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lyrics

-Movement I-
Oh, Rastafar-
I, donno why I wear my
hair in this way, it's got nothing to do with you.
Oh, why ask, I ask,
so you can know, at last,
all these stupid questions, when you could just know me.
Still some say that I
wish that I could be black,
I wish that I could be black,
I wish that I could be black,
I wish that I could be black, too.

Fine, dine and sit down
no, you can't run around
forced-feel weight, strapped down,
it's something not unlike death.
Stuck behind a desk, I
keep on asking you, why
won't you listen to me?
stuck up and fat...Fuck you.
Still I say that I wish that I could see you,
I wish that I could see you,
I wish that I could see you,
not behind the glow of a tube.

Oh, but deliver me,
from this sea of uncertainty.
This world of plastic smiles,
trying to make me a zombie...
Well, I feel a coming down-
The table's turning 'round,
so without a flinch or a sound
I stick my head in the ground.

-Movement II-
Look at yourself...
you used to be so different to me!
Or maybe it's just me
who's really changed.

-Movement III-
Is it too much to ask
to not be understood? And yet
still feel good?
Not feel like I should hide myself away?

Is it too much to ask
to please someone else? And yet
still be myself?
I pray that we're not asking this all in vain...

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from The Small Axe Ensemble, released October 25, 2014

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