Play God

Album: Binary (2016)
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  • I was done at 16
    Showing up for class
    I was out there in the ring
    Learning how to kick some ass
    I was done at 16
    Using my momma's key
    It was all on me
    It was all on me

    Weren't no free rides
    Weren't no IOU's
    I pulled my weight, yeah
    I paid my dues
    And I showed up to enlist
    On the first day of recruits
    How 'bout you?
    How 'bout you

    I'm my brother's keeper
    Every chance I can
    I pay my taxes
    Like any working man
    And I feel I've earned
    My right to choose
    You don't get to play God, man, I do
    You don't get to play God, man, I do

    You get to run the world
    In your special way
    You get much more
    Much more than your say
    Government, religion
    It's all just patriarchy
    I must insist you leave this one thing to me
    Just leave this one thing to me
    Just leave this one thing to me
    Just leave this one thing

    'Cause there's one thing that a man needs
    To be truly free
    This is the modern world
    And that one thing is money
    But there are two things
    That a woman needs
    Control over her own body

    Yeah I pay the price
    On top of everything
    Each month a bill
    Each month a reckoning
    And each seed that dies
    I cry and I bleed
    So you can't tell me
    No you can't tell me

    I am a soldier
    It's my blood that flows
    I'd give my life
    So that this tree can grow
    You don't know creation
    Like I know
    So you can't tell me
    No you can't tell me

    You get to run the world
    In your special way
    You get much more
    Much more than your say
    Government, religion
    It's all just patriarchy
    I must insist you leave this one thing to me
    Just leave this one thing to me
    Just leave this one thing
    Just leave this one thing to me

    'Cause I'm my brother's keeper
    Every chance I can
    I pay my taxes
    Like any workin man
    And I feel I've earned
    My right to choose
    You don't get to play God, man, I do
    You don't get to play God, man, I do
    You don't get to play God, man, I do Writer/s: ANGELA DIFRANCO
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