freewill lyrics – rush

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 play things
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

[chorus:]
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 freewill

there are those who think
that they were dealt a losing hand
the cards were stacked against them
they weren’t born in lotusland

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

[chorus]

each of us
a cell of awareness
imperfect and incomplete
genetic blends
with uncertain ends
on a fortune hunt that’s far too fleet

[chorus]

/ rush lyrics