Song for a Refugee

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There's this concept that has been talked about so much in so many different contexts that it seems to have been rendered meaningless. But it's not. Humans should have rights -- because they are human, no matter where on Earth they happen to find themselves, regardless of citizenship or lack thereof.

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I breathe the air that you do
I drink the water just like you
I eat the fruits of this land
I hold the apple in my hand

I am

I feel the rain fall on my face
Like the rest of the human race
I hold my baby tightly when he cries
I see him when I look into his eyes

When I walk for miles in the summer heat
Like you, I get blisters on my feet
When I cut myself, with blood I will perspire
When I try to climb over the wire

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from Punk Baroque, released May 1, 2017

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