Sami Yusuf Free Lyrics

My Ummah Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 My Ummah Intro
  • 2 My Ummah
  • 3 Hasbi Rabbi
  • 4 Ya Rasulallah
  • 5 Try Not to Cry
  • 6 Muhammad
  • 7 Make a Prayer
  • 8 Eid Song
  • 9 Free
  • 10 Dua
  • 11 Mother
  • 12 Muhammad, Part 2
  • 13 We Will Never Submit
  • Free

    What goes through your mind?
    As you sit there looking at me
    Well I can tell from your looks
    That you think I’m so oppressed
    But I don’t need for you to liberate me

    My head is not bare
    And you can’t see my covered hair
    So you sit there and you stare
    And you judge me with your glare
    You’re sure I’m in despair
    But are you not aware
    Under this scarf that I wear
    I have feelings, and I do care

    So don’t you see?
    That I’m truly free
    This piece of scarf on me
    I wear so proudly
    To preserve my dignity

    My modesty
    My integrity
    So don’t judge me
    Open your eyes and see
    “Why can’t you just accept me?” she says
    “Why can’t I just be me?” she says
    Time and time again
    You speak of democracy
    Yet you rob me of my liberty
    And all I want is equality
    Why can’t you just let me be free?

    For you I sing this song
    My sister, may you always be strong
    From you I’ve learnt so much
    How you suffer so much
    Yet you forgive those who laugh at you
    You walk with no fear
    Through the insults you hear
    Your wish so sincere
    That they’d understand you
    But before you walk away
    This time you turn and say

    But don’t you see?
    That I’m truly free
    This piece of scarf on me
    I wear so proudly
    To preserve my dignity
    My modesty
    My integrity
    So let me be
    She says with a smile
    I’m the one who’s free

    Written by: Sami Yusuf
    Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing

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