too many names

(c) 2014 Laurie Childers


F G F G F G A


A A sus2 E7

I will not give to you a name

D A

that makes you different or the same

Asus2 E7

to someone looking to play that game

D A Asus2

already you have too many names


F G F G F G A (scat singing)


I will not put you in a box

just to put walls around what I know

to separate this part from that

what I have seen from what didn’t show


F G F G F G A


I will not wear upon my flesh

any symbol proclaimed to be you

what might unite indeed divides

and we have known wars to declare what is true


F G F G F G A


I found a path it brought me here

but no one else can follow me

I give my thanks and if I can

I’ll pass the blessings on with my deeds


F G F G F G A

I will not give to you a name

already you have too many names