I wish I knew how it would feel to be free
I wish I could break all the chains holding me
I wish I could say all the things that I should say
say 'em loud, say 'em clear for the whole round world to hear.
I wish I could share all the love that's in my heart, remove all the bars that keep us apart
I wish you could know what it means to be me
Then you'd see and agree that every man should be free.
I wish I could give all I'm longing to give
I wish I could live like I'm longing to live
I wish that I could do all the things that I can do though I'm way overdue I'd be starting anew.
I wish I knew how it would feel to be free - Nina Simone
Vienna, 27. October 2012