Freewill

“Freewill.”

The only way to live.  Central to our humanity, I would humbly suggest.

This song was in my head when I woke up this morning.  That was a sign it was suitable for today’s post.   One of the best pieces of lyric Neil Peart put together, in the long litany of his hundreds of songs written over forty years.

Here you go…ENJOY.

Bank: RUSH;  Year: 1980;  Album: Permanent Waves

Music by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson
Lyrics by Neil Peart

There are those who think that life
Has nothing left to chance
With 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 were dealt a losing hand
The cards were stacked against them
They weren’t born in Lotus-Land.

All pre-ordained
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

Each of us
A cell of awareness
Imperfect and incomplete
Genetic blends
With uncertain ends
On a fortune hunt
That’s far too fleet…

And the song?  HERE.

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