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Try To Understand


Left the country reservation
I had to see those city lights
That the glossy brochure offered
Luring me to unseen sights

I had to meet the painted ladies
Who said "Honey, come on in
It's the colour of your money
Not the colour of your skin"

I lived in an environment
I tried to overcome
Well I couldn't do my own sweet thing
Was under someones thumb

But here I try to get ahead
As I look around
I see misery, I see the pain
On unfamiliar grounds

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Well I cry out in frustration
How I feel despair
But give them time, there faults will show
Thats when they'll start to care

A little time to help themselves
Gain the upper hand
From them and me, I make the plea
Just try to understand
CHORUS

SOLO

But here I try to get ahead
As I look around
I see misery, I see the pain
On unfamiliar grounds

I see my outclassed people
In their efforts to adjust
In rented rooms, all ghetto types
Of peeling paint and rust

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