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Freedom

(Alice Cooper, Kane Roberts)

We the people of the United States
In order to form a more perfect union

Stop pretending that you've never been bad
You're never wrong and you've never been dirty
You're such a saint, that ain't the way we see you
Ah, You want to rule us with an iron hand
You change the lyrics and become Big Brother
This ain't Russia, you ain't my Dad or Mother
(They never knew anyway)
'Cause I never walk away from what I know is right
But I'm gonna turn my back on you

Freedom, we're gonna ring the bell
Freedom to rock, freedom to talk
Freedom, raise your fist and yell
Freedom to rock, freedom to talk
Freedom - ring

Aaaah
You're playing God from your ivory tower
Back off preacher, I don't care if it's Sunday
I ain't no angel, but I've never felt better
We're a make-up metal generation
We're not as stupid as you want to make us
You better leave us, man
'Cause you sure can't take us
Oh... Nobody better tell you how to live your life
Or you gotta do it on your own

Freedom, we're gonna ring the bell
Freedom to rock, freedom to talk
Freedom, raise your fist and yell
Freedom to rock, freedom to talk
Freedom - Yeah...

Oh yeah 'Cause I never walk away from what I know is right
But I'm gonna turn my back on you
Freedom, we're gonna ring the bell
Freedom to rock, freedom to talk
Freedom, raise your fist and yell
Freedom
Freedom, we're gonna ring the bell
Freedom to rock, freedom to talk
Freedom, raise your fist and yell
Freedom
Freedom, we're gonna ring that bell
Freedom to rock, freedom to talk
Freedom, come on, raise your fist and yell
Freedom
Come on, yell
Come on, yell
Freedom to rock, freedom to talk
Freedom
Make a fist
Make a fist
Make a fist
Freedom
And yell.......

Song Information

"What bothers me is that their basic premise is that kids in America are too stupid to know what they're listening to. That's a real condemnation not only of the kids, but their parents as well. Those anti-rock groups want to convince everyone that kids are being manipulated through music, that they're being told to do things that are dangerous and sinful. But those kids are a lot sharper than they're given credit for - they've had to battle against being manipulated all their lives. They've had everything from the media to school trying to get them to think and act a certain way, and it usually hasn't worked. On Freedom, we wanted to have a bit of fun with the whole anti-rock phenomenon. Alice Cooper doesn't preach about things like that, he just makes fun of it." (Hit Parader Annual 1987)