Talking ’bout Freedom
I’ve been looking at the evening news, D
Been looking down at my shoes, A
How people overcompensate, G
Go out and shout about being great. D A
Economy rigged to fail, you get D
Hungry families, kids in jail, you get A
Billionaires in La-la land, you get G
Dragged under like quicksand, D D7
While they’re talking, talking ‘bout freedom (2) G A D
Play with gamblers, play with fire.
You get all the promises you desire.
Pack of wolves scratching at your door,
Got it all, and they just want more.
But just take a look in their eyes.
It’s the Lord of the Flies in disguise.
We’re so busy with toys and things that
We’re going back to being ruled by kings,
While we’re talking, talking ‘bout freedom (2)
Pentagons and Berlin walls, G
Proud thrones, empires fall. Bm A
Cross the line between right and wrong, Em
What you take for granted, soon be gone G A
Dark times and dark regimes G
Never wipe out brighter dreams. Bm A
Just the way it’s always been. G – A – D
Brave will always conquer fear,
Guns and dogs and riot gear.
I see people arm in arm,
Free from want safe from harm.
And they’re talking, talking ‘bout freedom.
©Doug Hendren 2018