"Freedom" as written by and Dale R Jacobs....
This is my right, a right given by god
To live a free life, to live in freedom

We talkin' about freedom
Talkin' bout freedom
I will fight, for the right
To live in freedom

Anyone, who wants to take it away
Will have to answer, cause this is my right

We talkin' about freedom
Talkin' bout freedom
I will fight, for the right
To live in freedom, ah yeah, c'mon now

You talkin' about freedom
Were talkin' bout freedom
I will fight, for the right
To live in freedom

Everybody talkin' bout freedom
Talkin' bout freedom
I will fight, for the right
To live in freedom


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"Freedom" as written by Cliff Glen Eidelman

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    General Commentthis song is simple but catchy and i love it! paul was awesome to write this and be there for us during 9-11. macca rules!!
    appypollyloggyon August 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti just went to see the McCartney concert a few days ago. it was AWESOME!!! totally great concert
    gamsk8son October 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAll I remember when I hear this is Paul singing this at Super bowl 36.
    Philadelphia Eagleson June 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHa ha ha this song sux. And to think this guy used to be the frontman for the most famous rock band.
    Armon December 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI like to think that McCartney tried to write an absolutely atrocious cliche-ridden song as if to say "in the free world, I can poison your ears with this aural cancer, we need some authoritarian action guys." But yes. I know I'm deluding myself.

    Anyway, the meaning is "hey guys, doesn't freedom rock?" And thats about it.
    Fauxpoeton March 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's great that Paul wanted to raise people's spirits after 9/11, and for the time he had to write it, this song isn't terrible. It isn't great however, and it certainly doesn't deserve to make any sort of greatest hits collection. The lyrics are, quite frankly, rather stupid. But I've got to give the guy a break. Most rock & rollers wouldn't even think of doing something like this. Macca did. So he does deserve some credit.
    majestikmoose9on January 18, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Freedom" is a song written and recorded by Paul McCartney in response to the September 11 attacks in 2001. McCartney was in New York City at the time of the attacks, and actually witnessed the destruction while sitting in a plane, which was parked on the tarmac at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport

    McCartney, who said the attacks affected him emotionally, wrote the song the day after the attack. In the song, the narrator declares freedom to be a "right given by God" that he will "fight for." The lyrics were thus in seeming contradiction with the antiwar sentiment associated with McCartney's former act, The Beatles.But at The Concert for New York City where he first played the song live, McCartney explained to the crowd, "It's about freedom. That's one thing these people don't understand. That's worth fighting for.In a later interview McCartney commented, "to me it's a 'We Shall Overcome.' That's sort of how I wrote it. It's like, 'Hey, I've got freedom, I'm an immigrant coming to America, give me your huddled masses.' And that's what it means to me, is, 'Don't mess with my rights, buddy. Because I'm now free.'"In mentioning God in his lyrics, McCartney joined former Beatles bandmates John Lennon and George Harrison in writing a song referencing God.
    sepultura1987on January 16, 2013   Link

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