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Disney – God Help The Outcasts lyrics

I don't know if You can hear me
Or if You're even there

I don't know if You would listen
To a gypsy's prayer

Yes, I know I'm just an outcast
I shouldn't speak to You

Still I see Your face and wonder
Were You once an outcast too

God help the outcasts
Hungry from birth

Show them the mercy
They don't find on earth

Please help my people
They look to You still

God help the outcasts
Or nobody will

I ask for wealth, I ask for fame
I ask for glory to shine on my name
I ask for love I can possess
I ask for God and His angels to bless me

I ask for nothing
I can get by
But I know so many
Less lucky than I

God help the outcasts
The poor and downtrod

I thought we all were
Children of God

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    Despite my lack of piety in relation to the religious mentionings within this song, I feel that the song here can be perceived (even for non-religious folks like me) to fit different circumstances depending on the person listening to it. People who face oppression and enmity in our society (like homosexuals, for example) may relate to this song in the sense that they suffer greatly under the tyranny of societal dictations that further quash their hopes of acceptance in, and that they'd probably have to yearn for that acceptance through a greater force beyond us all due to the majority's indifference, otherwise their happiness will never be fully consummated. The one listening to the song may envision themselves in that scene as Esmeralda, being someone of that opposed minority group that wishes for mere happiness and equality while their pleas are ignored because of ignorance and superficial desires of those considered "normal". The final scene where the protagonist sings "I thought we were all the children of God," further prove to show the hope of minorities to be treated fairly within the world rather than receiving the cold shoulder for the aspects of them that makes others view them as subordinate.

    We live in a world of diversity, to withhold prejudice and allow the "outcasts" of humanity to forever languish is to make ourselves unworthy of existence.
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