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Made for Something More - Gabrielle Louise - Live at Etown Hall - (Me Too)

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Published on May 7, 2017

MADE FOR SOMETHING MORE (updated title!)
Lyrics by Gabrielle Louise & Justin Thompson
Music by Gabrielle Louise

Oh there's freedom in this country
You're free to pace the floor
and if you don't think the rooms locked
try the door

There's a young man down in county
he was stealing for his family
first he was unfettered, now unfurled
Oh a man can own a gun
maybe he can rob someone
But a man can own a bank and rob the world
Oh, you can make it in this country
unless your gay or sick or poor
Yeah, if you don't think the room's locked
try the door

They put the poor kids in the back room
thirty-six a class room
And the second day of school there's even more
They're damned if they're not reading
They'd be better off just cheating
cause all that really matters is the score
We teach em freedom in this country
then we send em off to war
And if you don't think the room's locked
try the door

No more blank stares
or blinking eyes
Don't turn away, don't deny
it's time
to recognize

I was just a child when it happened
He shut me in the bathroom
Asked me which way I would prefer
So I grew up half-thinking
I was put here just to please men:
to smile, laugh...defer.
But the woman in me came to know
I was made for something more
Oh if you don't think the room's locked
try the door

Oh every woman in this country
has been shaken to the core
So I say if the room's locked...
we storm the doors.

(for our inspiring first lady, Michelle Obama, and for my sister Sarah Isobel, who teaches our children love and equality, and for whom I always want to make the world a better place.)

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