Another day has gone to waste
And all the problems that we faced
Are no closer to solutions that we all can see
What happened to our sense of pride
Was there a day when our hope died
And we settled for this common mediocrity
And all the faces that I see
All around me and on TV
Are obsessed with hollow fame and void celebrity
Whatever happened to Jonas Salk?
Who's the current day Hemmingway?
Do you know a Countess Lovelace?
Do you know a modern Monet?
I wonder if we’ll see
Another sweet Madame Curie
And I’m looking for the signs
That I can’t find
Where are all of the Einsteins?
A girl who slowly wastes away
Holds hope someone, someday
Will cure this disease that keeps her in captivity
Another child gives up his dreams
To shun the solitude that seems
To curse those who reach beyond what is ordinary
The brightest man I’ve ever known
Is forced to stand alone
While we kill him with politics of stupidity