I owe you nothing
I pay tribute to no image or symbol
that stands for what I cannot support
Shunning the needs of common man
And all of those it was meant to help

A dollar to a prison
A dime to a man in need
A priority misunderstood,
As the country goes its way.

I owe nothing to this which
I never chose to belong
I refuse to claim the name.
Of a label stolen with no regard.

My self reliance
Has become a threat
They're sure to watch me now
Cause it's the American way.

Not by birth

Confusion sets in to those who close off
opportunity. Self proclaimed inheritors,
Deny these rights to others
I have no place with you, so don't extend your hand
You embrace me only to watch me, not to include me.


Lyrics submitted by x_melancholy_x

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