"Society's Child" as written by and Janis Ian....
You come to my door baby
Face is clean and shining black as night
Mother went to answer you know, said you look so fi-i-ine.

Now, I can understand your tears and your pain
She called you "Girl" instead of your name
But she wouldn't let you instead
When she turned and said, "But honey, she's not our kind"

She said, "I can't see you anymore, baby. Can't see you anymore."
Walk me down to school, baby
People acting like they're deaf and blind
'Till they turn and say "Why don't you stick to your own kind?"

My teachers laugh, their smirking stares
Cutting deep down in our affairs
Preachers of equal-i-ty, thinkn they believe it, but why won't they just let us be?
She said "I can't see you anymore, baby. Can't see you anymore."

One of these days I'm gonna stop my listening, gonna raise my head up high
One of these days I'm gonna spread 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, that's the way they must remain

I say, "I can't see you anymore, baby. Can't see you anymore. I can't see you anymore, baby. Can't see you anymore."


Lyrics submitted by krviking1991

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    General CommentIn the second part when it says "She wouldn't let you instead" it's really "she wouldn't let you inside".

    This thing won't let me edit it.
    krviking1991on June 26, 2009   Link

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