Give Us A Chance (Equal Opportunity) by Kayte Deioma AKA Auntie Kayte

Written  for the Lincoln's Legacy Civil Rights Project

Some kids work at new computers. Some have no books of their own.
Some kids live on pretty streets. Some live in a danger zone.
They're promised equal education, opportunity for all.
But when they slip between the cracks, who will catch them when they fall?

Give 'em a chance.
Give 'em the same chance.
Give them the chance to grow up smart and proud and free.
Give them a chance. Give them the same chance.
Give them a chance for equal opportunity.

Some women on the factory line earn less money than the men.
From the office to the boardroom, it's the same story over again.
Now, fairness is a concept every child can understand.
Equal pay for equal work should be the law of every land.

Give us a chance.
Give us the same chance.
Give us a chance to grow up smart and proud and free.
Give us a chance. Give us the same chance.
Give us a chance for equal opportunity.

People come into this world with different shades of skin,
All kinds of different wrapping for the gift they hold within.
Every baby born has the potential to do great things.
If you give us every chance, we can soar on noble wings.

Give us a chance.
Give us the same chance.
Give us a chance to grow up smart and proud and free.
Give us a chance. Give us the same chance.
Give us a chance for equal opportunity.

Some people are rejected for the people that they love
If it doesn't fit old stories someone else is thinking of.
But everyone should have the right to love the one they choose.
When anyone is pushed aside, humanity will lose.

Give us a chance.
Give us the same chance.
Give us a chance to grow up smart and proud and free.
Give us a chance. Give us the same chance.
Give us a chance for equal opportunity.
Give us a chance for equal opportunity.