Originally Posted by lalkb48
Awesome song to hear live. The first time I heard it live was my first show and a Dave solo. I was amazed. To think that Dave could write these lyrics at (approx) 22 years old is amazing. He had such an incredible talent to phrase words and put a story at such a young age. He was very in touch with what was going on in the world and the themes of his songs varried so much.
Cry Freedom is a beautiful song, poem, and piece of art.
to all of this.
"Hands and feet are all alike
But gold between divide us
Hands and feet are all alike
But fear between divide us,
In this room stood a little child
And in this room this little child she would remain
Until someone might decide
To dance this little child across this hall
Into a cold, dark space
Where she might never trace her way across this crooked mile
Across this crooked page
Cry freedom, cry
From deep inside where we are all confined
Till we wave our hands"
there is more substance in those lyrics than all of ED, SU, and BW combined; something you would expect from a wise old man who has traveled the world and seen things that the average person wouldn't even dream of seeing.