For Independence Day: None of us are free, if one of us are chained….

a bodhisattva song for indepence day: None of us are free, if one of us are chained.

We can only truly know Independence and autonomy when we appreciate our profound and fundamental interdependence.

None Of Us Are Free
Solomon Burke
One, two, three
Well you better listen my sister’s and brothers,
‘Cause if you do you can hear
There are voices still calling across the years.
And they’re all crying across the ocean,
And they’re cryin across the land,
And they will till we all come to understand.
None of us are free.
None of us are free.
None of us are free, if one of us are chained.
None of us are free.
And there are people still in darkness,
And they just can’t see the light.
If you don’t say it’s wrong then that says it right.
We got try to feel for each other, let our brother’s know that we care.
Got to get the message, send it out loud and clear.
None of us are free.
None of us are free.
None of us are free, if one of us are chained.
None of us are free.
It’s a simple truth we all need, just to hear and to see.
None of us are free, if one of us is chained.
None of us are free.
Now I swear your salvation isn’t too hard too find,
None of us can find it on our own. (On our own)
We’ve got to join together in spirit, heart and mind.
So that every soul who’s suffering will know they’re not alone.
Oh, none of us are free.
None of us are free, yo
None of us are free, if one of us are chained.
None of us are free.
If you just look around you,
Your gonna see what I say.
Cause the world is getting smaller each passing day. (Passing day)
Now it’s time to start making changes,
And it’s time for us all to realize,
That the truth is shining real bright right before our eyes. (Before our eyes)
None of us are free.
None of us are free.
None of us are free, if one of us is chained.
None of us are free.
Oh, none of us are free.
None, none, none of us (None of us are free)
Oh, none one of us
(None of us are free, if one of us is chained) Well, well,
Well, once again
None of us are free
(None of us are free) None of us are free
(None of us are free, if one of us is chained) One of us, none of us, one of us
Lord, have mercy
(None of us are free) Oh, let me save you
(None of us are free, if one of us is chained)
If one of us is chained, none of us are free.
Well, I gotta tell about it
Oh, ma ma ma
(None of us are free) Ma ma Lord
None of us are free, if one of us is chained.
None of us are free.
None of us, none of us, none of us are free.
None of us are free.
None of us are free, if one of us is chained.
None of us are free.
None of us are free.
None of us are free, no
None of us are free, (if one of us is chained), oh, Lord
(None of us are free) oh, Lord
None of us are free.
(None of us are free)
None of us are free, if one of us is chained.
None of us are free.
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: WEIL CYNTHIA / MANN BARRY / RUSSELL BRENDA GORDON
None Of Us Are Free lyrics © Geffen Music, Rutland Road Music, Dyad Music, Dyad Music Ltd., Universal Geffen Music, Universal-mca Music Publishing Div. Of Universal Music Corp., Universal-geffen Again Music, Sony Atv Music Publishing France, UNIVERSAL-MCA MUSIC PUB OBO RUTLAND ROAD MUSIC

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