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Air of Freedom
Songs - Sounds & Lyrics

        A                            D                       E7
Verse        So many years coexisting with his silences,
        A                                      Bm                       E
        Living with the fear her behaviour would offend.
        D                            E7          C#7               F#m
        Trying to keep the kids from triggering explosions,
        Bm                  G                   E   E7
        Slowly losing touch with her friends -
       
                                   D                      E
    Refrain     And it wasn't that he cursed her,
                   C#7               F#m
        No, nothing so dramatic,
              D                        E7                 C#        F#m
        She never was quite sure what she lacked;
                    D                             E
        Til one day the door swung open,
                     F#m                        D
        And she breathed the air of freedom -
               Bm                     E7                       A
        And I'm not sure that she'll be coming back.

Verse        Seventeen long years of living with his drunkenness,
        Trying to pretend he'd be better in a while.
        Keeping all his secrets, protecting all the family,
        Living every day with denial.

    Refrain     And it wasn't that he beat her,
        No, nothing so dramatic,
        She never was quite sure what she lacked;
        Til one day the door swung open,
        And she breathed the air of freedom -
        And I'm not sure that she'll be coming back.

Verse        Seven years of fear in the shadow of his violence
        Knowing in the end that his pattern doesn't change,
        Caught up in the bonds of his manipulation,
        Keeping her controlled by her shame.

    Refrain     And it wasn't that he killed her,
        No, nothing so dramatic,
        She never was quite sure what she lacked;
        Til one day the door swung open,
        And she breathed the air of freedom -
        And I'm not sure that she'll be coming back.

    Sue Boland Copyright 1991