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My name means next to nothing
I was born in north Iraq
Now I wear the name of immigrant
Like a chain around my neck

Born into bad luck
Born with nothing more than this
All I know is cruelty
I feel the teeth behind the kiss

My homeland was a battleground
I barely left alive
Traded all that I have loved
All just to survive

Born into bad luck
Born with nothing more than this
All I know is cruelty
I feel the teeth behind the kiss

I sold the family business
Now my brother isn't here
My father too was a murdered man
And I fled my home in fear

Born into bad luck
Born with nothing more than this
All I know is cruelty
I feel the teeth behind the kiss

I paid the driver all I had
To take me far away
Destination no idea
Just that I would stay

Born into bad luck
Born with nothing more than this
All I know is cruelty
I feel the teeth behind the kiss

I arrived to be arrested
A policeman pulled me free
Told me this is England
Where I had come to be

Born into bad luck
Born with nothing more than this
All I know is cruelty
I feel the teeth behind the kiss

They said I'd be deported
But I begged that I could work
And I found a roof and labour
Picking carrots from the earth

Born into bad luck
Born with nothing more than this
All I know is cruelty
I feel the teeth behind the kiss

I wait to hear my fate
Saving every coin I find
To pay the driver once again
For the one I left behind

Born into bad luck
Born with nothing more than this
All I know is cruelty
I feel the teeth behind the kiss

I've lived life as a prisoner
Of the politics of man
Of people I will never know
Or ever understand

Born into bad luck
Born with nothing more than this
All I know is cruelty
I feel the teeth behind the kiss

I recieved a letter yesterday
To say I had a son
All I feel is pity
As here comes another one

Born into bad luck
Born with nothing more than this
All I know is cruelty
I feel the teeth behind the kiss.