Janis Ian: Society's Child (Baby I've Been Thinking) | Song-Factsheet


Song «Society's Child (Baby I've Been Thinking)» von Janis Ian.


Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1966 09 (Single), 1967 01 (Album)
Label: Verve Folkways KF 5027, Verve Folkways FTS 3017
Songwriter Janis Ian
Produktion: Shadow Morton
Genre: Folk - Urbanfolk - Baroquefolk, Folk - Urbanfolk - Singer-Songwriter, Pop - Folkpop


Song über eine gemischtrassige Beziehung

Personen und Querverweise

Janis Ian
Janis Ian
Shadow Morton


[Verse 1] Come to my door, baby Face is clean and shining black as night My mother went to answer you know That you looked so fine Now I could understand your tears and your shame She called you "boy" instead of your name When she wouldn't let you inside When she turned and said "But honey, he's not our kind." [Chorus 1] She says I can't see you any more, baby Can't see you anymore [Verse 2] Walk me down to school, baby Everybody's acting deaf and blind Until they turn and say, "Why don't you stick to your own kind." My teachers all laugh, their smirking stares Cutting deep down in our affairs Preachers of equality Think they believe it, then why won't they just let us be? [Chorus 2] They say I can't see you anymore baby Can't see you anymore [Verse 3] One of these days I'm gonna stop my listening Gonna raise my head up high One of these days I'm gonna raise my glistening wings and fly But that day will have to wait for a while Baby I'm only society's child When we're older things may change But for now this is the way, they must remain [Chorus 3] I say I can't see you anymore baby Can't see you anymore No, I won't see you anymore, baby