This World Ain’t My World

Oh my this world, ain’t my world
No this world, is your world
I’m an immigrant, that nobody wants
They call me a cockroach, oh this ain’t my world

Hey hey hey, that’s my wife
That’s my kids, they’re my life
Excuse me my friends, please, please, please
Okay I’ll turn around and get on my knees
‘Darling stay still, look please don’t help me
They’ll kill you, just let them take we
Me and the kids stolen in the night
Just cross the border my love and get out of sight
Save yourself there’s no help in this country
All the sanctions now have stopped the deliveries,
It’s just you, no me now, just please try to forget
Get out of here don’t get caught in the net’
My love I love you, your lips your smile
The children you gave me, your last profile
Now mine must be low for I must escape
From this government they installed that dictates

Oh my this world, ain’t my world
No this world, is your world
I’m an immigrant, that nobody wants
They call me a cockroach, oh this ain’t my world

Hey how much to get in the back of the truck
£400, £400?! That’s what I said, that much
Look it’s not the price it’s the language barrier
Just get me far away please from this land of terror
Don’t comes the shutter and now I’m with 30 other
That managed to escape but had to leave behind their brothers
Sons and fathers, sisters and daughters
Are mine safe? Will I ever know, I guess no, never
It’s so hot in here, so dark in here
I can’t pass out but I can taste the drought
My throat is dry it’s been like seven hours now
This promise land must be near, I don’t know how
I’m gonna make it what’s left for me
I lost my wife, children, home, security, family
Everything I worked for and a little more
I see the light, the driver must be opening the door

Oh my this world, ain’t my world
No this world, is your world
I’m an immigrant, that nobody wants
They call me a cockroach, oh this ain’t my world

Good morning I’d like to apply for asylum
Can you please tell me why and for whom?
Just me you see my life was heavily in threat
My wife taken from me how could I forget?
My children stolen for me in the dead of the night
Oh there seems no end to the ongoing flight from the fight
Look here’s a form if you can just put it down in writing
Then there’s a detention centre out there waiting
When your process gets through we’ll get back to you
Let you know the outcome yeah you’ll get what’s due
Next please, look sir I’ve got forty more yet to do today
Just follow the arrows, they point the way
Four hours later I’m in a prison incarcerated
And I’m reading what the press here has stated
They don’t seem to want me anywhere near here
And the picture of the world they’re told ain’t too clear

Oh my this world, ain’t my world
No this world, is your world
I’m an immigrant, that nobody wants
They call me a cockroach, oh this ain’t my world

Now I’ve read statistics and the words of politicians
And all about pop stars filthy dirty linen
But there’s nothing about now where I come from
Nothing about how this government funds
In this prison someone took the time to explain to me
How the jets that drop bombs back in our country
Are made here, this side of the sphere
Then flown across the globe, once sold
I been here two weeks now and they’re sending me back
To a death they helped prepare, my story lacked
The right details, to give me shelter
Was I too old, too young, the wrong colour?
I’m called a cockroach, is this really my fate?
I’ve only ever shown love, never produced hate
But to the rest of the planet my voice is silent
Like the others that died in the others violence
It was never my war, never my fight
I was born in the wrong place alright
Now they’re shipping me back into what seems their game
May I rest in piece, as another with no name

Oh my this world, ain’t my world
No this world, is your world
I’m an immigrant, that nobody wants
They call me a cockroach, oh this ain’t my world