Bee

Sunday, January 6, 2008

we're born in a prison

raised in a prison
sent to a prison called school
we cry in a prison
we love in a prison
we dream in a prison like fools
wood becomes a flute when it's loved

reach for yourself and your battered mates mirror becomes a razor when it's broken
look in the mirror and see your shattered fate we live with no reason
kicked around for no reason
thrown out without reason like tools
we work in a prison
and hate in a prison
and die in a prison as a rule

wood becomes a flute when it's loved
reach for yourself and your battered mates mirror becomes a razor when it's broken
look in the mirror and see your shattered fate we live in a prison
among judges and wardens
and wait for no reason for you

we laugh in a prison
go through all four seasons
and die with no vision of truth
wood becomes a flute when it's loved
reach for yourself and your battered mates mirror becomes a razor when it's broken
look in the mirror and see your shattered fate



Yoko Ono , New York 1972