Dress in black got it all covered up
They think I’m oppressed
But really who’s depress?
I wear to express
… The true color I posses
So the time has come for me to confess
Stop the stereotyping I request
I don’t like them fancy dresses
Or public presses
To hear me loud and clear
As my modesty speaks without fear

P.O.D. (Prisoner of Depression).

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