The Freedom to be Me

The Freedom to be Me

This song was written for a class of Dutch children in their last year of primary school, just before the American elections of 2016. I’d handed them a small list of questions about how they were feeling at that particular stage in their lives, thinking I’d write the song based on the answers and give them the English vocabulary for that, which exactly how it worked out. I was seriously impressed by these kids. They were fully aware of what was going on around them and they knew that contemporary world and local politics, international war, the environment as well as their local lives, were all part of whatever the future brought them. Leaving primary school can be an intense time. Doing it with all those heavy and fragile issues waiting for a person surely doesn’t help. But…we have a song for that now! 😉