Statistics


They say we will not make it
They say the reasons why
They back it up with research
And we believe that they don’t lie

But who are”they” to tell us this
Who conducted this research
Who placed all of this information
In so many distributed textbooks

We read and read and discover things
We discover we are part of their ongoing tests
And then we start to think to yourself
We think we fit their current mold
So our future is laid out as we speak

They say I will not make make
They say the reasons why
They back it up with research
And say that statistically I won’t rise
But I refuse to be another number
I refuse to be what they think
I will not be a statistic
I won’t be what they say

Just because I grew up this way
Doesn’t mean I won’t succeed
Just because my family has these problems
It doesn’t mean they will happen to me
Just because I am from this area of the world
Doesn’t mean I’m smarter or dumber than the rest
You can’t just predict what I will do
I am not a number on your list

I refuse to be what you say
I refuse to submit
I am not a statistic
I will not be a number on your list

I will not be a statistic
I will not be a statistic
I WILL NOT be a statistic

They say I will not make it
They say the reasons why
They back it up with research
And say that statistically I won’t rise
But I choose to disagree with them
I will not be a number on their list
I am more than what they believe I am
I am not just a statistic