Reggie’s Question  (What’s In A Name) 
(John Flynn)

My name is addict… my name is thief
My name is gangster… my name is grief
My name is inmate… that is my shame
There's no escaping what’s in a name 

My name is dealer… my name is thug
My name is hustler… violence and drugs
have been my life now… it’s called the game
Sometimes it's scary what’s in a name

My name is father, my name is son
My name was stolen a couple hundred
years ago by white men with chains
Sometimes I wonder What’s in a name 

Some names I’ve taken… some I have earned
Some give me strength while others have burned
crosses and bridges with hatred’s flame
There’s no disguising  what’s in a name

My name is father, my name is son
My name was stolen a couple hundred
years ago but when I complain
You shrug and ask me What’s in a name

My name is dear to those who love me
My name is fear to those who don't see
That in our hearts we are all the same
I'm only human... What's in a name

 

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