I've got my mothers skin I've got my father eyes Its something that I can't deny Its nothing that I wanna hide
And even though my roots come from the other side I didn't think they would mind Coz I heard that love was blind But they can't understand, when it comes to me and you Cause I don't fit their descriptions Tell me how to change traditions When there's all of them and one of me
[Chorus] How can I change a million minds in this lifetime What is it I have to do If I erase my history, what defines me If I let them change all I knew Would I be good enough for you?
I wish they looked at me and they could see beyond Everything they think I am Cause pedigree don't make a man Don't have to dig too deep to see I'm just like you What is it they want from me, tell me what more can I prove Why so many can't understand, when it comes you and I I don't fit in their descriptions, though I try Gotta change those old traditions When its all of them and one of me
[Repeat x2] (I could lie I could lie I could hide) Let them take all I knew
Would I be good enough for you
We pretend we have open minds Yet we judge so fast Tell me why, to live out my future, yeah I must surrender my past