March 31, 2021 Courtney Napier

“Free Your Mind”

“Free your mind / And let your thoughts expand…” is the refrain of Jazzmeia Horn’s exquisite song, “Free Your Mind”. The jazz singer encourages the listener to choose an alternative story and imagine a new way of belonging together. As we celebrate the eve of Jazz Appreciation Month, we at Common Good Collective are meditating on these words to guide us into this new season.

Free Your Mind
by Jazzmeia Horn

Free your mind
And let your thoughts expand
Take your time
Only on your command
Free your mind
And let your thoughts expand
Just unwind
Look to the promised land

Don’t hold on to hatred
That can be a heavy load
You can be free
Lift it, take it where you want to go

The pursuit of happiness is inside of you
Listen to your soul, be who you desire to

Free your mind
Just let your thoughts expand
Freedom to love
Inside Child, Woman and Man
Free your mind
Just let your thoughts expand
Take your time
You will find
Love is kind
And alive
When you free your mind

Go on and free your mind
And let your thoughts expand
Take your time
Only on your command
Free your mind
Let your thoughts expand
Just unwind
Look to the promised land

Don’t hold on to hatred
That could be a heavy load
You can be free and live to take you where you want to go
The pursuit of happiness is inside of you
Listen to your soul
Be who you desire to

Free your mind
Let your thoughts expand
Freedom to love
Inside the child, woman and man
Free your mind
Just let your thoughts expand


Take your time
You will find love is kind and sublime
Take your time
You will find love is kind and sublime
Take your time
You will find love is kind and sublime
When you free your mind
When you free your mind
And you take your time
Baby just unwind
Come on

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