August 14, 2020

Daisy Friday

a multimedia journal

Normal (original version)

5/14/2020

By Joy Lynn Clark

Joy Lynn – Normal

I wrote this song years ago but, I made a slight change in 2015 when the, “sexists and races” had many faces. This is another at home covid recording but, I am pretty pleased. As always, I wrote, produced, engineered, performed, and even did the graphics for the artwork.

Teach Me (normal) 2015
I’m looking for a teacher that will show me Cuz when I’m looking in the mirror
I’m not sure of what I see
Watching all the normal people as they pass Wondering why
Normal ain’t more like me
Nothing ever seems to go my way Been in the middle of a drug war Day after day after day
So I prayed and prayed and went To church, it didn’t work
And it rained and rained
And my faith in god slipped away
And if I couldn’t get it from god Maybe I could just buy it for myself
I worked so hard and I felt like a Job And I kept getting robbed
And when I still didn’t stop Here come the gun shots
And friends who passed away I know you had to work
But I needed to learn and This is why I say
I’m looking for a teacher that will show me Cuz when I’m looking in the mirror
I’m not sure of what I see
Watching all the normal people as they pass Wondering why
Normal ain’t more like me
Sociology I’m reading up
To find out why my life is so rough And I need a solution
So I talk revolution
But I’m just not poor enough
I supported the cause and I refused to pause But they question all my history
They wanna erase me and not embrace me So I guess I’ll hug a tree
All the sexists and racists I’ve met
Had smiles on their faces I can’t forget Then I begin to regret why I ever gave back I think they’ll rather see me selling crack

And pimping the hos in my expensive clothes Maybe they’ll love me with coke up their nose I’m doing gangsta rap
And my popularity grows
I’m looking for a teacher that will show me Cuz when I’m looking in the mirror
I’m not sure of what I see
Watching all the normal people as they pass Wondering why
Normal ain’t more like me
I’ve studied the bible and worshipped idols
Even worked in my community
Even tried to teach yet the conclusion they reach Is to question my credibility
And when I tell them my story
They wanna buy me forties
And treat me like some broken dish
So I fill my cup and hold it up
Maybe then I’ll get my wish
I’m looking for a teacher that will show me Cuz when I’m looking in the mirror
I’m not sure of what I see
Watching all the normal people as they pass Wondering why
Normal ain’t more like me
I’m looking for a teacher that will show me Cuz when I’m looking in the mirror
I’m not sure of what I see
Watching all the normal people as they pass Wondering why
Normal ain’t more like me
I been a soldier and victim
For far too long I really wanna just put My guns down and just raise my son
So many have died on either side And I’ve lold many lies
I’ve done things I despise
But the phoenix must rise
Cuz the devil hasn’t won I didn’t turn tail and run
No matter what I gotta get up to Be sure I see the sun
I can’t front no more
Even if I feel like I’m the only one

Plus I know I’m not
And I can’t work like that Even if it will make me hot That whole style is wack So I’m taking it back
Cuz a new day has begun
I’m looking for a teacher that will show me Cuz when I’m looking in the mirror
I’m not sure of what I see
Watching all the normal people as they pass Wondering why
Normal ain’t more like me

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(Normal) Teach Me/ Child

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