Understood?

I will be who I am, I will be proud of it;
I will make the most of every moment
There’s no reason I should feel defeated
Just because the way that I am treated

I will lift up my head, I will look to the sky;
I will do what I need to live out my life
There’s no benefit for not attempting
And I will never go back to pretending

I don’t need to be understood, and I don’t care if you think I should
Because I can’t be contained in this box you’ve placed around me: the walls that are surrounding
I just want to be loved like you, and I don’t think I should have to prove
That I also deserve the same rights you are receiving: the ones that you are keeping from me

I will hold his hand, I will kiss his face;
We will do these things in a public place
And I don’t feel the need to be censored;
I don’t see the reason it’s offensive

I will be his man, I will stand by him;
We will do these things despite judgment
And I won’t waste all of my time guessing
Whether or not I have your blessing

I don’t need to be understood, and I don’t care if you think I should
Because I can’t be contained in this box you’ve placed around me: the walls that are surrounding
I just want to be loved like you, and I don’t think I should have to prove
That I also deserve the same rights you are receiving: the ones that you are keeping from me

Fuck this government! Give us all the money that you’ve spent on our behalf
All the lives that you’re still taking: we want, we want them back
We’re not buying it! We will win what we came here to get, we’ll end this war
It’s our say-not yours

We don’t need to be understood, and we don’t care if you think we should
Because we can’t be contained in this box you’ve placed around us: the walls that are surrounding
We just want to be loved like you, and we don’t think we should have to prove
That we also deserve the same rights you are receiving: the ones that you are keeping from us
________

(Appears on Just Another Sad Song)
Music & Lyrics by Jeremiah Clark
String Arrangement by Gray Sutherland
Copyright 2014 Fifth and Madison Publishing, ASCAP.

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