a father now, you see things in different ways
For every parent will gain perspective on their wilder days
But that alone does not explain the change I see in you
The way you've drifted off from red to blue
I think to myself
Should I vote red for my class or green for our children?
But whatever choice I make
I will not forsake
bought it all, the best your money could buy
And I watched you sell your soul for their bright shining lie
Where are the principles of the friend I thought I knew?
I guess you let them fade from red to blue
the compromises that life forces us to make
We must all bend a little if we are not to break
But the ideals you've opted out of, I still hold them to be true
I guess they weren't so firmly held by you