"Freedom" as written by Larry Darnell Griffin, Dwayne Jackson and Samuel Jean....
Oh my chains, I can't disengage
I don't believe that I want to
One hand sings Your praise
The other brings me shame
I have selfishness to blame

And I'm singing for freedom
I know I'm not the only one praying to the One
Who can bring me this freedom
I'm ready for change, change, change, change

Looking down I lay
I keep holding my chains
No longer bound but here I stay
I scream, Father please, I need rescuing
I need You and You alone

And I'm singing for freedom
I know I'm not the only one praying to the One
Who can bring me this freedom
I'm ready for, I'm ready for

Still You patiently await
Yet I won't just let go
I see You and You alone
Say come, follow me
Despair has come so You can't see, release

So I'm singing for freedom
So I'm singing for freedom

The time has come, separation lost the war to love
Take my hand, grace is found, yeah where Your words begin
You're alive, You're alive, in the waking of new life
Take my hand, in the end there's only love, there's only love

There's only singing for freedom
I know I'm not the only one praying to the One
Who can bring me this freedom
I'm ready for, I'm ready for
Father please, I need rescuing
I need You and You alone


Lyrics submitted by barn_07

"Freedom" as written by Dwayne Jackson Larry Griffin

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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    General Commentwow what a pretty song. It's very rare that you get such good vocals and lyrics together...clearly this band has talent. Anyway, i think it's pretty obvious the song is about talking to god. i don't think he's praying exactly, more like asking for a fresh start. To me, the whole freedom aspect signifies him wanting to be free of his past so he can move on and become a better person
    serenity23on November 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song. Surprised no one else has commented. But I agree totally with serenity that this is just breaking free from the past.
    bhinzo08on December 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti was reading a enterview and the lead singer was saying that this song is about how we are already free but you need to relize it and do the things that god wonts you to do. I read it along time ago so i guess thats what I think
    musicismusicon January 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song (according to my opinion, interpretation and leading of the spirit) is about a man, struggling with an addiction. He knows God however he still finds himself clinging to the addiction that ONCE bound him "no longer bound but here i stay" his chains are not binding him but he still holds them and he is begging for a new beginning, and when he finally discovers that all along he was free he just needed to accept the grace and realize it, he sings praises to Jesus. thats my interpretation
    Tanner2122on March 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think it could be a very deep song (as in ralting to a drug addiction or escaping the past) but more generally, I believe that its about sin and asking God to release him from the sin that he is living in. Sin binds us whether its as extreme as murdering or as simple as lying. Sins are strongholds on us and we are vulnerable to those strongholds by the flesh. This song is awesome because it takes you on a journey that all saved people have been in at one point or another. even people who have always lived for God have had this very moment; when you decide to lay it all down at the foot of the cross and allow the all knowing God to lead you. God will mold us if we allow Him to because He did afterall give us free will. There is freedom in allowing God mold you. "despair has come so you can see release." If you never get to a point of repepntance, how can God do a work in you? This song embodies finally letting go of sin, crucifying the flesh, and walking lovingly into a relationship with God.
    saudadeson September 06, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionThere are some flaws in this posting of the lyrics though. There is a part of the song where God is speaking to him. In that case, you wouldn't capitalize "you" because its not refering to God, its refering to the singer. "Grace has found you where you once began. You're alive you're alive in the waking of new life. Take My hand."
    saudadeson September 06, 2011   Link

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