The Same (Dear Reader)

Land, land of my birth Are you my mother Or am I an orphan? Where, where do I belong? Will I find a place in this world Or forever just wander around? Southern hemisphere How did I end up here? I have nowhere to go This is the only home that I know Such a great divide Between you and I How i wish it would go I live in a place in my mind No, I don't listen to Kwaito, wasn't born in Soweto I don't understand you But I want to you know Same, we're both the same We share the same heart We're made of the same parts Please don't look at me that way I already live with the guilt that I own From my forefather's past Does this land belong to the tribes who engraved her stones with stories of old? They're long gone you know Now this is our home I want to strip you down to the core Take off your shirt, hat, shoes and trousers Erase my head, all the books that I've read The language I speak, the customs you keep Keep on going right down to the heart To the pain that is yours, the pain that is ours Tell you it's all going to be alright Is it going to be alright> Heal, can you heal? Heal, oh, can you heal? Heal, oh, mother, can you heal? Or am I an orphan? Forever a stranger here Same, we're both the same We share the same heart We're made of the same parts