Backwards Escalator

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A song about taking steps forward to just take more steps backward because of people who take more value in what you do wrong than what you do right. Especially true with people with mental disabilities, as they are seen as "slow" and "insufficient". These people can still rise to the top, but it takes more effort and harder work. Thus, their lives are like Backwards Escalators.

Submitted: May 20, 2014

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Backwards Escalator

 

First Verse:

 

Backwards Escalator

Wont you rise for me?

Slower, pecking order

Ticks time, patiently

 

Not them, judgement makers

Cast your eyes and see

Only, steps that falter

Not the good in me

 

Pre-Chorus:

I climb higher and higher

Stumble further and further

Get my bearings, lets go

My progress to show, NO!

 

Chorus:

 

Hypocrites in their nature

C’mon see my failure!

'Nother soldier for slaughter

Facing towards the fire!

 

Forcing us to march backwards

Counting steps once conquered!

Keep on moving, its hard!

Backwards Escalator

 

Second Verse:

 

Gears grind, switch position

Change can be so tough

A safe, sound transition

Harsh in, diamonds rough

 

All eyes, watch me slowly

Bundle up my nerves

Stay fixed on the target

You’ll-get what you deserve

 

2nd Prechorus:

 

Ranging wider and wider...

Aiming closer and closer...

Take a shot in the dark...

Watch me make my mark!

 

Chorus:

 

Hypocrites in their nature

C’mon see my failure!

Nother soldier for slaughter

Facing towards the fire!

 

So I run through the furnace

Elevation earnest!

Finished raise each fist!

Backwards Escalator

 

Proclude:

To the top we stand!

Backwards escalator

 

Still the sinking sand!

Backwards Escalator

 

C’mon take my hand!

Backwards Escalator

 

There will be no more

Backwards Escalator!

 

Joshua White ©

 

Let me know what you guys think! I will add a sound bite when I have a good melody :)


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