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CREATE OUR HISTORY
recorded by Bob Andy & Luciano
(7” and CD single on Altafaan)


composed by Keith Anderson © Andisongs/ Boris Silvera/ Anthony Senior
(please note: the writer credit for McClymont on the 7” is an error, and has now been corrected).

Bob says it’s your choice if you want to understand the first line to be
As far as “the I”s can see …


As far as the eyes can see, my people we all are free
Free as we want to be, creating our history
As far as the eyes can see, my people we all are free
Free as we want to be, creating our history

Freedom is a state of mind we all can cultivate
Should we attempt, we just might find
We can destroy all hate

We shouldn’t use our freedom for enslaving another being
Whatever station you are, this light you should be seeing

What kind of mind that has the need to rape and steal and murder
Whoever planted such a seed must not propagate any further

(chorus)

Why should a person want to quarrel, cussing both day and night
A lot of noise from empty barrels, they need to see the light

Freedom should never be a right to do the wrong
And if we really were as free, there wouldn’t be this song

Freedom much like power is usually abused
Those who live in their high towers, the lesser ones accused

Of making daily life so rough, they hold the reins so tight
My God we never had enough
Among ourselves we fight

(chorus)

Anyone allowed to vote, that is a kind of freedom
On a very serious note, exercise your choice with wisdom

“Freedom is a must” I hear some people shout
When we behave so unjust, then freedom is in doubt

Freedom is always on the move, reaching for higher heights
But we must constantly improve in order to win these fights

(chorus)