What's the Cost of Freedom

Story Behind The Song

This song was originally written in 1972 while I was in the US Air Force. There was an essay contest (that I believe was titled "What's the Price of Freedom") that summer. I didn't enter it. I wrote this song, instead. This year, I revisited it, dro

Song Description

This is food for thought. There is no answer. You can look at it from several sides, too. But, I really think that at times we are in danger of loosing what we have out of fear of what could happen in the big bad world or out of ignoring our true roles

Song Length 3:14 Genre Pop - Easy Listening
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Troubled Subject Freedom, Frustration
Language English

Lyrics

What's the cost of freedom is my song.
Many times been sung before with shades of right and wrong.
And, with those echoes floating down the halls of hallowed time,
What's the cost of freedom, let it chime.

What's the cost of freedom, is it hate?
Times we let the world go by until it was too later.
And, then to save our sacred name we fight with holy pride.
What's the cost of freedom, is it hate?

What's the cost of freedom, is it war?
Men who fought for freedom's name with plans for life no more.
While people who have never fought will reap the proud reward.
What's the cost of freedom, is it war?

Day-by-day we go our way and we never see the change.
Seldom hearing, seldom caring while the rules get rearranged.

What's the cost of freedom, what's the use?
The living turn to apathy. The dead take the abuse.
Well, mark my words there'll come a time we'll bend our heads and cry,
'Cause the cost of freedom was too high.
Well, mark my words there'll come a time we'll bend our heads and cry,
'Cause the cost of freedom was too high.

Lyrics Ray Pascoe, Jr. Music Ray Pascoe, Jr.
Producer Ray Pascoe, Jr. Performance Ray Pascoe, Jr

Other Songs By Ray Pascoe

Song
Actions
Je Suis l'Amour
Pop - Easy Listening
Plays: 48
Can You Hear Me - Reprise
New Age - Alternative
Plays: 60
Lookin' Back Lord
Folk - Rock
Plays: 72
Sing Me a Sweet Song
Pop - Easy Listening
Plays: 25
To Esther
Pop - Easy Listening
Plays: 35
Alice
Pop - Easy Listening
Plays: 32
Ray's Theme (Butterfly)
New Age - Contemporary
Plays: 33
Can You Hear Me
New Age - Alternative
Plays: 49
There's a Dream (in My Heart)
Pop - Easy Listening
Plays: 31
Theme From the Heart
New Age - Meditative
Plays: 12
View All Songs
Clean Clean

Clean Clean

Artist Name
00:00 / 00:00