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

Lyrics © OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General CommentThis is a very humanistic song. Pert is saying that instead of worrying about Gods and paths that they have for humans he chooses his own path which is free will. My favorite line is "If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice". I think he says that when it comes to following the God's ways no matter what you do, it's because the God's make you do it, none of your actions are of your choosing, so he chooses his own way which is to disregard all of that and choose freewill. Pert writes the best lyrics of any drummer there is.
    tragikon August 08, 2005   Link

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