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Big Tent Freedom (Let's Talk About It) SINGLE

by Tommy Wiggins



What is Big Tent Freedom?
Someone smarter than me said that there are two kinds of freedom. Freedom “to” and Freedom “from”. The first is all about ME and the second is all about US.

We have rights as individuals, but I’m all about the Big Tent - all races, creeds, colors, genders, working together for each other.

If you get yours, and I lose mine, that’s not right. That’s not freedom.

Yes, we have different points of view. So for Freedom to work we need to understand each other. We’ve got to talk to each other. No guns, no violence. Let’s talk about it.

The first sentence in my Boy Scout Citizenship merit badge book © says “Another word for citizenship is membership.” I want to be a good citizen. You want to be a good citizen. Under the Big Tent. Big Tent Freedom.


BIG TENT FREEDOM (Let’s Talk About It) ©2020 Tommy Wiggins

There’s two kinds of freedom ‘far as I can see
The one you’re pushin’ – the other’s for me
Yours got you lookin’ – out for number 1
Mine is a Big Tent under the sun

Well you’re walkin’ like a vigilante, grown man talking with a gun
Shoving your deal right in my face
Makin’ mothers and the children run

In my kind of Big Tent Freedom, everybody welcome ‘round here
No matter what’cha come from, no matter what you look like
I see you in my mirror

Blue steel law and order, never gonna keep no peace
Self-appointed soldier, you ain’t what we need

Well we’re floatin’ in the same blue ocean, rise and fall with the tides
So stand down for a minute, man – loosen up your pride

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT –you’re spoilin’ for a fight
LET’S TALK ABOUT IT – That ain’t never gonna make it right
TALK ABOUT FREEDOM –different points of view
TALK ABOUT FREEDOM – better be careful what we choose

Cuz if you get yours, and I lose mine – That ain’t freedom Son
Raisin’ your fist in a Camo line – Is liberty undone

BIG TENT FREEDOOM – leave your guns at home
BIG TENT FREEDOOM – leave your guns at home



released October 30, 2020
Tommy Wiggins – lead vocal, rhythm guitar
Dreadlock Dave McDougald – bass, vocals
Denny Hemingson – electric and acoustic guitar, Weissenborne
Russ Garner – drums
Billy Livsey – organ
Amanda Broadway – vocals
Alicia Micilli – vocals
Chris Daniels – vocals

Recorded by everyone. Mixed and mastered by Tommy @ Tommy’s Tracks Nashville
Conor Leveillee – tracking engineer
Barry Maloney – directorer
Shout outs to Mikey at the Sanctuary, Amanda Livsey and Ian O’Neill
©2020 Tommy Wiggins


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Tommy Wiggins Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville’s Tommy Wiggins began writing songs by kerosene lamp in a Rocky Mountain cabin. He’s been writing, recording and performing his own funky blend of folky, bluesy, country-funk ever since. Tommy recently bought a camper van and is writing songs along the road. New album in 2022 - "When My Brain Goes On Vacation." When your brain goes on vactation, where do YOU go? ... more

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