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A song about a brave girl giving her life to earn money to help save her mom from death.

Jibes (Neal Gilbertson) helped me with the drums, bass and mix.
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Freedom For Mama
© Stan Loh March 10, 2011 Song about a dancer and prostitute who does it to save her mom.

Verse 1
She’s only sixteen,
She’s tall, cool and lean,
Her freckles etched a charming face,
Her body keeping pace,
Lip stick and rouge divine,
Rhinestones and intertwines,
She waits for the after dark in moonlit supper time.

Chorus
After the ball, she peels off her pride,
The men will follow wherever she slides,
Fireman’s pole, tracking shifty eyes,
Luring for dollars, their silver required.

Verse 2
When she wakes she’ll count them,
And she’ll never condemn,
The sources of her revenue,
It hurts what she has to do,
She pays the oncologist,
Who prescribed a variable list,
Freedom for mama, she’s wasting in bed.

Bridge
Freedom, freedom, freedom, freedom for mama,
Oh Freedom, freedom, freedom, freedom for mama…
Oh Lord don’t take her, don’t take her away,
…She prays long everyday.
Instrumental

Verse 3
Mama doesn’t know,
She’ll part with April snow,
Her daughter dances secretly,
While doctors disagree,
The paid up pharmacist,
Concocted healing list,
Freedom for mama as she slides into bed.
(Repeat Chorus)
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Uploaded: Mar 13, 2011 - 06:05:00 PM
Last Updated: Mar 13, 2011 - 06:05:00 PM Last Played: Mar 19, 2017 - 06:12:21 PM
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neilh79 said 2415 days ago (March 13th, 2011)
Freedom for Mama
Really cool tune here, the progressions are lovely and flow effortlessly. Nice steady vocal aswell, enjoyed
Lagusaya2 said 2414 days ago (March 14th, 2011)
Hi Neil
Thanks so very much. Your remarks have encouraged me a lot. I'm an old man, so singing and playing instruments is indeed a challenge.

Stan
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Char said 2415 days ago (March 13th, 2011)
This is
a really sad song. You hope that people wouldn't be driven to desperate measures but I am sure this sort of scenario plays out all too often. You put a lot of emotion into the vocal. The music was folky, as well as pop and very appropriate. Thanks.
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Lagusaya2 said 2414 days ago (March 14th, 2011)
Hi Charlene
Indeed it's sad...but this is very true...it happens every where round the world. I'm a reader of Chinese history, and in the old days men took several wives/concubines...most of them were married off to pay family debts, and to raise money for sick parents.

Thanks for the encouragement.

Stan
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alackbass said 2415 days ago (March 13th, 2011)
FREEDOM FOR MAMA
Great 60s folk-rock vibe! There's a nice Ray Davies quality in the vocal. Jibes provides the rootsy vibe that are a trademark of his own excellent tracks!
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Lagusaya2 said 2414 days ago (March 14th, 2011)
Thanks Andrew
You can bet I will go and find out who Ray Davies is after this...my knowledge of stars is very limited...but thanks for the lead...and thanks for your kindness. Yes Jibes is a wonderful collaborator! So responsive.

Stan
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tempie said 2414 days ago (March 14th, 2011)
what's next?
this is so honest. and when i say that i don't mean the story, i mean the whole deal, the song, i don't hear a single overbearing influence. this seems like all you, whoever you are. love the chord progression, love your vocal approach and phrasing, love that 'freedom' break - it's epic. i'm interested to see what all you come up with next.
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Lagusaya2 said 2414 days ago (March 14th, 2011)
Hi Craig
I'm new here...just a month old! Wow! Thanks for your wonderful comments...you sure lifted me up this morning! I'm going to listen to your music later in the day when I clear off my electronic desk!

Thanks!

Stan
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dave_b said 2414 days ago (March 14th, 2011)
FREEDOM FOR MAMA
Great storyline, and I like the folksy rootsy vibe.
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Lagusaya2 said 2414 days ago (March 14th, 2011)
Thanks Dave
Thank you so much for the listen and encouragement.

Stan
Check out my latest song called Precious Words
PeterB7858 said 2414 days ago (March 14th, 2011)
Quality lyrics....
Hi Stan. Quality lyrics tell a sad tale. Congratulations. And don't worry, you are doing quite OK for an old guy :-) Keep 'em coming. Take care, Peter.
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Lagusaya2 said 2414 days ago (March 14th, 2011)
Thanks Peter for the reassurance
Then I'll continue to make more noises here! Thanks for the support.

Stan
Check out my latest song called Precious Words
RAVENS said 2413 days ago (March 14th, 2011)
Always Awesome
Your songwriting has always been a fave of mine, but you already knew that. Very touching song, oh so real too I'm sure. Neal did a great job as well, terrific collab guys!

RAVEN ;-)
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Lagusaya2 said 2413 days ago (March 14th, 2011)
Hey Friend
So nice to see you...you're a great singer...love your voice. Thanks so much for your warm words.

Stan
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KCsGROOVE said 2411 days ago (March 17th, 2011)
this is a cool collab
Stan and Neal, I really like what you did here.
A sad story, but well told and performed
Enjoyed!
KC
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Lagusaya2 said 2410 days ago (March 18th, 2011)
Hey Cees
Thanks for the audition and feedback! It's having met people like you and jibes that gave my music a different perspective! Thanks man!

Stan
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magnatone said 2400 days ago (March 27th, 2011)
Freedom for Mama
wow - this is powerful, tragic and searingly real. i hear neal's work in here - you guys make a great team. this is really stellar in all ways!
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Lagusaya2 said 2395 days ago (April 2nd, 2011)
Thank you Karen
Sorry for the delayed response...

Your comment lifts me up. This is especially so knowing that you're such a talented musician. Thanks a ton.

Stan
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Name: Stan Loh
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