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´╗┐Title: Society's Child (lyrics)
Author: Ian, Janis
Language: English
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  Society's Child

  (Janis Ian)

  Copyright (c) 1966 Taosongs Two (BMI) Admin. by Bug



  Come to my door, baby
  Face is clean and shining black as night
  My mama went to answer
  You know that you looked so fine
  Now I could understand the tears & the shame
  She called you boy instead of your name
  When she wouldn't let you inside
  When she turned and said
  "But honey, he's not our kind"

          She says I can't see you any more, baby
          Can't see you any more

  Walk me down to school, baby
  Everybody's acting deaf and blind
  Until they turn and say
  "Why don't you stick to your own kind"
  My teachers all laugh, their smirking stares
  Cutting deep down in our affairs
  Preachers of equality
  Think they believe it
  Then why won't they just let us be?

          They say I can't see you any more, baby
          Can't see you any more

  One of these days I'm gonna stop my listening
  Gonna raise my head up high
  One of these days I'm gonna raise up
  My glistening wings and fly
  But that day will have to wait for a while
  Baby, I'm only society's child
  When we're older, things may change
  But for now this is the way they must remain

          I say I can't see you any more, baby
          Can't see you any more
          No, I don't want to see you any more
          Baby





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