The Same Father (Marcella Detroit)

(Marcella Detroit, Michael Graves) I worked so hard to get this far A lifetime doing service Can't stand a change or difference It makes me feel so nervous I've worn this wound for centuries I look so good in my bandage Of childhood games and fallacies I save whatever i can manage This is my life, this is my lot It's not much, but it's all i've got I won't let you take it away! We're different shades We're chalk and clay We're fire and we're water Don't talk to me of innocence I lost it and forgot it Ever since you came around There's chaos in my order I'm much too blind to ever see We're all from the same father, father I used to be good-looking But my face became distorted Something in my body hurts I don't know how i got it Looks like the devil's work to me We were so simple and so clean I won't let you take it from me! We're different shades We're chalk and clay We're fire and we're water Don't talk to me of innocence I lost it and forgot it Ever since you came around There's chaos in my order I'm much too blind to ever see We're all from the same father, father... They gave this gift to me, my Mother's, mother's, mother's mother's family; We love what we believe You're lost if you can't see it!