We can use Present Simple Tense to talk about how we feel, what we believe in, and what we think about how we live in the 21st century.
We use Present Continuous Tense to explain or describe what is happening now or at this time in our lives.
The song Freedom (Fight For It) by rock singer Joy Villa, and rapper Flint Bedrock, is about what they think about free speech, freedom of religion and freedom of political beliefs.
According to Joy Villa “Freedom is worth fighting for. No matter the cost, if we aren’t all free, none are free.”
Joy Villa was recently interviewed by Rita Panahi on Sky News Australia. Rita agreed that “Critical thinking is essential; don’t form an opinion based on herd mentality. Think for yourself.”
Click here for the Youtube video of the song. I have included the lyrics below with grammar corrections in brackets. Songwriters are not expected to be grammarians, but as this is an English website, I feel that I must provide corrections. Nonetheless, the lyrics convey very clear meanings. What do you think?
∗ By the way, I could not find the lyrics to this song on any of the usual platforms I check for song lyrics. I wonder why? I eventually found them on Joy Villa’s site.
|Present Simple Tense: Pink
Present Continuous Tense: Bright Blue
Song: Freedom (Fight For It)
By Joy Villa and Flint Bedrock
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