I need love

You need love

Give me love

And I'll give you my love

[Verse 1]

They say thirty is the new twenty

And twenty is the new thirty shit I guess

Makes sense, cause fifteen year olds seem twenty

And twenty five year olds seem ten

I used to drink away my paycheck

Celebrate the mistakes I hadn't made yet

Our generation isn't the best on safe sex

We forget the latex, becoming Planned Parenthood patients

Synthetic heroin is the new basshead

So much to escape, fuck a straight edge

Walk around looking through a fake lens

Apps this good, whose got time to make friends?

I wish I didn't care

Acynical hispters with long hair

Cocaine problems, like my music

It's not my issue, I can't solve it


My flight has finally landed down

And the ground has stopped moving all around

Eyes open, awake for the very first time

We both forfeit this game of crime

[Verse 2]

They say it's so refreshing to hear somebody on records

No guns, no drugs, no sex, just truth

The guns that's America, the drugs are what they gave to us

And sex sells itself, don't judge her 'til it's you

Ah, I'm not more or less cautious

The rappers rappin' 'bout them strippers up on the pole, copping

These interviews are obnoxious

Saying that it's poetry is so well spoken, stop it

I grew up during Reaganomics

When Ice T was out there on his killing cops shit

Or Rodney King was getting beat on

And they let off every single officer

And Los Angeles went and lost it

Now every month there is a new Rodney on Youtube

It's just something our generation is used to

And neighbourhoods where you never see a news crew

Unless they're gentrifying, white people don't even cruise through

And my subconcious telling me stop it

This is an issue that you shouldn't get involved in

Don't even tweet, R.I.P Trayvon Martin

Don't wanna be that white dude, million man marchin'

Fighting for our freedom that my people stole

Don't wanna make all my white fans uncomfortable

But you don't even have a fuckin' song for radio

Why you out here talkin race, tryin' to save the fuckin' globe

Don't get involved with the causes in mind

White privilege, white guilt, at the same damn time

So we just party like it's nineteen ninty nine

Celebrate the ignorance while these kids keep dying

[Hook + Interlude]

Macklemore - A Wake - lyrics

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