Sweet Freedom

“I’m Not Afraid, so take my hand now is the time to free this land, democracy – tyranny whats the difference, nothing but words, you gotta open your mouth to be heard”                             – Steve Schappert

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. – Martin Luther King

“why do you just sit there, don’t you care
all the apathy and bull shit is more than I can bare
I’m here to inspire you create a fire in you
renew passion and desire for you” – Steve Schappert

With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day. And this will be the day — this will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with new meaning: My country ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim’s pride, From every mountainside, let freedom ring!               – Martin Luther King

“They may take our lives, but they will never take our freedom” – William Wallace

so take my hand invite a fan be everything you can
democrats and republicans what’s in a name when it’s all the same

I’m tellin ya right now its up to me and you
we gotta see this through and there’s so much to do

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela

we need energy, we want ecology cant wait for the fix, its just not likely
so help me or bite me I know it’s a pain, but we can’t refrain
today is the day, there is no other way
tell a friend, pass on the story, remember the days of faded glory

“Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.” – Jim Morrison

“All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.”  - Winston Churchill

will you pass it on to your children will you begin
will you take a stand or take command
say yes and start to demand

a better life can be found but not by standin round
i kick and scream but all I get are lies
and broken dreams

“A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.”-  Bob Dylan

“Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.” - Stephen Covey

I need something real it’s how I feel
so I’ll keep on talking, i’m crawling, I’m walking
but God knows I aint balkin

cuz I’ll do what it takes and I’ll make mistakes
go ahead and kick me in the head
cuz I wont break

I’m gonna stick to my guns keep pushin till its done
love or hate me just don’t matter
aint gonna make me any sadder

cuz I’m a man with a mission
and my colors don’t run

~ Steve Schappert

May you all dance in the moonlight, smile with the risin sun and live like you’ve never done