The Truth* Will Make Me Free
Written by Fred Rogers
© 1970, Fred M. Rogers
Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood
Season 2, Episode 2
March 10, 1971
*even when it’s an unfortunate truth about our feelings toward women
What if I were very, very sad
And all I did was smile?
I wonder after a while
What might become of my sadness?
What if I were very, very angry,
And all I did was sit
And never think about it?
What might become of my anger?
Where would they go, and what would they do
If I couldn't let them out?
Maybe I'd fall, maybe get sick
But what if I could know the truth
And say just how I feel?
I think I'd learn a lot that's real
I'm learning to sing a sad song when I'm sad.
I'm learning to say I'm angry when I'm very mad.
I'm learning to shout,
I'm getting it out,
I'm happy, learning
Exactly how I feel inside of me
I'm learning to know the truth
I'm learning to tell the truth
Discovering truth will make me free.