Broken chains lay at foot
Once held my limbs to stay put
Bars bent within my mind
Free of all the ties that bind
Free of all that’s right and wrong
Free to be both weak and strong
Yes I decide I shall be free
Of shackles once imposed on me.
Of webs which held me to devour
I am free by my own power
Not bound by man or mental chain
Or those of claims to be humane
Nor hand nor foot to stand beneath
No lord to grin and grit my teeth
No whip to crack upon my skin
Free of all the lies and spin.
Free to see my own self worth
A sovereign being of the earth
Free to see with opened eyes
Invisible ropes which have been tied
Free to seek out our own truth
Free to teach it to our youth
So one day they may too be free
And live in peace and harmony.