Tracy Chapman - Freedom Now Lyrics

Tracy Chapman Crossroads cover art
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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
CD 1
  • 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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Tracy L Chapman
    album: Track 3 in album Crossroads
    release date: 1989-9-1
    popularity : 135 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Funk / Soul Pop
    styles: Folk Rock/Jazz-Rock
    length: 4:06
    producer: David Kershenbaum and Tracy Chapman
    drums: Denny Fongheiser
    double bass: Tim Landers
    mixer: Kevin Smith
    engineer: Kevin Smith
    bass: Larry Klein
    background vocals: Peggi Blu, Carol Dennis, Elisecia Wright, Roz Seay and Sheila Minard
    banjo: Jack Holder
    electric guitar & acoustic guitar: Tracy Chapman
    congas: Bobbye Hall
    background vocals & lead vocals: Tracy Chapman
    tambourine: Paulinho da Costa
    assistant mixer: Marty Lester
    assistant engineer: Marty Lester
    composer: Tracy Chapman
    Album Information
    label: Elektra
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 075596088824
    script: Latin