I wish I knew how it would feel to be free
I wish I could break all the chains holding me
I wish I could say all the things that I should say
Say 'em loud say 'em clear
For the whole wide world to hear

I wish I could share
All the love that's in my heart
Remove all the bars that keep us apart
And I wish you could know how feels to be me
Then you'd see and agree that every man should be free

I wish I could be like a bird in the sky
How sweet it would be if I found I could fly
Well I'd soar to the sun and look down at the sea
And I'd sing cos I know how it feels to be free

I wish I knew how it would feel to be free
I wish I could break all the chains holding me
And I wish I could say all the things that I wanna say
Say 'em loud say 'em clear
For the whole wide world to hear
Say 'em loud say 'em clear
For the whole wide world to hear
Say 'em loud say 'em clear
For the whole wide world to hear

One love one blood
One life you've got to do what you should
One life with each other
Sisters, brothers

One love but we're not the same
We got to carry each other Carry each other
One One One One One...

I wish I knew how it would feel to be free
I wish I knew how it would feel to be free.


Lyrics submitted by Chocolina

(i Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be) Free/one song meanings
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    General Commentthake my breath away!!
    milanaon January 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthake my breath away!!
    milanaon January 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentoh what a good song !
    Jason Greenon June 12, 2003   Link
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    General Commentgreat song, can't believe lighthouse family are so lacking in comments!!!! i may have to submit some lyrics here...

    Love the song, its obviously about racial equality, and i love the way they used a part from U2's one, but completely changed the meaning.
    Avatar-rockon June 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe second verse is missing !

    "I wish I could be like a bird in the sky
    How sweet it would be if I found I could fly
    Well I'd soar to the sun and look down at the sea
    And I'd sing cos I know how it feels to be free"

    This should fit in between the second and third stanzas as shown above.
    DEYKAMOLon May 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commentto me this song is about abolishing slavery and all of the boundaries and walls that keep people apart.
    its about knowing that if other people knew how it was to live trapped, such as in apartheid or considered inferior, if they knew how it felt they would agree and help make everyone free.
    its about racism equality and everyone really being equal.
    hannsgon June 19, 2008   Link

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