Free to Be You and Me

Jul 4, 2013

"Free to Be...You and Me" is the soundtrack to this beautiful compilation of one woman's joyful childhood memories. The song dates back to 1972 when actress Marlo Thomas teamed up with celebrity friends, from Michael Jackson to Diana Ross, to create an album of songs and stories for children. The premise behind the project was to challenge gender stereotypes, and send children the message that no matter if they were a boy or a girl, they could do anything. All proceeds for the album - and a later developed television show - went to the Ms. Foundation for Women, a Gloria Steinem and Marlo Thomas-initiated nonprofit that champions women's rights.
The sweet and optimistic tune will put a smile on your face.
Here are the happy words if you’d like to sing along:  

There's a land that I see where the children are free
And I say it ain't far to this land from where we are
Take my hand, come with me, where the children are free
Come with me, take my hand, and we'll live

In a land where the river runs free
In a land through the green country
In a land to a shining sea
And you and me are free to be you and me

I see a land bright and clear, and the time's comin' near
When we'll live in this land, you and me, hand in hand
Take my hand, come along, lend your voice to my song
Come along, take my hand, sing a song

For a land where the river runs free
For a land through the green country
For a land to a shining sea
For a land where the horses run free
And you and me are free to be you and me

Every boy in this land grows to be his own man
In this land, every girl grows to be her own woman
Take my hand, come with me where the children are free
Come with me, take my hand, and we'll run

To a land where the river runs free
To a land through the green country
To a land to a shining sea
To a land where the horses run free
To a land where the children are free
And you and me are free to be
And you and me are free to be
And you and me are free to be you and me

-Bruce Hart

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