Unencumbered

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Story

A song about a very special girl I met on the NY subway. She was friendly, outgoing, full of life, totally unencumbered by the codes of city life, age or race prejudice.

Lyrics

She was young, maybe fourteen
With braces and a nose ring
She sat by me, in the subway
We were waiting for the 1 Train
She could not contain her glee
She just bought a new CD
She thought she'd share the news with me
Unlike the others
She was unencumbered
I admit it, for a minute
I thought she might have a screw loose
To've begun this, conversation
As if we’d be friends forever, yeah well…
She could not contain her glee
She just bought his new cd
She thought she'd share the news with me
Unlike the others
She was unencumbered

She didn't play by the big city rules
Don't talk to strangers, don't look like a fool
She didn't hide a single inch of her soul
Pure gold

See this girl, she was different
She wasn't bothered by difference
There we stood, on a full train
And when her stop came the girl waved
How lucky of me to see
This girl's sweet humanity
She thought she'd share a piece with me
Unlike the others
She was unencumbered

She was young, maybe fourteen
With braces and a nose ring
She sat by me, in the subway
It was … a better day than yesterday…