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Lyrics by: Dan Hill
# Debut Chart
67 Jan '76 Hot 100

Lyrics

Ma cried like a lady Pa cried like a man 1963 - one less Kennedy And I was too young to understand And the years flew by in colours Each one a little faster than before And as the war caused some to cry I'd identify My TV keeping score


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Growing up - in the shadow of the USA Trying to find - the meaning of life today America - it's a heavy kind of role you play You're the hero - you're the villain Your every move is on display “Right on baby” screamed the underground Being black meant more than race, Meant more than pride Before 1968, some said it was too late Two friends I'd never met had died I felt so fast, growing older As I studied politics in junior high So foolishly profound With the awareness I thought I'd found Then the moon came crashing from the sky Growing up - in the shadow of the USA Trying to find - the meaning of life today America - it's a heavy kind of role you play You're the hero - you're the villain Your every move is on display Ma cried like a lady Pa cried like a man 1963 - one less Kennedy And I was too young to understand We were all too young to understand Understand …

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