11 Nov 1989

Born Free (song)

My home is here
My friends are near
Nothing I fear
All is dear here
But it is dearer there
Do not ask me where
For that's a place I share
With hills and streams and butterflies
Flowers and clouds and blue skies
That's the dearest
That's the nearest
That's the place I love

I was born free
I will live free
Freedom's the essence of my life
Freedom's the deep depth of my dive
Born free and living free
Preparations for dying free

I'm bound in ropes of custom and duty
Within the chains of manners and beauty
My heart's really there where birds sing free
Where flowers go after the honey bee
Every night and day in dreams I see
This my home, the place for me.