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

[From the Bradley Manning Support Network website, http://www.bradleymanning.org/activism/graham-nash-and-james-raymond-release-song-video-in-support-of-bradley — We urge all Frontlines readers to check the Bradley manning site regularly for updates in the case, and for the best ways to join the campaign to Free Bradley Manning, at http://www.bradleymanning.org/ — Frontlines ed.]

Rock and roll hall of famer Graham Nash and James Raymond have released a new song and video, “Almost Gone (The Ballad of Bradley Manning)”, in support of accused WikiLeaks whistle-blower Bradley Manning. The video release comes just in time to help raise awareness about Bradley Manning’s upcoming December 17th pretrial hearing – which is also Bradley’s 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.

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, they’re asking me if I’m 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
That’s what they taught me as a child
But I can’t be silent after all I’ve seen and done
24 bright light I’m 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 I’m 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
That’s what they taught me as a man
But I can’t be silent after all I’ve seen and done
24 bright light I’m almost gone, almost gone
(Treat me like a human, Treat me like a man )

Read more on Nash’s blog – grahamnash.com

2 thoughts on “Graham Nash and James Raymond release song and video in support of Bradley Manning

  1. A interesting song written in a country priding and calling itself a democracy in reality is showing the world telling the truth is a crime and lies must be told and upheld at any cost.
    What a joy to see a democracy where helping others is in fact the giving of arrogance and intolerance of others where mindsets differs and at this time and where xmas merriment is suppose to show the true colour and intent of man. The commitment to truth, honour and family.
    With truth always the first casualty of war forgot this is always followed by honour as it rips families apart under colours that matters more .
    Excellent song from a excellent writer who always thinks outside the square.
    Pity people haven’t yet learned to think like the writer has of consequences.
    .

  2. When are people with some influence finally going to take Graham Nash’s perennial lessons in civility and prudence to heart? That’s why he continues to write and sing. Thank you for sharing this.

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