Suffocating Town

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We’ve grown up in a place where our dreams can’t breathe 
They’re turning blue at the bottom of the pond because our parents told us we weren’t allowed to dig up ugly things
Somehow the ideas of success and failure got blended together and it all started to look the same
We all became athletes and we all became students
We’ve strived for A’s because of the expectation 
We’ve failed to realize the toll aiming for perfection has taken on our souls 
We can get a 97% on calculus tests in under forty five minutes and we can run during P.E like we’re running for our lives but we can’t remember what we wanted to be when we were four years old 

Our math teachers told us to strive for mediocrity 
We wouldn’t stand out and we wouldn’t fail but we would be there
Getting grades and satisfying our parents

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