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Monday, January 30, 2012

Baby I've Been Thinking (Society's Child) - Janis Ian/The Spooky Tooth/The Sopworth Camel/The Blues Dimension/The Odyssey

Society's Child (Baby I've Been Thinking)
Come to my door, baby
Face is clean and shining black as night.
My mother went to answer, you know
That you looked so fine.
Now I could understand your tears and your 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 anymore, baby
Can't see you anymore"

"Walk me down to school, baby
Everybody's acting deaf and dumb.
Until they turn and say,
"Why don't you stick to your own kind."
My teachers all laugh, the 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 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 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 anymore, baby
Can't see you anymore.
No, I don't want to see you anymore, baby"

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