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In the early fifties and sixties and
Seventies
American strechted forth her hands
And welcome us all
Yes we built and now they refuse us
Yes we can clean it and now they refuse us
Yes they mark us, they su su su
Yes we been there with good intention
Yes we been there with a working
Intention
Yes we been there with a educational
Intention
Yes we been there

So many different nationalities been
There too
Never been treated like we do
Never been handled like we do
Never been talked about like we do

We have a no intention to bomb threat
No intention to hijacking
No intention to hostage holding

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Statue of Liberty light up your torch
So we can see

If it is a international problem
We want to see
It it is a political problem
We want to see

If it is a island problem
We want to see
If it is a continental problem
We want to see

Chorus

If I am right than I should be right
If I am wrong no argument
Remember people the statue stand
For equal rights and justice

Chorus

We were picking apples many years ago
Picking grapes many years ago
Hospital workers many years ago
Housekeepers many years ago

Chorus

It's not like we begging or demanding
Anything
It's not like we begging or demanding
Anything
It's just an example
It's just an example

Chorus

Chorus

In the forties and the fifties no one
Was fair
In the sixties people start to share
In the seventies we were there
In the nineties immigration get scared



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    Ras-Sandile MkhawanaMar 14, 2013 at 1:20 pm
    We were picking apples many years ago
    Picking grapes many years ago
    Hospital workers many years ago
    House keepers many years ago
    Statue of liberty light up your torch so we cn c.
    (my colleagues laugh at me wen I sing dis song)shame.i luv it
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    Ras-Sandile MkhawanaMar 14, 2013 at 1:20 pm
    We were picking apples many years ago
    Picking grapes many years ago
    Hospital workers many years ago
    House keepers many years ago
    Statue of liberty light up your torch so we cn c.
    (my colleagues laugh at me wen I sing dis song)shame.i luv it

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