Free As We Wanna Be

 
Somebody said, got it in our heads
that freedom don't come free
but I only pay for freedom
'cause someone charges me
And you wanna fly, wanna cry, wanna die, wanna buy
a way out of this place
but in the land of milk and honey
if you ain't got no money
you'll be gone without a trace

Can't get it by winning fights
ain't guaranteed by no bill of rights
can't get it on the welfare line
can't buy it at the five and dime
'cause freedom ain't nothing but a state of mind
you and me could be
free as we wanna be
you and me could be
free as we wanna be

you ain't dumb and I ain't glum
we know the shape of things
some are born in slavery
others born as kings
And you got a need, gotta feed, gotta plead, got a greed
for what they put on your plate
and every time you holler they give you one more dollar
and you think we're doing great

Can't get it by doing drugs
can't find it swept under rugs
can't pick it up at the lost and found
can't buy it by the inch or pound
'cause freedom ain't nothing but the common ground
you and me could be
free as we wanna be

J. Stacey/Stabro Music BMI, ©1992

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