Well it seems rather simple when we look it square in the eye,
you’re either thinking racist thoughts or your not,
it seems like it ought to be that simple in our world today,
yet, we now have to include state of mind.
We used to get away with recognizing hatred as evil,
a mile away you could see it in their eyes
today, we stand right next to one another and yet still
really haven’t a clue of that state of mind.
Inside a church where people stood and prayed and bled
they fell together in their efforts to be led
though hadn’t any idea of the person standing so nearby
on that particular day amidst their state of mind.
We go to work sometimes in a dull morning only wishing
to stay in bed sometimes for lovely reason,
yet we smile, we nod, we open doors altogether while
inside we may discretely hide a state of mind.
So who is it that can wonder how to corner the market
stand next to one another and smile genuine,
who knows the next time we are all leaning toward the sun
we won’t be yearning upon a certain state of mind.
I suppose it might be easy to offer a simple solution
It always is so much better in the right state of mind