
I don't know
If I was (a retard), I would think hip-hop hates me
Have you read the YouTube comments lately?
"Man, that's (retarded)" gets dropped on the daily
We become so numb to what we're saying
A culture founded from oppression
Yet we don't have acceptance for 'em
Call each other (retards) behind the keys of a message board
A word rooted in hate, yet our genre still ignores it
(Retarded) is synonymous with the lesser
It's the same hate that's caused wars from religion
Gender to skin color, the complexion of your pigment
The same fight that led people to walk outs and sit ins
It's human rights for everybody, there is no difference!
Live on and be yourself
When I was at church they taught me something else
If you preach hate at the service those words aren't anointed
That holy water that you soak in has been poisoned
When everyone else is more comfortable remaining voiceless
Rather than fighting for humans that have had their rights stolen
I might not be the same, but that's not important
No freedom till we're equal, damn right I support it

(I don't know)

And I can't change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
My love
My love
My love
(My Family) keeps me warm
(My Family) keeps me warm
(My Family) keeps me warm
(My Family) keeps me warm

We press play, don't press pause
Progress, march on
With the veil over our eyes
We turn our back on the cause
Till the day that my uncles can be united by law
When kids are walking 'round the hallway plagued by pain in their heart
A world so hateful some would rather die than be who they are
And a certificate on paper isn't gonna solve it all
But it's a damn good place to start
No law is gonna change us
We have to change us
Whatever God you believe in
We come from the same one
Strip away the fear
Underneath it's all the same love
About time that we raised up... sex

And I can't change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
And I can't change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
My love
My love
My love
(My Family) keeps me warm
(My Family) keeps me warm
(My Family) keeps me warm
(My Family) keeps me warm

Love is patient
Love is kind
Love is patient
Love is kind
(not crying on Sundays)
Love is patient
(not crying on Sundays)
Love is kind
(I'm not crying on Sundays)
Love is patient
(not crying on Sundays)
Love is kind
(I'm not crying on Sundays)
Love is patient
(not crying on Sundays)
Love is kind
(I'm not crying on Sundays)
Love is patient
Love is kind

Song is by Macklemore - "Same Love"(with Ryan Lewis)
(feat. Mary Lambert)


I think you could subsitute lots of different words into this song that is originally about being gay. I also think that it's a sign of a really well written song when the listener can inject themselves into it and make it about them... see themselves in the song. I feel society has lost so much in this land of instant messages and text and they need to really tune into what they are saying and how it can affect another person.

I owe posts and need to play catch up yet again...

Michelle  – (4:51 AM)  

The first time I heard this song it made me pause and really focus on the lyrics ... so powerful and so true in so many ways.

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