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Well, I've been down so Goddamn long
That it looks like up to me
Well, I've been down so very damn long
That it looks like up to me
Yeah, why don't one you people
C'mon and set me free

I said, warden, warden, warden
Won't you break your...

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    enigmatik
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    Jun 11th, 2013 6:15pm report


    He's talking about how he's been down so long, he's been a slave so long that it looks like freedom to him. He's understood this and is asking to be set free. He looks to everyone else to set himself free. When, the chains are really his perception. Yet he still wonders why nobody will set him free.




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