Graham Nash and James Raymond release song & video in support of Bradley Manning

by BradleyManning.org, December 17, 2011

Rock and roll hall of famer Graham Nash and James Raymond have released a new song and video, ďAlmost Gone (The Ballad of Bradley Manning)Ē, in support of accused WikiLeaks whistle-blower Bradley Manning. The video release comes just in time to help raise awareness about Bradley Manningís upcoming December 17th pretrial hearing Ė which is also Bradleyís birthday. The Bradley Manning Support Network is calling for that day to be an international day of solidarity in his honor, and to date over 40 events have been announced. Stand up for Bradley Manning and enjoy the music, which Nash and Raymond have given us permission to share here.

Written and performed by Graham Nash and James Raymond, video by Andrew Thomas.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAYG7yJpBbQ&feature=player_embedded ]

Almost Gone (The Ballad Of Bradley Manning )
Written by Graham Nash and James Raymond

Locked up in a white room, underneath a glaring light
Every 5 minutes, theyíre asking me if Iím alright
Locked up in a white room naked as the day I was born
24 bright light, 24 all alone

What I did was show some truth to the working man
What I did was blow the whistle and the games began

Tell the truth and it will set you free
Thatís what they taught me as a child
But I canít be silent after all Iíve seen and done
24 bright light Iím almost gone, almost gone

Locked up in a white room, dying to communicate
Trying to hang in there underneath a crushing wait
Locked up in a white room Iím always facing time
24 bright light, 24 down the line

What I did was show some truth to the working man
What I did was blow the whistle and the games began

But I did my duty to my country first
Thatís what they taught me as a man
But I canít be silent after all Iíve seen and done
24 bright light Iím almost gone, almost gone
(Treat me like a human, Treat me like a man )

Read more on Nashís blog Ė grahamnash.com

http://www.bradleymanning.org/activism/graham-nash-and-james-raymond-release-song-video-in-support-of-bradley

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