Freedom River - III (Patrick O'Shea)
- Editor: Patrick O'Shea (submitted 2008-12-01). Score information: Letter, 10 pages, 620 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
Title: Freedom River - III
Composer: Patrick O'Shea
First published: 1999
Description: Composed for the Words to Music project of the La Crosse Chamber Chorale, Paul Rusterholz, director, in 1999. Third movement of three.
Original text and translations
When I was a child
I would play along a creek
I remember wanting to be that creek,
Wanting to run along it
And see where it would end.
Free to go wherever I pleased
Free to make decisions by myself
I could go to the gulf perhaps
Or float down an underground river
Free to just go wherever the wind would take me
My mom called me inside
And I realized, I was not free like a river,
Not yet anyway.