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 Commentok I have read this thread been going on since 2006 here is my 2 cents worth...

    unless you have founded the Rush Church of the World...or truly think you have to understand the lyrics to this song to consider yourselves true RUSH fans...I will say this I am a guitarist and I love Rush the drumming, the guitar work, the bass melodies... ummm I "CHOOSE" to love the song because it appeals to me, in other words it gets my rocks off does it bother me that maybe I was predestined to like this song? Nah, know good music when I hear it...I bet there is thousands of people in this world that would disagree and you know what? I'm ok with that. That is what makes us different, unique... If I want to grab a pistol and blow my brains out I have that choice it's called freewill. Freewill doesn't prove anything GOD no GOD it's the ability for over 6 billion people to have that freewill that makes this world what it is. Imagine if we were all the same...same hair, same eyes, same gender arrrrgggghh... just appreciate it for what it is 3 talented musicians that can fucking play... ROCK - ROLL!!!
    willywonka1972on October 12, 2010   Link

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