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46664 (Long Walk To Freedom) Lyrics

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"46664 (Long Walk To Freedom)" (live from Capetown)



It's a long walk

It's a long walk, long walk to freedom
It's a long walk, long walk to freedom

Freedom rises from the killing floor
No lock of iron or rivet can restrain the door
And no kind of army can hope to win a war
It's like trying to stop the rain or steal the lion's roar

It's a long walk, long walk to freedom
It's a long walk, long walk to freedom

It's like trying to stop the whirlwind scattering seeds and spores
Like trying to stop the tin cans rattling jailhouse semaphore
Like they know when these hands are manacled its your spirit that gets raw
It's not the small patch of sky you see but the spirit as it soars

It's a long walk, long walk to freedom
It's a long walk, long walk to freedom

My man, Abdul Jamaica

When freedom arise from the killing floor
Can’t stop the rain nor lions that roar

No time for wind, scatter seeds and spore

Drop from the sky for visions that soar

Six waves come but seventh break shore 

Didn’t want to face it, little kid at war

Anytime they see a thing they start lying
What's in store, what's in store

Sing this one
4-6-6-6-4
4-6-6-6-4
4-6-6-6-4
4-6-6-6-4

If the cameras and the guns won't forget the human core
In townships of humanity there would be no poor
From when the rock is heavy comes the purest ore
The first six waves might break in the bay
But the seventh breaks on the shore

It's a long walk, long walk to freedom
It's a long walk, long walk to freedom
4-6-6-6-4
It's a long walk, long walk to freedom
4-6-6-6-4
4-6-6-6-4
It's a long walk, long walk to freedom
4-6-6-6-4
It's a long walk, long walk to freedom
It's a long walk, long walk to freedom
It's a long walk, long walk to freedom
Sing with me
It's a long walk, long walk to freedom
It's a long walk, long walk to freedom
It's a long walk, long walk to freedom
It's a long walk, long walk to freedom
It's a long walk, long walk to freedom
It's a long walk, long walk to freedom
It's a long walk, long walk to freedom
It's a long walk, long walk to freedom
It's a long walk, long walk to freedom

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