Sweet Freedom

I see you there before me
In a cloud of half-formed dreams
My mind reels with your colors
And your image haunts my sleep
Is your beauty only a masquerade?
Are you really all that you seem?

Sweet Freedom
Can you wait a little longer for me?
I'm afraid

Sweet Freedom
If you'll have a little patience, I'll be
On my way

I've never been out on my own
I've never had to sleep alone
It frightens me
Sweet Freedom wait for me

I feel your eyes upon me
But I can't quite meet your glance
I hear your music playing
But my timid feet just won't dance
Yet I know of the treasures you hold for me
Must I leave it all up to chance?

Sweet Freedom
Can you wait a little longer for me?
I'm afraid

Sweet Freedom
If you'll have a little patience, I will
Find my way

I've never had to play the game
All by myself, it's not the same
It frightens me
Sweet Freedom, wait for me

Your pull grows ever stronger
And my soul lives for your song
But still I stand hesitation bound
Waiting for the strength to move on
I seem tied to my world of security
I need only to sever the bond

Oh, Sweet Freedom
When I no longer must look back
To find the courage that I lack
Then I'll be on my way

Sweet Freedom
When with great clarity I see
That my worst enemy is me
Then I'll be on my way

And I'll weep tears of joy when the day has come
When I can bask in the light of Sweet Freedom

1982 Melodee and James Ramey