not by birth lyrics – morning again

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 it’s 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.

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.

/ morning again lyrics