We Gave Up Our Rights

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This song was inspired by the title, which was a line in a article with a similar theme.

lyrics

We gave up our rights

What did you say that for
You don't have the right
You don't have the right
And what did I go and do that for
I don't have the right
I gave up the right.

Trying to keep the rules
Trying to keep our cool
We gave up the right to fight.

Don't go rifling through those drawers
It's not where you left it
Nothing's as you left it
Yes I know the kids are fine with you
I should shut my mouth
But I just blurt it out

Trying to keep the rules
Trying to not be cruel
Trying to make this work
Trying to not be hurt
We gave up the right to hide

Trying to keep the rules
Trying to not be fools
Trying to make it work
Trying to not be hurt
Trying to not get mad
Trying to not be so sad
We gave up the right to cry

So don't ask me if I'm ok
You don't have the right
You gave up that right
I don't know what's reasonable anymore
I just want to find
The road to never mind

Cos we gave up our rights

credits

from Answers No Questions, track released June 6, 2017
Music and lyrics by Nazneen Rahman
Production by Joe Davison

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Nazneen Rahman London, UK

Welcome!. I sing intimate stories about life's complexities. With jazz and soul influences. I'm also a cancer scientist.

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