Freedom | David Jassy | TEDxSanQuentin


Translator: Delia Cohen
Reviewer: Denise RQ ♪ Mmm, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪ ♪ This song is dedicated ♪ ♪ To everybody incarcerated now ♪ ♪ Everybody locked up worldwide, yeah ♪ ♪ They got me dressed in a paper suit,
shackled on a gray goose ♪ ♪ Looking out the window,
wishing I could cut these chains loose ♪ ♪ You know what California state do ♪ ♪ Tamper with the evidence
to make the jury hate you ♪ ♪ LA Times articles
paint up a different picture ♪ ♪ Don’t believe the hype,
they type just to convict you ♪ ♪ DA’s coaching their witnesses
to switch the testimony up ♪ ♪ You’re stuck; they’re gonna get you ♪ ♪ Murder was the case that they gave me ♪ ♪ No Johnnie Cochran
or dream team to save me ♪ ♪ Falling to me knees,
asking God for forgiveness ♪ ♪ Tears falling down my face
as I’m studying the scriptures ♪ ♪ Praying for the man
that lost his life in this tragedy ♪ ♪ Praying for my son
growing up without his daddy ♪ ♪ They said that God talks
to us in our dreams ♪ ♪ So when I wake up, I just try
to figure out what it means ♪ ♪ Freedom, I had a dream
I could buy my way to freedom ♪ ♪ I had a dream I could buy
my way to freedom ♪ ♪ I had a dream I could buy
my way to freedom, yeah ♪ ♪ I said freedom, I had a dream
I could buy my way to freedom ♪ ♪ I had a dream I could buy
my way to freedom ♪ ♪ I had a dream I could buy
my way to freedom, yeah ♪ ♪ I had a dream I could buy
my way to freedom ♪ ♪ When I woke, I thought I was in Sweden ♪ ♪ Reality so cold,
it feels like I’m skiing ♪ ♪ Swerving down the slopes,
speeding, steam that’s freezing ♪ ♪ Ice in my nostrils,
ice when I breathe in ♪ ♪ Surreal like Picasso,
sights that I’m seeing ♪ ♪ Art behind bars, but there’s no museum ♪ ♪ Just tattoos
with ink bleeding carpe diem ♪ ♪ There’s no poetic justice; just ice ♪ ♪ I’m praying for all of my people
trapped doing life ♪ ♪ In Solano, Pelican Bay,
Corcoran, and Chino ♪ ♪ Folsom, Quentin – not Tarantino ♪ ♪ No “Pulp Fiction,” no “Finding Nemo” ♪ ♪ Sharks in the tank
with shanks to make deep holes ♪ ♪ It’s not a dream; it’s reality ♪ ♪ But I’m going to keep dreaming
to keep a sane mentality ♪ ♪ Freedom, I had a dream
I could buy my way to freedom ♪ ♪ I had a dream I could buy
my way to freedom ♪ ♪ I had a dream I could buy
my way to freedom, yeah ♪ ♪ I said freedom, I had a dream
I could buy my way to freedom ♪ ♪ I had a dream I could buy
my way to freedom ♪ ♪ I had a dream I could buy my way, yeah ♪ ♪ Buy my way, yeah ♪ ♪ Buy my way, yeah ♪ ♪ Buy my way, yeah ♪ ♪ Mmm, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪ ♪ Mmm, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪ ♪ Yeah, yeah ♪ (Applause) ♪ Somebody say freedom ♪ ♪ Say freedom ♪ ♪ Say freedom ♪ ♪ One more time, say freedom ♪ (Audience) Freedom. ♪ Let me hear you say freedom, yeah ♪ (Audience) Freedom. ♪ Somebody say freedom ♪ (Audience) Freedom. ♪ Let me hear you say freedom, yeah ♪ (Audience) Freedom. ♪ Dream your dreams
with your eyes closed ♪ ♪ But live your dreams
with your eyes open ♪ ♪ Recognize that [it] was chosen ♪ ♪ Life is a gift in itself,
so stay hoping ♪ ♪ Move in meticulous ways
and slow motion ♪ ♪ Seek first the kingdom of God
and give devotion ♪ ♪ If it’s in His will,
you will get your promotion ♪ ♪ Look into the story of Job,
look at Moses ♪ ♪ You may get a blessing
in disguise; look at Joseph ♪ ♪ So, study your dreams
and paint it vividly ♪ ♪ Stay diligently getting it;
utilize your ability ♪ ♪ And keep building
a skill of your own ♪ ♪ Get your craft perfect ♪ ♪ Faith alone is not enough;
man, you gotta work it ♪ ♪ Along with Thanksgiving
prayers and worship ♪ ♪ God willing, your dreams
are gonna surface ♪ ♪ So when you’re down
and feeling worthless ♪ ♪ Remember that your birth
on Earth is for a purpose ♪ ♪ Freedom, I had a dream
I could buy my way to, buy my way to ♪ ♪ I had a dream I could buy
my way to, buy my way to ♪ ♪ I had a dream I could buy
my way to, buy my way to ♪ ♪ Let me hear you say freedom ♪ ♪ I had a dream I could buy
my way to, buy my way to ♪ ♪ I had a dream I could buy my way ♪ ♪ I had a dream I could buy
my way to freedom ♪ ♪ Let me hear you say freedom ♪ (Audience) Freedom. ♪ Let me hear you say freedom, yeah ♪ (Audience) Freedom. ♪ San Quentin, say freedom ♪ (Audience) Freedom. ♪ Anybody say freedom, yeah ♪ (Audience) Freedom. (Applause) (Cheers) (Applause)

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