Freedom Now Lyrics

Tracy Chapman


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Tracy L Chapman
album: Track 3 in album Crossroads
release date: 1989-9-1
popularity : 13 users have visited this page.
length: 4:06
assistant engineer: Marty Lester
engineer: Kevin Smith
bass: Larry Klein
electric guitar: Tracy Chapman
double bass: Tim Landers
banjo: Jack Holder
acoustic guitar: Tracy Chapman
drums: Denny Fongheiser
congas: Bobbye Hall
tambourine: Paulinho da Costa
assistant mix: Marty Lester
mix: Kevin Smith
producer: Tracy Chapman, David Kershenbaum
background vocals: Peggie Blu, Elisecia Wright, Roz Seay, Sheila Minard, Carol Dennis, Tracy Chapman
lead vocals: Tracy Chapman
composer: Tracy Chapman

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They throwed him in jail
And they kept him there
Hoping so he'd die
That his body and spirit would waste away
And soon after that his mind

But every day is born a fool
One who thinks that he can rule
One who says tomorrow's mine
One who wakes one day to find

The prison doors open the shackles broken
And chaos in the street
Everybody sing we're free free free free
Everybody sing we're free free free free
Everybody sing we're free free free free

They throwed him in jail
And they kept him there
Hoping his memory'd die
That the people forget how he once led
And fought for justice in their lives

But every day is born a man
Who hates what he can't understand
Who thinks the answer is to kill
Who thinks his actions are god's will

And he thinks he's free free free free
Yes he thinks he's free free free free
He thinks he's free free free free

Soon must come the day
When the righteous have their way
Unjustly tried are free
And people live in peace I say
Give the man release
Go on and set your conscience free
Right the wrongs you made
Even a fool can have his day

Let us all be free free free free
Let us all be free free free free
Let us all be free free free free

Free our bodies free our minds
Free our hearts
Freedom for everyone
And freedom now
Freedom now
Freedom now
Freedom now

Let us all be free free free free
Let us all be free free free free
Let us all be free free free free

Track Listing

  • 1 Crossroads
  • 2 Bridges
  • 3 Freedom Now
  • 4 Material World
  • 5 Be Careful of My Heart
  • 6 Subcity
  • 7 Born to Fight
  • 8 A Hundred Years
  • 9 This Time
  • 10 All That You Have Is Your Soul