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Ochi: MUSIC

I'VE GOT A NAME

(OCHI)
August 15, 2012
OCHI

I HATE WHEN MEN OR WOMEN PLAY WITH ME CALLING ME THE "B" OR "N" WORD.  I DON'T LIKE IT AND I DON'T THINK IT FUNNY.  IT'S RUDE AND DISRESPECTFUL.  IF YOU WANT TO PLAY WITH ME THERE ARE WAYS AND THIS ISN'T ONE OF THEM. 

CAN'T RECLAIM WHAT WAS NEVER MINE

CAN'T RECLAIM WHAT WAS NEVER MINE

NEVER MINE, NEVER MINE

CAN'T RENAME WHAT WAS NEVER MINE 

CAN'T RENAME WHAT WAS NEVER MINE

NEVER MINE, NEVER MINE

I’VE GOT A NAME

I’VE GOT A NAME

I’VE GOT A NAME

AND YOU’D BETTER LEARN IT

WHY? CAUSE I’VE EARNED IT

 

THEY WANNA TAKE ME OUT MY GAME

AWAY FROM MY FAME

AWAY FROM WHAT MADE ME

THEY WANNA TAKE ME,

RAPE ME, MAKE ME FAKE ME

MAKE ME LESS THAN I AM

 

HOOK

 

THEY SEXUALIZE, DEHUMANIZE

OBJECTIFY OUR DAUGHTERS

RELEGATING THEM TO SECOND CLASS

MARGINALIZED AND SCRUTINIZED

THEY GET MISUSE AND ABUSE

AND LEFT FOR ANOTHER

 

HOOK

 

EDUCATE A WOMAN

AND YOU EDUCATE A NATION

DESTROY A WOMAN

AND YOU CREATE

A DOMINO OF DEVASTATION

EDUCATE A WOMAN, EDUCATE A WOMAN

 

HOOK

 

I’M A MAMMAL, I AM NOT AN ANIMAL

AND IN CASE NOBODY TOLD YOU

I AM NOT MY GENITALIA

MY VALUE IS NOT BETWEEN MY LEGS

IT’S BETWEEN MY EARS

MY NAME IS WOMAN, MY NAME IS MOTHER,

I AM DAUGHTER, I AM SISTER

I AM THE GODDESS, AND THE GODDESS SHE IS ME

WHAT’S MY NAME,

WHAT’S MY NAME, CUZ I AM WOMAN

I AM WOMAN

WHAT’S MY NAME