What's That I Hear? Lyrics

by Phil Ochs

What's that I hear now ringing in my ears?
I've heard that sound before
What's that I hear now ringing in my ears?
I hear it more and more

It's the sound of freedom calling
Ringing up to the skies
It's the sound of the old ways falling
You can hear it if you try
You can hear it if you try

Oh, what's that I see now shining in my eyes?
I've seen that light before
Hey, what's that I see now shining in my eyes?
I see it more and more

It's the light of freedom calling
Shining up to the skies
It's the light of the old ways a falling
You can see it if you try
You can see it if you try

Hey, what's that I feel now beating in my heart?
I've felt that beat before
Hey, what's that I feel now beating in my heart?
I feel it more and more

It's the rumble of freedom calling
Climbing up to the skies
It's the rumble of the old ways a falling
You can feel it if you try
You can feel it if you try