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Freedom poll

Poll #170261 Freedom


just another word for nothing left to lose.
just some people talking.

Use the comments to justify your answer.


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Aug. 19th, 2003 01:23 pm (UTC)
OK, this poll is just too cynical, even for me (and that might be saying something).

I almost voted for "just some people talking" because talking is the basis for freedom. The ability to express ideas openly is freedom. And the ability to not be forced to say things is freedom, too.

This philosophical moment has been brought to you by the number 3 and the letter Q.
Aug. 19th, 2003 01:27 pm (UTC)
that's all that Bobby left me
Song lyrics.

Aug. 19th, 2003 02:21 pm (UTC)
Everybody have fun tonight
Oh, I know. I don't like the songs, either. Bad philosophy doesn't make good song lyrics. Well, except for everyone Wang Chunging.

Aug. 19th, 2003 01:46 pm (UTC)
Of course it's "just some people talking." How could I have answered any differently? ;)
Aug. 19th, 2003 01:50 pm (UTC)
The Eagles make me ill. I'd have chosen the other option even if I weren't a Joplin-obsessed neohippie in junior high. :)
Aug. 19th, 2003 02:52 pm (UTC)
It's nothing honey if it ain't free.
Aug. 20th, 2003 12:53 am (UTC)
It's neither. I refuse to vote.

The correct answer is: Freedom...you got to give what you take.

Aug. 23rd, 2003 02:53 pm (UTC)
well, clearly the person talking to the desperado is a little bitter and jealous of their independence - so they are bitterly retorting the desperado's mentioning that he likes his freedom.

Bobby and the lady of Janis's song really are enjoying some freedom, singing blues songs on a bus

Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose,
Nothing don't mean nothing honey if it ain't free, now now.
And feeling good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues,
You know feeling good was good enough for me,
Good enough for me and my Bobby McGee.

This was the best question in Live Journal all week.

And next on Masterpiece Song Lyrics - we'll examine the symbolism in "Queen of My Double-Wide Trailer" I would love to be the Charlie Daniels of the torque wrench.
Aug. 23rd, 2003 03:18 pm (UTC)
This was the best question in Live Journal all week.

Thanks. It's a poll question that's been brewing about in my head for some time -- I just never got around to posting it. I was a bit disappointed by the low turnout, though, 'cause I thought it was a fun, fun, fun poll with endless opportunity to opine. Oh, well.

It's funny that you're the second person to reference the first quote as being from a Joplin song. Sure, she made it really popular back in the day, but it's really a Kris Kristofferson song. It's pretty cool that "Bobby" works for male and female singers. Anyway, there's no disputing that Janis really put some soul into the song. But when we're looking at the lyric itself, not the performance, I'm all in favor of "credit where credit is due" and have to send mad props out to Kris.

Also, I think they're in a semi, not a bus: "Bobby thumbed a deisel down..." -- I don't think you thumb busses down. I think it's cooler in a semi, too.

Charlie Daniels of the torque wrench

Absolutely! That's one of the best lyrical turns in a long, long time. Even people who don't appreciate country music appreciate that lyric.
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