MY DREAM OF FREEDOM

Patty and Cinque sing a captor-and-captive duet of their mutual-yet-contradictory ambitions for liberation

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It is nearer now not far but soon                       

Trapped captive caged marooned

One step closer to my dream come true

In a nightmare come unglued

‘cross the kingdom we’ll all be free

Who will come, come to rescue me

The key confined in this cocoon

From this early grave this indecent tomb      

To throw off the chains that hold us back

Why me, why me, stripped beaten bound

 

I burn with my dream of…                             

I burn with my dream of…

 

                        …freedom

 

Future towns will revolve ‘round statues of me

Brave messiah who unleashed liberty

My destiny extolled

Tyrants vanquished, pigs unthroned

With just one prisoner one well-heeled arrest

I’ll unshackle millions of the dispossessed

Then history will assemble shrines of

Stone and chrome

Stone and chrome

 

Reason and mercy have been overtaken

Is this happening, am I forsaken

Swept away yet still somehow

Still breathing somehow

Falling from the edge of life itself

Begging heaven begging hell
if death be better than this cruelty

Take me now

Take me now

           

I burn with my dream of…                             

I burn with my dream of…

 

I burn with my dream of freedom

 

Lift your chin child

Victory hangs on the horizon

Like a daybreak long coming

The return of all that’s unspoiled

Shining and bright

Nowhere can our oppressors hide

While we storm their mansions

With our boots and with our fists

This new day is ours

This new day is ours

This new day is ours

To be free

 

Go fight for your banners

Unfurled and flapping

Your cold-blooded cause

Means nothing to me

Go bury your guns and knives

Under the fields where poppies grow

And young lovers stroll

I need nothing of yours

I need nothing of yours

I need nothing of yours

To be free                                                      

                                           

To prove I’m more than I’ve become

I pledge this battle must be won

It’s everything worth fighting for

It will take my all then something more

With nothing less than victory full profound

My enemies must all be drowned

I must persist prevail outlast survive

 

I will never give up

I will never give up

           

I will never

I will never

I will never give up

Never give up

Never give up

Never give up my dream of freedom

 

 

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