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 
'Till 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

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