Winona Laduke

If I was a little bit stronger
I would fly away home.
If I’d wept just a little bit long,
I’d take my pain and call it my own,
But I’m just a soldier, a pawn of war
And ain’t no one told me what I’m fighting for
But if this was a little bit stronger
I’d fly away home.

If I pushed just a little bit harder
The my walls would come a tumblin’ down
And If I paid every hard earned dollar,
The my voice would finally make it’s sound
But I’m just a woman standing alone
And ain’t nobody gonna throw me a bone
But if I was a little bit stronger
I’d fly away home.

If I shook the hands of all the right people
I’d tell them I’m not
that much
different from they
I’d tell them I’d marry anybody they told me
Prove that it’s to the same G-d that we pray
But I’m just a sinner headed for hell
And what they don’t wanna know,
They won’t ask, I won’t tell.
But if I was a little bit stronger
I’d fly away home.

I’ll see your home of the free and the brave,
Raise you my tired, my hungry, my poor.
Dying children can’t afford no insurance,
Doctor’s who kindly lead them to the door
Well I’m just the people waging a war
You see my tomorrow is worth fighting for,
So if I was a little bit stronger,
If I prayed just a little bit longer,
If I was a little bit stronger
I’d fly away home.