D.R.E.A.M. (Delusion Rules Everything Around Me) by Matty Kakes

Mural by Matty Kakes. Nelson, BC.

Sung to the tune of C.R.E.A.M. by Wu-Tang Clan

I grew up on the sci side, the Bill Nye don’t lie side

Empirical research was my jive

Had second hand textbooks and a laptop, man

So then I went away to collegeland

A young youth, reading strictly peer reviewed to get loose

Debate your ideas and then give them the boot!

But then something happened and people started behaving dumb

Denying science, facts and logic, son

I wish it was just a dream cause of how bizarre it all seems

Crazy ass theories about cannibal lizards going mainstream

And people be claiming the earth’s flat, how’s that?

You know physics don’t be working like that

No question, cognitive dissonance is at a peak

I mean just last week, right wing media be saying we’re all sheep

Empathy is vacant and critical thinking is at a lull

Anti-maskers claiming freedom over lives of the vulnerable.

CHORUS

Delusion Rules Everything Around ME
D.R.E.A.M.
Don’t fall for it

Knowledge reigns supreme y’all

Delusion Rules Everything Around ME
D.R.E.A.M.
Don’t fall for it

Knowledge reigns supreme y’all

I don’t know how much more of this I can take, anti-vaxers really take the cake,

For trying to bring the measles back for Christ’s sake

People be acting so conspiratory with their anecdotal observations sounding corny

Don’t you know how to fact check and reference that story?

Seriously, this movement away from science is really weak

Humanity’s future is looking bleak, without truth there’ll be nothing left to save next week

Ok I’m done with this, sorry for being curt

But this approach to life reminds me of an ostrich with his head in the dirt

Let me sum it up, I’ll be brief and really real

The Virus and climate change don’t care how you feel

Masks protect others, white privilege is also real
And Black Lives Matter is a non-negotiable part of the deal.

CHORUS

Delusion Rules Everything Around ME
D.R.E.A.M.
Don’t fall for it

Knowledge reigns supreme y’all

Delusion Rules Everything Around ME
D.R.E.A.M.
Don’t fall for it

Knowledge reigns supreme y’all

About the Author

Matty Kakes is an artist, ally, educator, and father who has always felt at home on the west side. As an artist, they’re all about vibrant colours, the land, and political commentary. As an educator, they are interested in how creativity can promote wellness and learning. They believe public art can inspire discussion and promote reflection on social issues as well as strengthen relationships between community and public spaces.

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