Tuesday, August 24, 2010

James Kole: Songs for Freedom

I received an email from James Kole whose new album Songs for Freedom is out. I like it! Go to his You Tube channel to watch and listen.

My favorite is The Liberty Tree:



Lyrics:

While they danced around the liberty tree
Their backs were turned, they could not see
The axe and the irons of captivity
While they danced around the liberty tree


They'd been eating the fruit that the tree had grown
From the seeds that forgotten fathers had sown
They'd not tilled new earth, no sweat no toil
Their hands had never touched the soil

While they danced around the liberty tree
Their backs were turned, they could not see
The axe and the irons of captivity
While they danced around the liberty tree


Under the tree's branches they dozed in the shade
In the cool afternoon they laughed and played
They leaned on the trunk to rest their bones
The sacred fire was turning to stone

While they danced around the liberty tree
Their backs were turned, they could not see
The axe and the irons of captivity
While they danced around the liberty tree


And around the tree they lived their lives
Free from struggle and sacrifice
An extravagant party, a royal masquerade
The debt must be repaid

While they danced around the liberty tree
Their backs were turned, they could not see
The axe and the irons of captivity
While they danced around the liberty tree

Posted by The Lonely Conservative

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