Born Branded
Jesus called, he won't be coming for dinner tonight

Democracy cancelled out, some kind of fight

So tell me how am I supposed to eat alone?

When all of my butlers have gone, my nannies have gone



On the morning of my birth

I must have wondered at the Earth

I must have seen the trees like Adam showed them to Eve



But now I am American and white

All I know is anxiety and fright

Now love is something I must search for to find



Jesus called, he won't be coming for dinner love

Democracy cancelled out for the final time

I'm beggin' brothers and sisters cut your leashes free now

We were born branded, we were born branded, we were born branded

We were born second-handed down



The shephard is in a field of reality

Blames the sheep for lost possibilities

The sheep may be lost but the shephard is just as lost



A shephard is a man afraid of

Losing all the things he made up to

Keep his feet planted high above the field



And I'm talkin' about mother, father, sister, brother

Teacher, preacher, anyone who dares to tell you where to stand

I say the love is in your hands

Just look at the world, don't try to understand



We were born branded, second-handed down

We were born branded, second-handed down