Chains Made Of Gold

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The arrogance of youth and the bitterness of age meet head-on in a debate over the trappings of Liberal Freedom.

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I met an old man in the bar by the harbour
The bar by the harbour one late summer's eve
The seagulls were wheeling high over the houses
And he spoke in a whisper as chill as the breeze

He said:
"Liberty son, is whisky and women
And whisky and women are bought and they're sold
Slavery boy, is chains made of iron
And freedom's the same
But with chains made of gold"

I told that old man I had gold in my pocket
Gold to buy freedom, I'd walk I'd not crawl
But he laughed and he told me: "You know not of freedom
For freedom you buy, that's no freedom at all"

He said:
"Liberty son, is whisky and women
And whisky and women are bought and they're sold
Slavery boy, is chains made of iron
And freedom's the same
But with chains made of gold"

I left that old man in the bar by the harbour
He stared at the moonlight out over the wall
And I swear that he must have been half mad with whisky
The words that he spoke, they made no sense at all

He said:
"Liberty son, is whisky and women
And whisky and women are bought and they're sold
Slavery boy, is chains made of iron
And freedom's the same
But with chains made of gold"


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Joe Solo

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from Fight The Good Fight Club, released April 4, 2012
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Joe Solo Scarborough, UK

Joe Solo is an award-winning musician, writer, poet, activist, broadcaster and washing machine engineer from Scarborough.

Live he has an ever growing reputation as both a performer and raconteur, being thought-provoking, comical and punch-the-air political often in the same breath.

He is not an artist you forget in a hurry.
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