Love’s Song of Freedom | What You Gonna Do About Me

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Love’s Song of Freedom & What You’re Gonna Do About Me

by Terry Callier

 

 



Love Theme from Spartacus

 

Can it be? Do you hear?
A new freedom song is ringing
No more dark, no more fear
There’s a new day that it’s bringing
Something simple is the key
Only love will set us free
It’s so far, it’s so near
Almost close, almost here

 



What About Me?

 

What you gonna do about me?

Oh, what you gonna do about me

Oh, what you gonna do about me

You poisoned our sweet water

And you chopped down our green trees.

The food they sell to children

Is the cause of their disease.

My world is slowly meltin’ down

And the air’s not fit to breathe

Those of us who care enough

Are strugglin’ to be free.

Oh, what you gonna do about me

Oh, what you gonna do about me

Oh,  what you gonna do about me

Oh, what you gonna do about me

I work inside your factories

I struggle in your schools

I fill your penitentiaries

And your military too

I feel the whole world tremblin’

As the world is passed around

If you stand up for what you believe in

Then be prepared to get shot down

Oh, what you gonna do about me

Oh, what you gonna do about me

Oh, what you gonna do about me

Oh, what you gonna do about me

I feel just like a stranger

Blamed for things I’ve never done

I’m livin’ like an outlaw

I’m always on the run

Oh, what you gonna do about me

Oh, what you gonna do about me

Oh, what you gonna do about me

Oh, what you gonna do about me

 


Terrence Orlando “Terry” Callier (May 24, 1945 – October 27, 2012) was an American soulfolk and jazz guitarist and singer-songwriter.