Way down yonder in the graveyard walk
I thank God I'm free at last
Me and my Jesus going to meet and talk
I thank God I'm free at last

On my knees when the light passed by
I thank God I'm free at last
Thought my soul would rise and fly
I thank God I'm free at last

Some of these mornings, bright and fair
I thank God I'm free at last
Goin' meet my Jesus
In the middle of the air
I thank God I'm free at last

Ladies and gentlemen
Antony & The Johnsons


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  • +2
    General Commentthis may be a little late, but according to wikipedia...

    "Their early live shows were often opened by Dr. Julia (Yasuda), an intersex person, who performs the welcome in Morse code."

    so I'm assuming the person speaking is this Dr. Julia.
    brightisrighton March 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThe lyrics look like an old negro spiritual (is that racist?) from the 19th century, but sung by a hermaphrodite from Manchuria in the 21st century. The track is pretty jarring among the rest, but that's why it's the 2nd-to-last track, now isn't it? It's such a perfect perfect perfect intro "I am free at last!" to Bird Gehrl. Despite the heartache and despair, I Am A Bird Now - free at last - born into soon the sky
    frinkianzon May 03, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes anybody know who is speaking on this track? i was thinking it may have been the person this album was dedicated to, but i really have no clue.
    cadygirlon May 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbsolutely fucking brilliant. That is all.
    Noamchomskyon April 04, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General Commentto my knowledge it is devendra banhart that sings on this. you know if anyone ever sees this.
    ode to joy.on October 06, 2006   Link
  • -3
    General Commentwhat a waste of a track
    lurpinoon February 26, 2009   Link

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