Freedom Of Choice
by Devo

Album: Freedom Of Choice (1980)
  • A victim of collision on the open sea
    Nobody ever said that life was free
    Sank, swam, go down with the ship
    But use your freedom of choice

    I'll say it again in the land of the free
    Use your freedom of choice
    Your freedom of choice

    In ancient Rome
    There was a poem
    About a dog
    Who found two bones
    He picked at one
    He licked the other
    He went in circles
    He dropped dead

    Freedom of choice
    Is what you got
    Freedom of choice!

    Then if you got it you don't want it
    Seems to be the rule of thumb
    Don't be tricked by what you see
    You got two ways to go

    I'll say it again in the land of the free
    Use your freedom of choice
    Freedom of choice

    Freedom of choice
    Is what you got
    Freedom of choice

    In ancient Rome
    There was a poem
    About a dog
    Who found two bones
    He picked at one
    He licked the other
    He went in circles
    He dropped dead

    Freedom of choice
    Is what you got
    Freedom from choice
    Is what you want Writer/s: Gerald Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Todd from Ohiopyle, PaI may be wrong on this, but I remember reading that this was the first skateboarding video.
  • Ian from New York, NyA Perfect Circle also covered this, sadly the didn't do very well.
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