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Composed by Tina Richerson. Copyright 2014 Spoot Music, ASCAP.


A child of God with potential untold
she comes to earth with a mission to unfold.
Marks on her face which will bring her disgrace
from the kids on the playground
who laugh at her face.
Mom and Dad give refuge from the pain
caused by the judgements for not
looking just the same.
They bring her to a doctor with tenderness and care
who takes away those marks,
as if they weren't there.
The ridicule, the madness, the unforgiven glare
this all now avoided to make her life fair.
Because we seem different,
sometimes we cannot see
and the pain left inside us is from our society.
To see who we are please shun the disguise
see the spirit in the body,
the soul through the eyes.
For we are all special, created with love
we all have our markings given from above.
My sex is a birthmark
my preference is not picked
I didn't come here to get ridiculed and kicked.
I will stand up and be the best that I can be
accept me as I am and don't give me therapy.  
For the thing I did not choose,
I cannot change if I'm queer.
God made me this way though the purpose is not clear.
We are all like Bronty,
perfect from the start
with God given markings to set us apart.  
If I am not like you,
and you are not like me,
the difference between us is only what you see.
Find out who you are and then you'll know me
for we are all made from the same family.


from Tiptons Sax Quartet: Tiny Lower Case, released March 8, 2014
From 'Tiny Lower Case' c&p Zipa! / Spoot Music / Sowiesound Records.

Amy Denio: alto sax
Jessica Lurie: tenor sax
Sue Orfield: tenor sax
Tina Richerson: baritone sax, voice
Robert Kainar: drums

Recorded in Mantova, Italy in March, 2013 by Carlo Cantini at Studio Soli.
Mastered by Dieter Pimiskern at Dorian Gray Studios, Eichenau, Germany


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Amy Denio / Spoot Music Seattle, Washington

Amy Denio is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist composer, singer and music producer based in Seattle, WA. She's been commissioned to compose for dance, theater and film, and has received numerous grants and fellowships and collaborated with artists worldwide.

She has performed at festivals, clubs, schools, prisons, social centers and ruins throughout Europe, North America and Asia.
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