Call It Freedom

Words & Music : Dick Gaughan

Glittering shop windows, sparkling commodities
Aladdin's caves of treasures, consumer's paradise
Patrolling the windows with clubs and uniforms
Security guards protect all this wealth

And they call it "Freedom", they call it "Being Free"
They call it "Being Free", they call it "Freedom"

Single woman with three children, living in a suitcase
Scared to go out at night, scared of pushers and muggers
Got no place to cook, lives on fish and chips and cornflakes
The doctor gave her valium, said it would help her nerves

And they call it "Freedom", they call it "Being Free"
They call it "Being Free", they call it "Freedom"

Across there on the other side, behind the "Iron Curtain"
People rise and go to work, they've got no unemployment
They've got nobody dying cause they can't afford to eat
They've got nobody dying cause they can't afford a home
They've got nobody dying cause they can't afford a doctor
They've got nobody dying cause they can't afford to live

But they don't have "Freedom", we're told that isn't being free
We're told that isn't being free, we're told that isn't "Freedom"

So just remember if you're starving, you've got the freedom to starve
And if you're homeless, then you're free to have no home
And if you can't afford a doctor, well, you're free to die of sickness
You're just exercising free choice in the free world and having freedom


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