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My Petition Lyrics

"My Petition" was written by Davis, Vidal / Harris, Andre / Scott, Jill H..
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You say you mean good for me
But you don't do it
You say you have a plan
But you just don't go through with it

You say you know the way to go
And I should follow
But all of your empty promises
Leave me hollow

And ohh
How do I trust you?
How do I love you?
When you lie to me repeatedly
And ohh, how do I have faith in you?
When you just don't come through
Like you said you could
Oh say, can you see?

You say that I'm wrong for
Stating my opinion to you
You say that I'm wrong
And there'll be quiet consequences too

But I know my rights babe
There'll be no law bridging
The freedom of my speech
Or the right for me to petition for a remedy of grievances

And I want to trust you
I wanna love you, yeah
But you lie to me repeatedly
And oh, I wanna have faith in you
But you just don't come through
Like you said you could
Oh say, can you see?

I want fresh foods, clean water
Air that I don't see
I want the feeling of being safe on my streets
I want my children to be smarter than me
I want, I want to feel
I wanna feel, I wanna feel free
For real you'll
I'm just telling you, so you know

I wanna, I wanna have faith in you
I really do but you keep lying to me
And it hurts
I believe, I believe you owe it me
Give it to me like you said you would
Oh say, can you see?
Oh say, can you see?
Ooh say, can you see?
By the dawn's early light

Songwriters
DAVIS, VIDAL / HARRIS, ANDRE / SCOTT, JILL H.

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