Wednesday, 1 October 2008

First Black President Lyrics


First Black President





You took away my birthday
Never gave me a name
Didn't know my gender
But you can't forget my age
Because thoughts come crashing down on you
In a playground full of kids
Just who do you think I would have been
If you hadn't done the thing you did?
If you hadn't done the thing you did?
If you hadn't done the thing you did?


I could have been a contender
The heavyweight champion of the world
Could have been a big sister
To your pretty little baby girl
I could have laughed and danced and drove a car
Wound up as messed up as you are
I might have even been the boy that heaven sent
To be the first black President.

There's a spot on the wall in your home
My picture would have hung
Is it a barren place now?
Or have you filled it with someone?
Thoughts crawl out of the woodwork
Too many to swat away.
Just who do you think I would have been
If you hadn't made the choice you made?
If you hadn't made the choice you made?
If you hadn't made the choice you made?


I, I could have been a hero
Covered in glory 'cos I gave my life
I could have been a mother
Three young kids and working nights
I could have been a nurse or a football coach
Could have had your smile, your eyes, your nose
Would my coming still be something you'd lament
If I'd have been the first black President?

Now possibly the world might be
A better place without me around
Back then you had to make the call
You're not so sure now, thinking about how...


I could have been a surgeon
Healing hearts or broken bones
I could have been a father
With plenty of issues of my own
I could have been your joy, your jewel, your crown
Had a hair-trigger temper or a big mouth
Couldn't you have borne the inconvenience?


'Cos I, I could have been your daughter
Dressin' up in your stuff when you went out
I could have been your little boy
Tryin' so hard to be the man of the house
I could have made you laugh, made you cry
Made you handmade cards at christmas time
What a difference just one small life might have meant
I could have been the first black President.


© Matt Blick 2009 Neverborn Songs

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