Freedom

Today on the event of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, I decide to share some song lyrics here.  These are the lyrics from a song that my rap group, Prophetie Squad, recorded last year.  It’s called Freedom and talks about modern day slavery and emancipation and things that have to do with Lincoln.  You can listen to the song for free on our Facebook page.  The group also has other music for sale on iTunes, mostly in Creole with a little French and a little English in the mix but all of the lyrics are very social in content and attempt to help us all understand one another better.  Okay, that’s enough advertising.  But I hope you like the lyrics and are able to spend some time today thinking about how we can all work for a freer existence for all humankind.  Although the type of slavery that Lincoln was working to eliminate may not be easily found in today’s world, there are still plenty of our brothers and sisters on this earth struggling to find some type of freedom.  Freedom from discrimination, misunderstanding, exploitation, societal injustices and more.  But the solution lies in searching to learn more about each other and understanding how we each depend on one another for survival of ourselves and our world.

 

There’s a man who lives on the top of the hill and they say that he looks like Jesus

I don’t know who he is, I don’t know where he’s from but they say he’s the one who can free us

I don’t know what I believe anyway so I think that I’ll go and I’ll see him

Ask him what he thinks of these modern day slaves and if he’s got a plan to release them

 

Release em from this bondage

These invisible chains

Release em from this prison

This inescapable pain

Release em from this fear

Freedom’s imperative

Emancipate em

Liberate em

And let em live

 

Exploited by the powers and forsaken ourselves

What else can we do but just burn here in hell

We see no way out, no light at the end

No saviors, no messiahs, not even any friends

We feel the isolation inside of our minds

We feel it in our hearts and we’re running out of time

If someone’s gonna come and set us free

Then please do it before we die in misery

 

Freedom, freedom

Break these shackles from my hands

Make these ropes come undone

Freedom, freedom

Take these chains from my feet

And let me run

Freedom, freedom

Bring me out of this death

And let me rise

Freedom, yeah freedom

No more modern day slavery

Just let me find life

 

I saw the man again in the road the other day, he was walking like a saint on water

I asked him where he’s going, he said I don’t know, but when I get there I’ll go no further

I’ll sit myself down on whatever rock I find and I’ll look off in the sky that I’m under

And after all I’ve seen and all that I’ve done I’ll reflect and I’ll think and I’ll wonder

 

Wonder why there’s so much hurt

And why there’s so much pain

Why’s there so much war

Feels like the world’s gone insane

Why’s there so much crying

From the kids in the street

Why this death

Why this torture

Why this slavery

 

We know there’s something better, we know there’s something more

We keep searching for however we still can’t find the hope

If someone’s gonna show us the way to Paradise

Then they gotta break these walls that keep us locked inside

 

Freedom, freedom

Break these shackles from my hands

Make these ropes come undone

Freedom, freedom

Take these chains from my feet

And let me run

Freedom, freedom

Bring me out of this death

And let me rise

Freedom, yeah freedom

No more modern day slavery

Just let me find life

 

Now he stands on a cliff and looks out at the world with a look in his eyes that scares me

What’s he gonna do will he fall or will he fly under the weight of this cross that he carries

If it were me with that choice to make I think I’d just take a step and I’d pray

For some higher power whatever it may be to just lift me up and take me away

 

Freedom, freedom

Break these shackles from my hands

Make these ropes come undone

Freedom, freedom

Take these chains from my feet

And let me run

Freedom, freedom

Bring me out of this death

And let me rise

Freedom, yeah freedom

No more modern day slavery

Just let me find life

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