From the recording My Freedom Has Value
Song: My Freedom Has Value
Artist: Dario Boente.
Music composed by: Dario Boente (Dario Boente Music/ASCAP)
Lyrics by: Fabiana Masili (Mais Music/SESAC)
Dario Boente: Piano all keyboards, vocals
Fabiana Masili: Vocals
Ed Cherry: Guitar
Luisitio Quintero: Percussion
Mix and Master: Daniel Kapler
Produced by Dario Boente and James X Right.
Executive Producer: James X Right.
I don't have to tell you things are bad, Everybody knows things are bad.
It's a pandemic!
Everybody's out of work, scared of losing their job.
Market makes no sense
food is running out
and climate change is out control
breathing through our masks, touching through our gloves,
and there's nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there's no end to it!
We know the air is unfit to breathe, our time is not at ease.
We sit watching our TVs while some local newscaster tells us that today we had 500 Covid deaths, and 1000 infections as if that's the way it's supposed to be!
We know things are bad - worse than bad. They're crazy!
So we don’t go out anymore.
We sit in the house, and slowly the world we are living in is getting smaller, and all we say is:
Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my F.I.T. Facebook , Instagram, Twitter and my unemployment check and I won't say anything, just leave us alone.
Well, I'm not good at leaving you alone. I want you to get MAD!
I want you to protest, I don't want you to riot, I don't want you to write to your congressman, because I wouldn't know what to tell you to write.
I don't know what to do about the virus, depression, recession, racism, China, or how to keep us safe.
All I know is that first, you've got to get mad! You gotta say:
'I'm a human being, ah dammit! My freedom has value!'