My Shot

My Shot

I am not throwing away my shot
Hey yo, I’m just like my company
I’m young, scrappy and spunky
And I’m not throwing away my shot

I’ve got a team that follows my lead
I probably shouldn’t brag, but dang, whatever I ask for, they exceed
The problem is I got a lot of brains but no greed
I gotta holler just to be heard
In every investor call, I drop knowledge
I’m a diamond in the rough, a shiny piece of coal

Trying to change the world, my power of pitching, unimpeachable
Only forty eight but my mind is older
These LA streets get colder, I shoulder
Every burden, every disadvantage
I’ve learned to manage
It’s not about ego, it’s about business
I walk these streets fearless
The plan is to fan this addiction spark into a flame
But damn, it’s getting hard, so let me spell out the name
We are: U N G L U E !

we are meant to be…

A society that runs selflessly
Meanwhile, Social Media keeps us hooked relentlessly
Essentially, they keep us scrolling endlessly
Then King Zuckerberg sits down and a gives a BS testimony
They ain’t ever gonna set our kids’ minds’ free
So there will be an evolution in this industry
Enter me!

Don’t be shocked when the news mentions me
I will push hard to set our kids’ minds’ free
Eventually, what will win is our philosophy

I am not throwing away my shot
Hey yo, I’m just like my company
I’m young, scrappy and spunky
And I’m not throwing away my shot

Look up
When you’re just looking at your screens, you gotta look up
Tell your brother that he’s gotta look up
Tell your sister that she’s gotta look up

When are these kids gonna look up?
When are these kids gonna look up?
When are these kids gonna look up?!
When are these kids gonna look up?!?!

Look up!

I imagine failure so much it feels more like a memory
When’s the end of the runway gonna get me?
Only in my sleep or in reality?
If I see it comin’ do I continue or do I let it be?
Is it about the mission or just about me?

See, I never thought it will be so hard to raise money
Where I come from, some startups get only half as me
Ask anybody why we move so fast, leaving the past, raise another glass
We have to make this money last, that’s plenty

Scratch that this is not a moment, it’s the movement
Where all the hungriest investors with something to prove went?
Some ignore us, we take an honest stand
We roll like Elon, building a new super brand

And? If we get our acquisition?
Does that guarantee our kids have better condition?
Or will the battle we fought begin an endless cycle of addiction and mindless to our descendants?

I know that being online is exciting
But Jesus, between all the YouTubing and Snapchatting
They haven’t been reading and writing
We need to handle our addiction situation
Are we a nation of just fun? what’s the fun in digital sedation?

I’m past patiently waiting I’m passionately smashing every expectation
Every feature is an act of creation
I’m laughing in the face of challenges and rivals
For the first time, I’m thinking past survival!

And I am not throwing away my shot
I am not throwing away my shot
Hey yo, I’m just like my company
I’m young, scrappy and spunky
And I’m not throwing away my shot!

We are all gonna look up
We are all gonna look up!
It’s time to take a shot
And I’m not throwing away my shot!


I am deeply concerned by our kids addiction to digital content and devices. Running a startup in this space is challenging, beyond the “usual” since everyone wants our kids, and the rest of us, to stay connected.

The only way for us to help our kids is to fight the addiction, together.


By Alon Shwartz, 
CEO & Co-founder of unGlue and a father of three
http://www.unGlue.com 
unGlue is the world’s first collaborative technology that empowers people to manage their digital distraction and screen addiction