THE BYRDS - CHIMES OF FREEDOM

THE BYRDS - CHIMES OF FREEDOM
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Farbetweensundown'sfinishandmidnight'sbrokentoll
Weduckedinsidethedoorway,thundercrashing
Asmajesticbellsofbolts,struckshadowsinthesounds
Seemingtobethechimesoffreedomflashing

Flashingforthewarriors,whosestrengthisnottofight
Flashingfortherefugeesontheunarmedroadofflight
Andforeachandeveryunderdogsoldierinthenight
Andwegazeduponthechimesoffreedomflashing

Eventhoughacloud'swhitecurtaininafaroffcornerflashed
Andthehypnoticsplatteredmistwasslowlylifting
Electriclightstillstrucklikearrows,firedbutfortheones
Condemnedtodriftorelsebekeptfromdrifting

Tollingforthesearchingones,ontheirspeechlessseekingtrail
Forthelonesomeheartedlovers,withtoopersonalatale
Andforeachunharmfulgentlesoulmisplacedinsideajail
Andwegazeduponthechimesoffreedomflashing

Starryeyedandlaughing,asIrecallwhenwewerecaught
Trappedbynotrackofhoursfortheyhangedsuspended
Andwelistenedonelasttime,andwewatchedwithonelastlook
Spellboundandswallowedtillthetollingended

Tollingfortheachingoneswhosewoundscannotbenursed
Forthecountlessconfused,accused,misused,strung-outonesandworse
Andforeveryhung-uppersoninthewholewideuniverse
Wegazeduponthechimesoffreedomflashing