I used to be able to walk around without the stares
Then after the bombs fell out of the sky Then after the planes fell out of the sky
And more than 2000 people died And more than 3000 people died
Trapped by a fire that I did not create
I lower my head in shame I raise my head without shame
Because I did not do this.
I attract stares at the grocery store I attract stares at the airport
They tell me to stand in a different line and
Ask me questions about the government. Ask me questions about another government.
They say it is because of my eyes They say it is because of my clothes
That I am treated like this
I speak English, I am almost a citizen I speak English, I am a U.S. citizen
What more can I do?
I cannot change the color of my skin.