Emily Barker - Doing The Best I Can

Lyrics

We crossed the border in the night And hid beyond the harbour light Laying low in shadow and in fear

I’m not sure if I still have a home The air that day was thick with smoke And fire haunts my every waking dream

Doing the best I can Why is no one listening?

We came here for a better life But things don’t always work out right My mother, they refused to let her in

Don’t know how long they will keep her there And I’m not sure how much I can bare Please won’t you bring her back to me

Doing the best I can Why is no one listening? Doing the best I can Why is no one listening?

I’ll be twelve tomorrow at midday The cutting takes the pain away And when I bleed, I bleed my mother near

I want God to be proud of me And I pray each night on bended knee Tell me did I do something wrong?

Doing the best I can Why is no one listening? Doing the best I can Why won’t you listen?