There are those who think that life
Has 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 perceive
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 have 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've been 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

You can choose a ready guide
In some celestial voice
If you choose not to decide
You still have 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

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

You can choose a ready guide
In some celestial voice
If you choose not to decide
You still have 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


Lyrics submitted by shed27, edited by drewzer15, Rush4Peace

"Freewill" as written by Alex Lifeson Geddy Lee

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    General CommentI'm currently playing with the idea that whatever we believe and a lot of the things that we dream happen. At the very least, whatever we believe controls our perceptions. And, the best choice would seem to be free will - i.e. we choose who and what we want to be, hopefully unfettered by the chains of old fears and the source code of old religions that were designed for places the human race has been in the past but is not now.

    But then, I could be wrong. ;-) Anyway, it's obviously to me (and of course it could mean different things to different people and may mean different htings to me at different points in my life) a song about choosing to be yourself.
    SMUSER26982on January 08, 2005   Link

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