Who Sang Freewill? Rush

RusH Permanent Waves cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Peermusic Publishing
writers: Whee Sung Choi, Yang Woo Kim, Jun Kyoung Lee, Seok Won Jung
release date: 1980-1-1
genres: Rock
styles: Stoner Rock/Prog Rock/Classic Rock
length: 5:25
producer: Rush and Terry Brown
vocal: Geddy Lee
mixer: Terry Brown
recording engineer: Paul Northfield
composer: Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson
lyricist: Neil Peart
There are those who think that life is nothing left to chance,
A host of holy horrors to direct our aimless dance.

A planet of playthings,
We dance on the strings
Of powers we cannot conceive.
"The stars aren't aligned
Or the gods are malign"-
Blame is better to give than receive.

You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice.
If you choose not to decide, you still haven't made a choice.
You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill;
I will choose a path that's clear-
I will choose Free Will.

There are those who think that they were dealt a losing hand,
The cards were stacked against them- they weren't born in lotus-land.

All preordained-
A prisoner in chains-
A victim of venomous fate.
Kicked in the face,
You can't pray for a place
In heaven's unearthly estate.

Each of us-
A cell of awareness-
Imperfect and incomplete.
Genetic blends
With uncertain ends
On a fortune hunt that's far too fleet.

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Spirit of Radio
  • 2 Freewill
  • 3 Jacob’s Ladder
  • 4 Entre Nous
  • 5 Different Strings
  • 6 Natural Science