Alli Rogers Album: Day Of Small Things Track: Tanzania
It's eight hours later in Tanzania When Jen lays down Mary's just opening her eyes Her child's feet land on the ground And dirt scatters And she feels left out in the open Always left out in the open She says, "son, wear my shoes to school today" He turns and smiles and walks away And she thinks to herself...
Someday I will wake Where the earth is clean and safe My children have a place to play Not here in Tanzania And someday I will live In a house that's built by Hands that hold the world
It's eight hours earlier in Chattanooga Mary sits down and Jen's just put the coffee on Katie Couric is talking news and fashion And Jen feels pushed into a corner Always pushed into a corner, she says "Baby I know what girls at school are like" And her daughter rides off on her bike And Jen thinks to herself...
Someday I will wake Where my children get a break And there are chances that they'll take Not here in Chattanooga Someday I will live In a house that's built by Hands that hold the world
Well it's hard to be mother And it's hard to be a woman And it's hard to live in Africa sometimes It's hard to be mother And it's hard to be a woman And it's hard to live in America sometimes
But someday I will wake In a body that won't break On ground that doesn't shake, not here And someday I will live In a house that's built by hands that hold the world