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I Was Free - Copyright 2011 Charles Sjolander

I Was Free

Written 1998

Verse 1:
I can no longer comprehend
sleeping in the dirt
cardboard for my home
the lonely streets to roam.

I can no longer comprehend
garbage for my food
hiding from police
doing as I please.

Refrain:
I was free
to go where I choose
nothing to lose
nothing to gain.
I was free
to sit completely still
to sleep and wake at will
to enjoy the sun and rain.

In this land of freedom
in this land of wonder
Some freedom's here are cursed
and mine was the worst
freedom from greed.

In this land of freedom
in this land of wonder
is it any wonder,
I strove to be rich
reached for the top
climbed up the hill
but then couldn't stop,
but then couldn't stop.


verse 2:
I can no longer comprehend
everything I was
is foreign now to me
I simply cannot see.

I can no longer comprehend
clothing ripped and torn
looking like a crime
No one asking for my time.

Refrain.

verse 3:
I can no longer comprehend