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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.

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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. 


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3 Responses

  1. Joe Tessitore

    Your song is deadly serious and deadly accurate, and I nonetheless found myself laughing.
    Well done!

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  2. Yael

    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:

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  3. Susan Jarvis Bryant

    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!

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