Your Words Can’t Hurt Me

Tom MacDonald released another powerful song today. His fan’s are responding in droves. Here are just a few comments.

In a world where everyone is offended, people need to remember they are just WORDS.

It’s so odd to me that a lot of people (myself included at times) have been conditioned to allow words and assumptions to dictate whether they have any good in them, if they matter, or are allowed to have confidence. It’s not necessarily fun having people hate on you, but it is part of the mortal experience. When it’s all said and done, nobody can deprive you of your full potential, except you.

I love the music and the message. Even today the friends i have that are progressive are very unaccepting of any opinion that may differ from their own. Because I hold opinions from both sides of the aisle they call me contradictory and hypocritical. It really sucks and I hope messages like this can break through to my friends while it keeps me steady in thoughts. Logic wins in the end.

The amount of hate that people throw at one another solely for having a different opinion, is LUDICROUS!! But at the end of the day, they’re just names.. It’s just words.

Names by Tom MacDonald

They gon’ try to call you names
Label you with things till you’re ashamed
You’re a racist or a sexist, white supremacist or gay
They’ll attack your reputation, claim that you’re the one to blame
And try to make you hate yourself for ways that you behave
They’re just names
Embrace them and they’ll never cause you pain
They’re just words that another person thought up in their brain
They’re just names
They do not define you, that’s insane
And they’ll just call you somеthing different if you change
Call mе racist, I don’t make no BLM donations
I can stand with black folks without a branded corporation
All this systemic prejudice
If you live in this nation you’re privileged, black or Caucasian
Call me transphobic, but I support you and your policies
I just can’t ignore the very basics of biology
All I see is men and women trying to live in harmony
Not a hundred genders that you wanna be
Call me snowflake cause I’m offended, I ain’t stone faced
Social justice warriors destroying us with woke ways
Mad because they voted for the POTUS with the most hate
Man I miss the old days

[Pre-Chorus]
Call me loser
Call me bigot
Call me stupid
Call me bitter
Call me ugly
Call me cracker
Call me douche or call me triggered
You can call me what you want cause at the end of the day
Man, they’re just names

[Chorus]
Go ahead and call us names dawg, do your thing
We ain’t trippin’ cause we heard it all before
Give a damn about the names dawg, we feel no pain
Your words ain’t gonna hurt us anymore
Go ahead and call us names dawg, do your thing
Y’all are trippin’ but I hope you find the lord
Give a damn about the names dawg, we feel no shame
Call us anything you want, I’m gettin’ bored

[Verse 2]
They gon’ try to call you names
Label you with things till you’re ashamed
Repeat it till you really start believing what they say
They gon’ stamp it on your forehead and scream until you break
They love to say they woke, they ain’t awake
They’re just names
Afraid of anyone who ain’t the same
So they classify your thoughts as controversial, not ok
Then they cancel you till everything you have all gets erased
They tryna tell the world you’re bad, they’re just names
Call me conservative or liberal, republican or democrat
I’m somewhere in the middle but y’all don’t know what to do with that
The system got you so obsessed with classifying right or left
You never call a person human, call ’em names instead
Call me sexist, men run the world cause they’re aggressive
But behind every man there’s a woman just as successful
We will never be equal and in every way that ain’t helpful
Our differences are why we’re great together
Call me white devil, I know you think the system favors me
My privilege is residual, benefits from the slavery
Subconscious prejudice embedded in the system made for me
Don’t mean I never struggled to survive, I guess we ain’t agree

[Pre-Chorus]
Ignorant and jaded
Call me dumb, uneducated
Call me idiot or redneck or delusional or crazy
Call me anything society has taught you to say
Cause at the end of the day, they’re just names

[Chorus]
Go ahead and call us names dawg, do your thing
We ain’t trippin’ cause we heard it all before
Give a damn about the names dawg, we feel no pain
Your words ain’t gonna hurt us anymore
Go ahead and call us names dawg, do your thing
Y’all are trippin’ but I hope you find the lord
Give a damn about the names dawg, we feel no shame
Call us anything you want, I’m gettin’ bored

[Bridge]
Your sticks and your stones might break my bones
But your words don’t hurt
So give me your worst
Stupid, loser, ugly, poser
Moron, liar, crazy, loner

[Chorus]
Go ahead and call us names dawg, do your thing
We ain’t trippin’ cause we heard it all before
Give a damn about the names dawg, we feel no pain
Your words ain’t gonna hurt us anymore
Go ahead and call us names dawg, do your thing
Y’all are trippin’ but I hope you find the lord
Give a damn about the names dawg, we feel no shame
Call us anything you want, I’m gettin’ bored

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