Long walk to freedom - Bono, Dave Stewart, Abdelm and Youssou N'Dour

By Drum Digital
11 December 2013

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 still the lion's roar

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 rapping out jailhouse semaphore

They know when your hands are manacled its your spirit that gets raw

It's not the small little patch of sky you see, as if your visions soar

Long walk, long walk to freedom

When freedom arise from the killing floor

No lock of iron can restrain the door

Can't stop the rain nor lions that roar

No time for bad a-winters, scatter seeds and spore

Small part of sky, world visions of poor

Here six waves come, seventh break shore

Where the rock is heavy, come the purest ore

Like a looking at the future, what is in store

What's in store is what we got

What's in store is what we got

If the cameras of kind won't skip the human core

In townships of humanity there would be no poor

From where the rock is heavy comes the purest ore

At first six waves might break in the bay, the seventh breaks on the shore

It's a long road to freedom

It's a long road to freedom

It's a long road to freedom

It's a long road to freedom

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Song performed by Bono, Dave Stewart, Abdelm, Youssou N'Dour

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