Align Light

This Song Is About Aligning For Societal Progress

We have serious problems in the U.S.A. with divisiveness in our political system. Most people don’t understand that identity politics is often a distraction from real issues that need resolutions. Often, while the mainstream discusses divisiveness in a way that achieves nothing, bills are approved in favor of elitism and tax cuts for the wealthy, as well as business efforts that may destroy wildlife, people’s houses, etc.. If the majority of society could align collectively, it would be very difficult for upper echelons to push everyone around.

I chose to advocate for education in this song, because I believe that the more intelligent we are as a country, the better off everyone is. Crime is reduced when education is more prominent and in turn this leads to more businesses that can employ more people. I believe that we should have a standardized baseline education on the internet, including free English classes for all American citizens. This would in turn increase our GDP and the buying power of American currency within the world, which is usually a good thing.

Positive Reasons For Identity Politics

I can’t deny that identity politics also serves a purpose in some other instances. There are still problems with systemic racism within most countries. Often this results in people receiving fewer opportunities, or being incarcerated. However, if we improved education across the board, that is also one of the best ways to solve these issues with inequality, because there would be more jobs and opportunities for people to hustle off of the streets.

Other things that I didn’t touch on in this song that are HUGE issues are racial profiling by law enforcement and the fact that privatized prisons can sue state governments for millions in taxpayer money for not maintaining a certain prison occupancy ratio. I don’t know why that is legal at all and it often leads to non-violent offenders being arrested for huge portions of their lives, when they may not have even harmed another human being. These are not people that need to be kept away from society and to my ears, that sounds like slavery.

There Are Better Examples For Prison Systems in The World

Regardless of how compassionate you are towards others, you have to acknowledge that this kind of thing affects everyone regardless of their race. In the U.S.A., we really should be emulating countries that have effective rehabilitation systems, such as Sweden and Norway. They can barely keep their prisons filled because they rehabilitate people to go out into the world and get good jobs. Their crime rates have plummeted and everything is more functional than it is domestically. We should be integrating people into society again, rather than using them as slave labor. I find this to be an atrocious violation of human rights and I hope that you will at least fight against this systemic form of oppression, even if you can’t understand any other form of racism.

Note: When I use the word dreamers in this song, that his nothing to do with The Dream Act. Don’t get it twisted, I didn’t even know what that was when I wrote this song.

There Are Also a Few Metaphysical Concepts in This Song

I talk about how we are all connected in a spiritual sense, as well as a political sense. When we empower others, this energy usually comes back to us in turn. If we see each other as enemies, then we won’t be able to work together on common issues.

I use a metaphor about a dragon that partially references the Join or Die snake from the early days of American history. It applies to interactions among people, as well as among states. There is also a metaphor with the dragon Tiamat present in ancient Mesopotamian mythology. When the dragon is slain, humanity achieves power over the Annunaki warlords. The dragon is also covering humanity’s ability to see heaven.

There is also a nod to Prometheus, with the concept of carrying the torch. This comes from Greek mythology and is also the premise for lighting the torch at the olympic games. I refer to the fire as knowledge being passed along and I also say that I like smart women, because I do. I always appreciate intelligence and it makes the world a better place. Help to teach others around you about societal issues and we can all “align in the light,” so the speak.

Align Light by Sage Suede


I’m a misfit
Now where to begin?
Not about my color
Or my tribe
Just want you to read my vibes
I have a lot on my mind
I prefer mysteries not the power decrees

Can’t sum me up in a vignette
You know I’m my own man

I’m a misfit
Now where to begin?
Not about my color
Or my tribe
Just want you to read my vibes
I have a lot on my mind

I like my girls smart
And looking real fine
The kind of goddess
That can help me climb

We don’t need separation
We need more integration
Our economy benefits
When we get more education …

I’m a misfit
Now where to begin?
Not about my color
Or my tribe
Just want you to read my vibes
I have a lot on my mind

We’d all be better off if we aligned

I like my girls smart
And looking real fine
The kind of goddess
That can help me climb

We don’t need separation
We need more integration
Our economy benefits
When we get more education

Don’t need to be the freshest
I am above the dirty hexes
They’re dividing up our dragon
Want to see through all the fog

I’m looking past the dreamers
With the lights off
Take down the torch
And pass the love on

Baby we are all connected
Don’t let yourself get distracted
Time to make it right
So it can shine bright

Hope you enjoy this post. I tried to help bring people together since there is so much media out there bringing us further apart.
Do your best to pass the love on <3

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