Identity will never change

May 29, 2013
By xrileysykesx BRONZE, New York City, New York
xrileysykesx BRONZE, New York City, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"i wake up go to school hang out and come home nothing even changes not even when your gone. im making my way into this life i dont really want to say goodbye. youre forever in my heart nothing will change not even the pain you gave anyway."


Verse 1:
Nothing can break the pain
For being beat up in the rain
No one even knows your name
You were born to be a star
They beat you down
All your guts spilled out
All we do is pray
For this way of living to change

Bridge 1:
They treat you like everyone else
When they beat you
and your crying for help
When does this end

Chorus 1:
They never really cared if your fighting for your rights
They still beat you down
and spit over your life
We put our fists up and yell at the sky
Who are you to tell me to go
My identity is kept from everyone else
You treat me the same
I'm my own person today
My identity will never change
So why punish me in cruel ways

Verse 2:
Your treat me like a bunch of germs
Don't wanna be touched
We can't be heard
Violence can't stop me now
Speeches will touch your heart
I know who i am
Your killing me that's part of your plan
Don't need to break my dreams
I will see you when i live the freedom

Bridge 2:
Yeah i may be different from you
So i got proof to tell you so
I hate the way you pull me down

Chorus 2:
They never really cared if your fighting for your rights
They still beat you down
and spit all over your life
We throw our fists up and yell at the sky
Who are you to tell me to go
My identity is kept from everybody else
You treat me the same
We're all different shapes
My identity will never change
Why punish me in cruel ways

Verse 3:
I looked up at the judge
WHo let them go without a nudge
They will all regret this day yeah

Chorus 3:
Now we got what needed and were living like stars
Chasing our dreams no matter who we are
Can be ourself without being pushed behind bars
My identity will never change
I made new friends and being who i am
No more punishments from the white men
No more Klu Klux Klan sending threats in our eyes
My identity is here to stay

We made it through the frozen rain
Tears of joy stream down my face
I think i've found a better way
To keep being who i am
My identity will never change


The author's comments:
I wrote this song about the Civil Rights Movement and about Identity as my theme for my project in school. I thought about writting a song about how black people fought for their identity

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