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Society's Child (Solo Acoustic) <br>- Digital Download

Society's Child (Solo Acoustic)
- Digital Download

$1.19

Vocal/Guitar version

From the album Working Without a Net

Lyrics:

 

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 and 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

 

Written by Janis Ian

 

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