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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.)