Today, 7 June 2008, is the four-year anniversary of my release from prison.  To celebrate, I’ve uploaded one of my favorite freedom songs for your listening pleasure.  Just click the little triangle thingy in the black box to hear the podcast (or if you received this blog via e-mail, you can click the Media link in your message).


[“Free” (words and music by Prince) from the CD 1999.  Copyright 1982 by Controversy Music (ASCAP).]




JC and Geri outside the Bob Evans restaurant in Bucyrus, 7 June 2004 [photo by JC’s mom]



JC in his mom’s basement, 7 June 2004 [photo by either Geri or JC’s mom]



Lyrics by Prince:

Don’t sleep ’til the sunrise, listen 2 the falling rain
Don’t worry ’bout tomorrow, don’t worry ’bout your pain
Don’t cry unless you’re happy, don’t smile unless you’re blue
Never let that lonely monster take control of u

Be glad that u r free
Free 2 change your mind
Free 2 go most anywhere, anytime
Be glad that u r free
There’s many a man who’s not
Be glad 4 what u had baby, what you’ve got
Be glad 4 what you’ve got

I know my heart is beating, my drummer tells me so
If u take your life 4 granted, your beating heart will go
So don’t sleep until you’re guilty, ‘cuz sinners all r we
There’s others doing far worse than us, so be glad that u r free

Be glad that u r free
Free 2 change your mind
Free 2 go most anywhere, anytime
Be glad that u r free
There’s many a man who’s not
Be glad 4 what u had baby, what you’ve got
Be glad 4 what you’ve got

Soldiers are a marching, they’re writing brand new laws
Will we all fight together 4 the most important cause?
Will we all fight 4 the right 2 be free?
Free (be glad that u r free)
Free 2 change my mind (free 2 change your mind)
Free 2 go most anywhere, anytime (free 2 go most anywhere,anytime)
I’m just glad, i’m just glad i’m free, yeah (be glad that u r free)
There’s many a man who’s not (there’s many a man who’s not)
Glad 4 what i had baby, (be glad 4 what u had and)
Glad 4 what i got, oh yeah (for what you’ve got)….


I copied the lyrics from: http://lyrics.astraweb.com/displayp.cgi?f=prince..1999..free


Here are some favorite Prince works, available through my Amazon music store:


   

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