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​If I Were Free

This song is by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and appears on the album Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (2013).

Original video
If I were free
I would run into battles with flowers and hugs
And bow at the boots of our well-oiled thugs
Yes, if I were free

If it were me
I would yell out "I love you!" to all I passed
I would disrobe and disco and rip off my mask
Yes, if I were free

I'd be the 'U' that crossed the 'I' to simply 'B'
Minding our reflections at the bottom of the sea

(What did you see?)
I saw that you and I forever have been free
The light became too heavy and I fell into a dream

(What did you dream?)

I dreamed of wind that would sweep
Every castle made of sand
Out across the ancient holy land
Oh, if this were free

If this were free
We'd be free of the terror of the graves
And fear of masquerading as the brave
Oh, if this were free

I woke upon a pig of red, white and blue
The circus got too heavy so we fell into the zoo

(What did you feel?)
I felt the fear that every queer does in his head
First thing to starting over, I made sure I was dead

(What do you dream?)

Swimming with ancients, laughing, tired of getting lost
We took a left, remember, when we leaned upon the cross

(What did you see?)
I saw that you and I forever have been free
The light became too heavy and we fell into a dream

Written by:

Josh Collazo / Alex Ebert Wikipedia16 / Seth Ford-Young / Mark Noseworthy