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Free Iran (music): Rumi poem / Find the Cost of Freedom Crosby Stills Nash & Young

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  1. Free Iran

    From Iranfree1388: A tribute to the people of Iran, yearning for freedom. The poem is Rumi's "Song of the Reed." The instruments are tar and setar. Credits to Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young for their inspirational song "Find the Cost of Freedom", and to AP, for their moving photos. The performers must remain anonymous to help keep their families safe from tyrants.

  2. Here is a version from Crosby Stills Nash & Young live. Lyrics below. Now they actually start out with a whole other set of lyrics and I haven't been able to find those. Might have to transcribe them. We'll see.

    Oh, I should warn you, there's a long loooong warm up before the song starts. That was common from that generation. I knew people who only knew how to warm up; they never actually got around to playing any songs! D-oh!

    As for the Persian poem. That should be fairly easy for a Persian speaker to google and post. Can someone do that for us? Any way we could then get a translation? Please? Thanks.



    Find the cost of freedom
    Buried in the ground
    Mother Earth will swallow you
    Lay your body down
  3. from the song Daylight by Stills

    daylight again
    following me to bed
    I think about a hundred years ago
    how my fathers bled

    I think I see a valley
    covered with bones in blue
    all the brave soldiers that cannot get older
    been askin' after you

    can you hear the past a callin'
    from Armegeddon's side
    when everyone's talkin' and noone is listenin'
    how can we decide?

    do we find the cost of freedom
    buried in the ground
    Mother Earth will swallow you
    lay your body down

    find the cost of freedom
    buried in the ground
    Mother Earth will swallow you
    lay your body down

    And the second song is Ohio (about the gunning down of four students at Ohio State University)

    Tin soldiers and Nixon comes.
    We're finally on our own.
    This summer I hear the drums.
    Four dead in Ohio.

    Gotta get down to it.
    Soldiers are gunning us down.
    Should have been gone long ago.
    What if you knew her and
    Found her dead on the ground?
    How can you run when you know?

    Na na, na, na na na na na...

    Gotta get down to it.
    Soldiers are cutting us down.
    Should have been gone long ago.
    What if you knew her and
    Found her dead on the ground?
    How can you run when you know?

    Tin soldiers and Nixon comin'.
    We're finally on our own.
    This summer I hear the drummin'.
    Four dead in Ohio...

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