Edric Haleen - What About Love?

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This is a message to all the haters out there.
Delivered in your language.
Trafficking in your words.
But making an appeal for tolerance.
Assembling words filled with hate
Into a message about love.


Here we go . . .

The country’s steppin’ forward.
Now another state’s in
With a win
More gay civil
Rights can begin.
But oh, no!
You know
The Bible-thumpers
Gotta chime in --
“It’s a sin!
You go to hell
Where you stick
Your dick in!”

So while some are celebratin’,
Still others have started hatin’ --
Not debatin’ --
But beratin’
And baitin’
And just disseminatin’
And malice and fear.
Makin’ it clear
That they’ll cheer
Any smear
Of any queer
Who sticks their nose in here.

They shoot down gay adoption
And marriage
And education.
They say,
“Straight’s the only option!”
They cry,
But while
They’re busy damnin’
Homosexual sex
I’m vexed
They won’t consider the ec-
Stacy of people in love!


What if someone
Said that
You were wrong
For bein’ with
The one that you love?

Just remember:
What you do unto others,
Others could do to you . . .

If you look at them
And all you see are
Faggots and dykes,
Then what else?
You still be callin’ people
“Niggers” and “kikes”?
You hate on “spics”?
Or “micks”?
Or “coons”?
Or “gooks”?
Or “guidos”?
Just who’s all in your sights
When you say, “Damn the torpedos,”
And spew your
Hate in the air
And post your
Shit on the ‘Net?
You think you’re so damned righteous,
But you seem to forget --

You’re just the latest
In a lineage of
Ignorant views --
Folks who refuse
To sanction love
Between the Capulets and Montagues.
They thought that mixing races
Or religions was wrong.
As Rodney King said,
“Can’t we all get along?”

You’re in a nation
Where discrimination
Always meets elimination.
True, it’s not fast,
But the past
Can give us inspiration:
Civil rights.
Women’s rights.
Human rights.
We’ve fought these
Kind of fights --
We fight
To make the fear
So listen here:

If you got a
Stick up your ass
About havin’ a
Dick up your ass,
Just relax!
There ain’t nobody tryin’ to
Pick up your ass!
You go live your life.
Let them live theirs.
Who really cares
What’s goin’ down in people’s bedrooms?
These ain’t public affairs!

And here’s a shout-out --
To those who have
Already concurred:
If you say, “Live, and let live,”
Make sure your voices are heard!
Spread the word!
If people say
It’s not okay
To be gay,
You say,
Who cares if you’re gay?
It’s okay
To love!”


If they say
Gays can’t adopt?

There’s lots of
Diff’rent fam’lies,
But what children need
The most of is love!

If they say
“Gay is a choice”?

Then props to them
Endurin’ your hate
While they attempt to find love!

If they say
“Gay is a sin”?

It’s man who wrote the Bible.
If a god exists,
I hope he’d choose love!


from SpinTunes #3: Round 2, released June 30, 2011




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