Come to my door, baby Face is clean and shining black as night Mama went to answer you know Said you looked so fine Now I can understand your tears and your pain She called you girl instead of your name When she wouldn't let you inside When she turned and said "But honey, she's not our kind"
She says I can't see you anymore, baby Can't see you anymore
Walk me down to school, baby People acting like they're deaf and blind 'Til they turn and say "Why don't you stick to your own kind" My teachers laugh, their smirking stares Cutting deep down in our affairs Preachers of equality They said believe it Then why won't they just let us be?
She said I can't see you anymore, baby I 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 spread 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 that's the way they must remain
I say I can't see you anymore, baby I can't see you anymore I can't see you anymore, baby I can't see you anymore