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WHY NOT ME
Fatuma Salim-Shirazy / Darden Smith

I am small but I’m strong
I can work all day and all night long
My shoulders carry so much
I have served so many others
And forgot to serve myself
Like my father and his father
Right down the line

I try to be quote unquote the best I could be
And if it’s alright for you
Why not me

If I only had a chance
I could show the world what I have to give
Don’t judge me by the way I talk or the clothes I wear
Muslim Hindu Christian Jew
Inside my own heart
You and I we’re all the same

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from SW​:​S Retreat - October 26​-​28, 2012, released June 22, 2013
© 2012 SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music / Darden Smith Music (ASCAP)

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Founded by Austin, Texas singer-songwriter Darden Smith and Mary Judd, SongwritingWith:Soldiers is a non-profit 501c (3) organization.

Our Mission: We transform lives by using collaborative songwriting to expand creativity, connections, and strengths.
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