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Revisions (feat. Elle Winston, beat by DJ Big Serg)

from RNDM by Mega Ran

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A scathing and touching commentary on today's educational system by an optimistic man who saw it and lived it for 5 years.


Verse 1

No Child Left Behind means more teachers booted
another great idea poorly executed
they wonder why I bounced and decided to make music
empty promises came but I knew not to hold them to it
wonder why the 100th day's a holiday?
cause up to that day the state has still gotta pay
and after that day problem kids are expelled
the first step to jail, your system has failed.
don't get me started on the cultural bias
selling lies to the students, teachers hoping you buy it
can't tell em that the principal you love so much
could give a damn if you succeed, long as funds go up
and now the best teachers want to be administrators
hard to fight the power when you don't know what's for dinner later
charter schools bring in kids on the 3rd strike
with more mileage than the turnpike
but everyone can learn, right?

CHORUS (Elle Winston)
You lied...
rewrite my story you tried...
and I'm crawling in the dark
cause the truth I can't find
I wish I may I wish
I wish I might
but I'm tired of your lies.

Verse 2

they say that those who can't do will teach it
and you can't teach it if you don't believe it
and if you don't love it then you should leave it
and finally, you can't stay if you can't keep a secret
hrad to excavate to find the facts on the diaspora
they'll have you denying Egypt's even in Africa
literal rewrite of history, they printing lies
And if you criticize, that's when you're ostracized
diluted and mythologized
white washed and homogenized, I feel like i should apologize
cause I was part of it although i hated all of it
plausible deniability's what they calling it
history is written by the victors
and you gotta break the frame sometimes to get the bigger picture
they confuse correctness with political correctness
subconsciously these methods will belittle your perspective
you go through life believing that you're subordinate
twisting facts like contortionists, and this is the argument
tell the legislators we need a new ordinance
the numbers are important their terribly disproportionate
Columbus' journey still in my text, huh?
we know it's a farce, no hurry to make corrections
We gotta raise these kids right, protect them
get it right the first time, we might not get a next one.

CHORUS (Elle Winston)
You lied...
rewrite my story you tried...
and I'm crawling in the dark
cause the truth I can't find
I wish I may I wish
I wish I might
but I'm tired of your lies.


from RNDM, released October 11, 2015
Written by R. Jarbo. L. Winston, S. Bowser
Produced by DJ Big Serg
Recorded by Brian Gigerich at HKS Studios, Glendale, AZ
Mixed by Matthew Weiss


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Mega Ran Phoenix, Arizona

“Mega Ran's proven he can excel in storytelling, punchlines, poignancy, freestyling and, well, pretty much any other way you can measure an MC.”

— LA Weekly

An incredible impromptu "freestyle" MC, Ran's unique combination of fantasy and introspective hip-hop has found its way all over the world, into leading press outlets and most recently, into the Guinness Book Of World Records.
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