Love’s Song of Freedom & What You Gonna Do About Me

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Thanks to visionary and poet Mark Farrar for reminding me of this beautiful music.

 

 



Love Theme from Spartacus

 

Can it be? Do you hear?

A new freedom song is ringing

No more dark, no more fear

There’s a new day that it’s bringing

Something simple is the key

Only love will set us free

It’s so far, it’s so near

Almost close, almost here

 



What About Me?

 

What you gonna do about me?

Oh, what you gonna do about me

Oh, what you gonna do about me

You poisoned our sweet water

And you chopped down our green trees.

The food they sell to children

Is the cause of their disease.

My world is slowly meltin’ down

And the air’s not fit to breathe

Those of us who care enough

Are strugglin’ to be free.

Oh, what you gonna do about me

Oh, what you gonna do about me

Oh,  what you gonna do about me

Oh, what you gonna do about me

I work inside your factories

I struggle in your schools

I fill your penitentiaries

And your military too

I feel the whole world tremblin’

As the world is passed around

If you stand up for what you believe in

Then be prepared to get shot down

Oh, what you gonna do about me

Oh, what you gonna do about me

Oh, what you gonna do about me

Oh, what you gonna do about me

I feel just like a stranger

Blamed for things I’ve never done

I’m livin’ like an outlaw

I’m always on the run

Oh, what you gonna do about me

Oh, what you gonna do about me

Oh, what you gonna do about me

Oh, what you gonna do about me

Terry Callier was a Chicago singer and songwriter who, in the 1970s, developed an incantatory style that mingled soul, folk and jazz sounds around his meditative baritone.

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