Song Lyrics:

Hear me now, my brother
Hear me now, my mother
I need some freedom
Freedom for my people
I want some freedom
Freedom, freedom
For my people
I’d like some freedom
I need some freedom, for my people
Freedom, freedom, freedom
Freedom for my people
I need some freedom

And in the shit-house a shotgun
Praying hands hold me down
Only the hunter was hunted
In this tin can town
Tin can town

No stars in the black night
Looks like the sky fell down
No sun in the daylight
Looks like it, chained to the ground
Chained to the ground

The warden said
The exit is sold
If you want a way out
Silver and…

Broken back to the ceiling
Broken nose to the floor
I scream at the silence, it’s coming
It crawls under the door
There’s a rope around my neck
And there’s a trigger in your gun
Jesus I say something
I am someone, I am someone

I am someone…

Captain and kings
In the ships hold
They came to collect
Silver and gold
Silver and gold

Seen them coming and a going
Seen them captains and the kings
See them navy blue uniforms
See them bright and shiny things
Bright shiny things

The temperature is rising
The fever white hot
Mister, I ain’t got nothing
But it’s more than you got

Chains no longer bind me
Not the shackles at my feet
Outside are the prisoners
Inside the free
Set them free
Set them free

A prize fighter in a corner is told
Hit where it hurts
Silver and gold
Silver and gold
Yep, silver and gold…
This song was written in a hotel room in New York city ‘round
about the time a friend or ours, Little Steven, was puting
together a record of Artists against Apartheid

This is a song written about a man, in a shanty town outside of Johannesburg
A man who’s sick of looking down the barrel of white South Africa
A man who is at the point where he is ready to take up arms against his oppressor
A man who has lost faith in the peacemakers of the West while they argue
And while they fail to support a man like Bishop Tutu
And his request for economic sanctions against South Africa
Am I buggin’ you? I don’t mean to bug ya…
Okay Edge, play the blues…