Oceans Away

Oceans Away

Oceans away my body swam

Chains carried my blood back to my home land.

Oceans away my love knew

Thoughts of freedom the wind carried my body like strange fruit

Oceans away my soul told

My mom and dad on the block to be sold

Oceans away I come from a thousand dances

Many knew white folks with sheets burned crosses in nightly prances

Oceans away from my real tongue

My broken English continues to be in broken song

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