Immigrant

coming from where he did

he was turned away from

every door like joseph

to even the toughest among us

that would be too much

he didn't know what it was

to be black

'til they gave him his change but didn't want to touch

his hand

to even the toughest among us

that would be too much

isn't it just enough

how hard it is to live

isn't it hard enough

just to make it through a day

the secret of their fear

and their suspicion

standing there looking

like an angel

in his brown shoes

his short suit

his white shirt

and his cuffs a little frayed

coming from where he did

he was such a dignified child

to even the toughest among us

that would be too much

isn't it just enough

how hard it is to live

isn't it hard enough

just to make it through a day

coming from where he did

he was turned away from

every door like joseph

to even the toughest among us

that would be too much

he didn't know what it

was to be black

'til they gave him his change but didn't want to touch

his hand

to even the toughest among us

that would be too much