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Give Us Free was written in Long Beach Washington when Andie and I were on holiday. It is a blanket protest song influenced by books and films about Ireland, Native and African Americans and the plight of the world's rain forests. It shows a little how my mind works. Scary, huh? Unfettered by focus.

GIVE US FREE.

Who is more just the man who must kill
To take back the land that he owns
Or is it he, in the name of God
Must kill for the land that he stole

Beliefs in the hearts and minds of men
Fan the flames of war and won't cease
Until we see we are one family
The lock will remain on the door to world peace

Give us free
Give us free
Freedom to live
Freedom to be
Give us free
Give us free

How can we live in this land they divide
They don't question the right 'cause they're strong
When will they see that too many have died
Though they kill us with might
They're still wrong

Give us free
Give us free
Freedom to live
Freedom to be
Give us free
Give us free

How much is enough, there is never enough
Such is their credo, such is their greed
So they cut and they burn the forest that feeds us
That provides us with all that we need

Give us free
Give us free
Freedom to live
Freedom to be
Give us free
Give us free

Will they wait till the last tree is gone
Till they've poisoned all rivers that run to the sea
Till the last fish has died before they realize
We can't eat money

We are the indigenous to them that must mean
We are something that they should erase
I guess that makes them smarter than God
Because God put us here in this place

Give us free
Give us free
Freedom to live
Freedom to be
Give us free
Give us free

The earth is our mother, our father's the sky
The wind is our spirit, it shows us the way
And until we're done we are part of the one
And we live what we pray

Give us free
Give us free
Freedom to live
Freedom to be
Give us free
Give us free

Words and Music by Greg Murat©1997
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