Waiting for the winds of change
To sweep the clouds away
Waiting for the rainbow's end
To cast its gold your way
Countless ways
You pass the days

Waiting for someone to call
And turn your world around
Looking for an answer to
The questions you have found
Looking for
An open door

Oh, you don't get something for nothing
You don't get freedom for free
You won't get wise
With the sleep still in your eyes
No matter what your dreams might be

No, you don't get something for nothing
You can't have freedom for free
You won't get wise
With the sleep still in your eyes
No matter what your dream might be

What you own is your own kingdom
What you do is your own glory
What you love is your own power
What you live is your own story

In your head is the answer
Let it guide you along
Let your heart be the anchor
And the beat of your song

Oh you don't get something for nothing
You can't have freedom for free, no

Whoa, you don't get something for nothing
You can't have freedom for free


Lyrics submitted by shed27

Something for Nothing Lyrics as written by Neil Elwood Peart Gary Lee Weinrib

Lyrics © OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP

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    General CommentThis song is a statement that you must work to earn that which you desire, or you will not receive it.

    The first two verses describe that which is done commonly. "Waiting for the winds of change/ To sweep the clouds away, etc...." Most people wait for good fortune to come to them, they are looking for an open door.

    Well, the chorus is an answer to this outlook; no matter what it is you want, you won't get it without some kind of effort. Put up or shut up. TANSTAAFL!
    TheSuperSpudon July 20, 2005   Link

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