Who Sang Freedom? The Housemartins

The Housemartins London 0 Hull 4 cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Rock Funk / Soul Pop
Style: Indie Rock/Pub Rock/Pop Rock/Vocal
length: 3:19
producer: John Williams
lead vocals: Paul Heaton
vocal: Paul Heaton
engineer: Phil Bodger
background vocals: Stan Cullimore, Norman Cook, Hugh Whitaker and Paul Heaton
guitar: Stan Cullimore and Paul Heaton
drums (drum set): Hugh Whitaker
bass guitar: Norman Cook
lyricist: Paul Heaton
composer: Ted Key
Freedom
Housemartins

I used to think you understood
Taught me right and learnt me good
Made things simple for my brain
Told the truth and made it plain

But the implications I mistook
Until I found out whose side you took
And now with paper in my hand
I'm beginning to understand

So this is freedom - {They must be joking}
They must be joking - {If they think its true}
So this is freedom - [I doubt their truth}
So this is freedom - {For me and you}

>From the front page news to the interviews
Its sink the reds and left the blues
They pretend they're differing points of view
But it's only different shades of blue

But the implications I mistook
Until I found out whose side you took
And now with paper in my hand
I'm beginning to understand

So this is freedom - {They must be joking}
They must be joking - {If they think its true}
So this is freedom - [I doubt their truth}
So this is freedom - {For me and you}

So this is freedom - {They must be joking}
They must be joking - {If they think its true}
So this is freedom - [I doubt their truth}
So this is freedom - {For me and you}

F.R.E.E.D.O.M.
They locked us up once
So they'll do it again

C.H.A.I.N.E.D.
They locked up my friends
Now they're coming for me

From: Deise Zandona

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Happy Hour
  • 2 Get Up Off Our Knees
  • 3 Flag Day
  • 4 Anxious
  • 5 Reverends Revenge
  • 6 Sitting on a Fence
  • 7 Sheep
  • 8 Over There
  • 9 Think for a Minute
  • 10 We’re Not Deep
  • 11 Lean on Me
  • 12 Freedom
  • 13 I’ll Be Your Shelter (Just Like a Shelter)
  • 14 People Get Ready
  • 15 The Mighty Ship
  • 16 He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother