Lyrics

Newark, 2010 (Land of Liberty)

Words and Music by Dawn Xiana Moon

Her dad worked in a factory every day
Saving every penny that he could
Her auntie said she’d take her to a school
And Jackie jumped for joy
O Lady Liberty

Jackie was barely twelve when she arrived
On New Jersey shores
Manicured lawns, pristine houses
But they slept in groups on the floors at night
O Land of Liberty

I don’t know where to go
This dream is not what I was sold
I don’t know where to go
This dream is not what I was sold
(Don’t talk back)

He kept every penny that she made
Some days she didn’t even eat
Fourteen hours, seven days a week
Braiding hair
O Lady Liberty

I don’t know where to go
This dream is not what I was sold
I don’t know where to go
This dream is not what I was sold
(Don’t talk back)

Five years she waited
While every face seemed blind
Then sirens of freedom
And all she'd leave behind

I don’t know where to go
This dream is not what I was sold
I don’t know where to go
This dream is not what I was sold
(Don’t look back)

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