Put Your Freedom Where Your Mouth Is                  

by John Flynn


Thereís a young man in a prison somewhere far across the sea
And his bodyís being broken in the name of you and me
Heís been charged with no offenses and convicted of no crime
Heís protected by no law there and heís running out of time

Put your freedom where your mouth is
In a land of liberty
You can't say nothing about this
For no tortured man is free

Thereís a woman being beaten by the police in a place
where she wears her subjugation like a veil across her face
Itís the monster weíve created so we donít even protest
Because its oil is like black milk and we suckle at its breast

Put your freedom where your mouth is
In a land of liberty
You can't say nothing about this
For no beaten womanís free

Now a childís bellyís empty and heís crying from the pain
And his mother soon will leave him to the virus in her veins
And his future ain't much brighter than the color of his skin
If youíve never heard him weeping, then itís time that you begin to

Put your freedom where your mouth is
In a land of liberty
You can't say nothing about this
For no hungry child is free

Thereís a student and heís gathering up his text  books in the dirt
Cause they didnít like the slogan he had printed on his shirt
And they said he got off easy and they said next time he wonít
But heíll keep wearing that t-shirt because they win if you donít

Put your freedom where your mouth is
He believes in liberty
Heís for freedom and heíll shout this
For no silenced man is free

© 2005 Flying Stone Music

 

 

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