I Am Not Free

by @tcelliott

Liner Notes

Lyric started by stealing a couple of lines from Fu Hsuan.

Lyrics

A gentle wind calms the night
The bright moon shines on me
I hear a whisper but no-one answers
As I'm trying to break free

A shadow stirs but no-ones there
The quiet binds me still
And all the riches in the world
Can't bend my iron will

And why can't I see
the way the world spins round and round
Is like a prison to me
Why can't I see
The spirits in the night srround
my mind and steal the key
And I am not free
I am not free

A single thought consumes my soul
But somehow I can't escape
A frozen statue standing here
Near those that I betrayed

And why can't I see
the way the world spins round and round
Is like a prison to me
Why can't I see
The spirits in the night srround
my mind and steal the key
And I am not free
I am not free



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Haunting song, with some really deft guitar work and a sweetly soulful vocal.
Man, in past 5090s and FAWMs I've listened to so many of your songs, and I haven't done that this time around. Glad I heard this one.

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Another dope track! You’re a talented MF dude! Your guitar tone always impresses me.

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I like the way the second line leaps from the first and the real pace change in the chorus! Whatever freedom means to people may be very different but its really important to have it this comes across so well,

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This is so rich in metaphors, and after reading the liner notes I can see the Chinese influence. Great storytelling, too; there's so much to unpick!