Freedom - Pharrell Williams



The Experience: Mind, use your power. Spirit, use your wings. Freedom! Pharrell Williams sings an anthem to the ideal of our era... an anthem that unintentionally embodies the huge risks we face when freedom, and freedom alone, is king...

Music video: Pharrell Williams offers a visually striking backdrop for his new single Freedom, as he sings the song from malls, abandoned buildings, and in the midst of oppressed crowds - workers pounding sand, Lego figures in Tianmen Square, women sewing in a sweat shop. But he also mixes in two other types of freedom. People do the impossible and cool - one guy rides motorcycles standing on the seat - but also the transgressive - two girls strip naked in the street. For Williams, freedom seems to be a blanket permission to do anything - bad or good.

The Meaning of Freedom: Pharrell Williams offers a new paradigm of creation. Everything is made to be free, from the sun to man himself. Freedom is the fire - man's red flower - that burns everywhere. But if freedom is the heart of everything, what's so special about it? And can you have freedom without responsibility? Freedom is an incredible accomplishment, but without good and bad, without something more than a mysterious "electric one" - God? - who simply turns us loose, it's also incredibly empty.

Ask yourself: Do we really want everyone to be absolutely free to do whatever they want? No matter what that is?

LYRICS:

Hold on to me
Don't let me go
Who cares what they see?
Who cares what they know?
Your first name is Free
Last name is Dom
We choose to believe
In where we're from

Man's red flower
It's in every living thing
Mind, use your power
Spirit, use your wings
Freedom!
Freedom!
Freedom!
Freedom
Freedom
Freedom

Hold on to me
Don't let me go
Cheetahs need to eat
Run, antelope
Your first name is King
Last name is Dom
Cause you still believe
In everyone

When a baby first breathes
When night sees sunrise
When the whale hunts the sea
When man recognizes
Freedom!
Freedom!
Freedom!
Freedom
Freedom
Breathe in

We are from heat
The electric one
Does it shock you to see
He left us the sun?
Atoms in the air
Organisms in the sea
The sun and, yes, man
Are made of the same things

Freedom!
Freedom!
Freedom!
Freedom
Freedom
Freedom
Freedom
Freedom

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