Freedom Song (How Can You Say)

how can you say that you are free
when you’re held down by gravity
you can’t float no you can’t fly
better be careful if you try

how can you say that you are free
when physics, math, and chemistry
control you more than any man
defy them? I don’t think you can

(chorus)
all your talk of freedom, freedom, freedom
it makes no sense to me
when you talk of freedom, freedom, freedom
I don’t know what you mean
all your talk of freedom, freedom, freedom
ain’t reality
all your talk of freedom, freedom, freedom
an illusion to me

how can you say that you are free
entrapped in your biology
gotta eat gotta breathe gotta sleep gotta cry
sooner or later you gotta die

how can you say that you are free
a member of society
must conform to unwrit rules
you never learned in any school

(chorus)

how can you say that you are free
enmeshed in this economy
compelled to work, to buy and sell
or live inside a poor man’s hell

how can you say that you are free
constrained by ideology
can only see what you believe
blindly follow those who lead

(chorus)

yes, freer is better, that’s for sure
But there really is no freedom pure
Just slaveries of different kinds
If you’re not free within your mind

(chorus)

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