From the recording Before The Separation

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You Don't Have To Live This Way

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Freebo: lead and harmony vocals, acoustic guitar, fretless bass
Tom Prasad-Rao: sitar, electric sitar, esraj on solo, sruti Mohini (drone)
Jay Bellarose: drums and percussion

Lyrics

YOU DON’T HAVE TO LIVE THIS WAY
Freebo (Bassline Music, BMI)
Robert Tepper (Heavy Breather Music, ASCAP)

VERSE 1:
You come back dead and dirty
From the war outside your home,
And you wonder why your destiny
Has left you all alone.
You dignify your suffering,
But deep inside you know,
You don’t have to live this way.

VERSE 2:
You come off tough and callous,
Like you don’t give a damn,
Like you’ve got some kind of blueprint
For you Castles In The Sand.
But everything you try to build
Keeps slipping through your hand.
You don’t have to live this way.
You don’t have to live this way

BRIDGE:
You don’t have to hang on
To all you’ve been through.
You don’t have to lay down
And die like you do.
If you want to move on,
You can’t hide.
You might have to go way down
And find it inside….
You don’t have to live this way,
You don’t have to live this way.

SOLO:

BRIDGE:
You don’t have to hang on
To all you’ve been through.
You don’t have to lay down
And die like you do.
If you want to move on,
You can’t hide.
You might have to go way down
And find it inside.

VERSE 3:
Now you wake up with a longing,
Feeling like you care,
That maybe, just today, your life’s
A still unanswered prayer.
When you think back to your childhood dreams…
Well child, you’re almost there.
You don’t have to live this way.
You don’t have to live this way.
You don’t have to live this way.
You don’t have to live this way.