‘Why Freedom Had to Die’: A Song by Jack DesBois The Society October 6, 2021 Covid-19, Humor, Music, Poetry, Song Lyrics, Video 3 Comments . inspired by a T-shirt at a Boston freedom rally You may be wondering why Freedom had to die. You may be wondering why Freedom had to die. If you were wondering why Freedom had to die, Here’s why: The protected Need to be protected From the unprotected By forcing the unprotected To get the protection That didn’t protect The protected. One more time: The protected Need to be protected From the unprotected By forcing the unprotected To get the protection That didn’t protect The protected. So if you’re wondering why Freedom had to die, If you were wondering why Freedom had to die, If you were wondering why Freedom had to die, That’s why. . . Jack DesBois is a singer, actor, and storyteller. He gives annual Epiphany season performances of “The Western Star,” which he wrote in 2016. He self-published a chapbook of short poems in 2018. As a singer, Jack has had the good fortune to solo in several of the great works of Baroque Oratorio, including Handel’s Messiah (Bass) and Esther (Haman) and J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion (Jesus). Jack lives in Topsfield, Massachusetts. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 3 Responses Joe Tessitore October 7, 2021 Your song is deadly serious and deadly accurate, and I nonetheless found myself laughing. Well done! Reply Yael October 8, 2021 Way to go, good song. The obvious just cannot be stated too often, at least until the herd starts to get the drift. I also like how this comedian explains this same topic: Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant October 16, 2021 This marvelous song highlights the nonsensical approach of those who have absolutely no clue when it comes to meaningless “medical” mantra. I hope this wonderful music with an important message gets through to those who have been led up the government’s garden path to lunacy. Thank you! Reply Leave a Reply to Joe Tessitore Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.