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BILLY BRAGG lyrics : "O freedom"

The policemen broke my door down
Dragged me from my bed
I asked them what was happening

They just ignored the words I said

They waved their guns in my face

Kept screaming out my name
Something terrible had happened
And somehow I was to blame


O freedom, what liberties are taken in thy name
In thy name

O freedom, what liberties are taken
What liberties are taken
What liberties are taken in thy name


My accusers formed a jury
The judge and the defense

The charges were made known to me
But not the evidence


There was no guilty verdict
Yet, still I was detained
Their methods are less constrained


O freedom, what liberties are taken in thy name
In thy name

O freedom, what liberties are taken
What liberties are taken
What liberties are taken in thy name


In our determination
To defend democracy

We must not destroy the safeguards
That underpin our liberty


For who will pay the price if
Injustice such as this
Turns our protectors to oppressors

And angry men to terrorists?

O freedom, what liberties are taken in thy name

In thy name
O freedom, what liberties are taken
What liberties are taken

What liberties are taken in thy name

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