Freedom of Expression
©2007 Garrett Clevenger
D Bm Flashback to the future, to a time long ago,
Em A when I was a baby needin' my mama to hold.
D Bm Now I'm your daddy holdin' you tight, seein' in your eyes
Em A my reflection and desire to insure you'll have a life
D Bm of freedom of expression. I just hope you won't yell at me.
Em A But if I'm doin' somethin' wrong, you'll be the first to see
D Bm my hypocrisy and my anger and my will to set you strait,
Em A although sometimes that's pure ego and even based on hate.
Bm A Em Oh, let freedom reign
Bm A Em when it's fightin' for what's sane
Bm A G 'cause if hope isn't there, the dream will surely die
Em Bm D and all he blood spilt is in vein. Was it worth the try?
D Bm There are people who frustrate and I'm scared to speak my mind,
Em A but then the feeling, it just hits me, then I'll spend all my time.
D Bm No one pays for my opinion and I may even pay a price,
Em A but there are others who are helpless and those who gave their life.
D Bm Speaking truth to power and standin' up for what's right.
Em A The Constitution and Declaration of Independence are worth the fight.
D Bm When you grow into and adult, I'm sure you'll see some things
Em A that are disturbing and unjust and make you want to sing: