Donny Hathaway - Someday We'll All Be Free




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Published on Jul 26, 2009

"Donny is no longer here, but this song gathers momentum as part of his legacy... He literally sat in the studio and cried when he heard the playback of his final mix. It's pretty special when an artist can create something that wipes them out."

'It was a spiritual thing for me... What was going through my mind at the time was Donny, because Donny was a very troubled person. I hoped that at some point he would be released from all that he was going through. There was nothing I could do but write something that might be encouraging for him.'"
- Edward Howard, lyricist "Someday We'll All Be Free"

Hang onto the world as it spins, around.
Just don't let the spin get you down.
Things are moving fast.
Hold on tight and you will last.
Keep your self-respect your manly pride.
Get yourself in gear,
Keep your stride.
Never mind your fears.
Brighter days will soon be here.
Take it from me someday we'll all be free
Keep on walking tall, hold you head up high.
Lay your dreams right up to the sky.
Sing your greatest song.
And you'll keep, going, going on.
Just wait and see someday we'll all be free.
Take it from me, someday we'll all be free.
Take it from me someday we'll all be free.
Take it from me, take it from me, take it from me.

4/16/2010 -- I'm really happy to see that folks are enjoying this video. I posted this last year when I discovered this incredible artist and was sad to not find this great song on YouTube. In keeping with that spirit, I'm wondering if anyone could upload Donny's version of "He's Not Heavy, He's My Brother" from Songs for You, Live. I had it on CD but lost it, and would love to be able to hear it again. Cheers.

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