"I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel to Be Free)" as written by and Billy Taylor Dick Dallas....
I wish I knew how
It would feel to be free
I wish that I could break
All the chains holding me
I wish I could say
All the things that I'd should say
Say 'em loud say 'em clear
For the whole round world to hear
I wish I could share
All the love that's in my heart
Remove all the bars
It keeps us apart
I wish you could know
What it means to be me
Then you'd see and agree
That every man should be free

I wish I could give
All I'm longin' to give
I wish I could live
Like I'm longin' to live
I wish I could do
All the things that I can do do
And though I?m way over due
I?d be starting a new

Well I wish I could be
Like a bird in the sky
How sweet it would be
If I found out I could fly
And I?d sore to the sun
And look down at the sea
And I sing cos I know - yea
And I sing cos I know - yea
And I sing cos I know
I?d know how it feels
Oh I?d know how it feels to be free
Yea Yea I?d know how it feels
Yes I?d know
I?d know
How it feels
How it feels
To be free

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    General CommentIs there a more apposite, or poignant song for today, when America has elected it’s first ever black President? As Simon Sharma put it, finally making good on the conviction enshrined in the Declaration of Independence – “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal”

    Written by Billy Taylor, and likely most familiar to British listeners for the instrumental version that served as theme to Barry Norman, and later Jonathan Ross’, ‘Film’ movie review programme.
    SuitBoyon November 05, 2008   Link

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