"And all the ones who seem to fit the best into the chorus never notice there's a song;
And the ones who seem to hear it end up tortured by the chords when they fail to find a way to sing along." -- Harder Harmonies, La Dispute
Rarely does what's right come easy, but (cliché as it is) one can't over-express the importance of being true to yourself.
It's a gnarly world. Full of gnarly people, places and ideas. While some find comfort in conformity, the increasingly ingrained idea preys upon individuals in the strangest ways.
Whether conscious or not, there's always a group looking to feed you;
and change you.
To each his totally own, but beware lurking locksteps perpetually game to paint themselves as the only tried and true track. It's okay leaving cookie cutters to the kitchen, so never shy away from what you know deep down.
Plenty speak out against societal pressures and expectations, and anyone can trendily say "fuck you" in thoughtless, against-the-grain guise; however, few have discovered the true power lying within those who sing.
--Not literally...per say--
It's a matter of converting tired talk into rhetorical rhythm; standing strong, yet authentically apart; taking names and striking chords to inspiringly resonate in a way unlike any other.
By optimizing skills and passions, our own unique strengths become the ultimate advantage. Realizing the power of what tools and perspective we personally bring to the anti-acquiescence table can make the greatest difference in life for yourself as well as others.
Taking the stage to proactively rage, armed with authenticity and hardened hearts for the long haul.
If following shots from concession's cannon keeps leading into brick walls, you might take it as a sign of what truths exist beyond.
The choice is up to you, but never fear being a hesitant alien.