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To Be Free


by Strawbs. Buy album CD: Other Songs THE - Y


The gilt-edged invitation came
And I said "What can this mean?
To attend the coronation
As the first guest of the Queen
And sit upon her right hand
Where the Prince is normally seen?"
The maids of honour stared at me
And registered surprise
To see a man of such good taste
Appear before their eyes
Now bring rather humble
I adopted a disguise
As the Minister of State
For Mass Environment Controls
Who condemn the working classes
For inhabiting the holes
That belong to Queen and Country
But do not permit their souls
To be free like me.
The perspex chandelier
Began to melt and slip away
One million candle-powered
It kept the night at bay
While the power station workers
Were busy making hay
The workers in the fields
Were engaged in self-defence
Which involved the use of barbed wire
As a self-containing fence
But as a means of self-protection
It was needlessly immense
I stopped to ask them for a light
They pointed at the sun
Which raised their hopes of harvesting
A better crop than guns
Can ever mass produce
At the expense of anyone
Who is free like me.

The solitary peasant
In his home above the lake
Raised high on wooden stilts
Has made the singular mistake
Of revolutionary conduct
At the celebration wake
His urban counterpart
Engaged in mundane occupation
Enjoys the chance of laughing
At the Queen's humiliation
At the hands of Ministers of State
For Rehabilitation
Now the power station worker
Though his aim is too disjointed
Finds himself around the corner
While his gun is never pointed
He is ever at the ready
He desires to be annointed
And be free like me.




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Album: Other Songs THE - Y Lyrics
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  1. The Plain
  2. The Promised Land
  3. The Race Is On
  4. The River
  5. The Shepherd's Song
  6. The Soldiers' Tale
  7. The Vision of the Lady of the Lake
  8. The Weary Song
  9. The Winter And The Summer
  10. There Will Come The Day
  11. Thirty Days
  12. Till the Sun Comes Shining Through
  13. Time And Life
  14. To Be Free
  15. Tokyo Rosie
  16. Tomorrow
  17. Tonight's The Night
  18. Too Hip Gotta Go
  19. Too Hip Gotta Go (live)
  20. Town Without Pity
  21. Train Kept A Rollin'
  22. Trying To Get To You
  23. Turn Me Round
  24. Two Of A Kind
  25. Two Separate People
  26. Two Weeks Last Summer
  27. Wasn't That Good
  28. Wasting My Time Thinking Of You
  29. Ways And Means
  30. We Can Make It Together
  31. We'll Meet Again Sometime
  32. When You Were A Child
  33. Where Am I/i'll Show You Where To Sleep
  34. Where Do You (When You Need A Hole To Crawl In)
  35. Where Is This Dream Of Your Youth
  36. Who Knows Where The Time Goes
  37. Why
  38. Why And Wherefore
  39. Wicked Whisky
  40. Wild Saxaphone
  41. Wild Saxophone
  42. Will You Go
  43. Witchwood
  44. Words Of Wisdom
  45. You And I (When We Were Young)
  46. You Can't Hurry Love
  47. You Keep Going Your Way
  48. You Never Needed Water
  49. Young Again
  50. Your True Love

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