To say that we are immigrants
Is a dirty word today
To class us as immigrants
Is a way to discriminate
To move from movement to individual
To walk with guidelines and rules
To strip a man off his story
To strip a man off his identity
To strip a man off his individuality
To class him equally
Look into that man's eyes
They tell his story
Of his struggles, of his trials, of his failures and of his joys
What brought him here and why
Who saw him off and kissed him goodbye
Why would he leave his homeland
And head for the grey skies
Touching the soil he leaves
Entering the concrete ceilings
Look at the man and see how he compares
How he talks, how he moves and behaves
Are the steps we take, the footsteps we leave behind
A trail to follow, a country to divide
A land to conquer and dig holes deep
Who was here before you?
What did they leave behind?
Why did they leave for the new?
Was it you they left behind?
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