We wanna be free
free from the cages we can’t see
we don’t wanna hide inside this silent suffering

We gotta be strong
We gotta decide what’s right and wrong
Our hearts are alive they never lie to us for long


The Free never fail
The Free never fold
The Free never hate themselves or let themselves get old
The Free never fight
The Free rise above
The Free never prove themselves they lose themselves in Love

Open your eyes
Your mommy and daddy cried and died
They followed the rules and never thought to wonder why

We’ve gotta be brave
We’ve gotta resist it night and day
The coffin of comfort calls all lovers to their graves


Are you free?

We first saw Scatterheart at the Edge of the World Music festival on Haida Gwaii. They put on a fantastic show and Lily was completely captivated! We’ve since bought their album and it’s often our first choice when we listen to music.

I’m loving their music too, particularly this song “Are You Free”. I think this idea that being “free” means not believing that anyone can make you feel any which way. You don’t have to be stuck feeling resentful and helpless to make change. You don’t have to settle for the status quo. You can choose to live your life happily and think for yourself! Your life can be full of all kinds of choice if you look for it! At least that’s the way I enjoy reading into the lyrics!

I hope you enjoy this song as much as we do!

5 Responses to Are You Free?

  1. Debbie says:

    What great lyrics.

    “Our hearts are alive they never lie to us for long”

    Isn’t that the truth! Thanks for sharing this Annie. xo

  2. Lynn says:

    Hey, that was awesome! I know the bass player, he’s the son of a close friend of mine, and he’s just the nicest guy. I love seeing the success he’s having.
    I’m going to have to tell my friend about this post, it will make her day.
    Good song!

  3. Lucy says:

    Very camp!! lol Great message in the lyrics.

  4. Jennie says:

    I love your blog. I just stumbled upon it about a month ago, and have been reading on and off. I love your approach to life and am appreciating you sharing it with the world.

    Just wanted to let you know! I am here in Texas caring for my husband and two little boys, both under 2.5 so I try to keep up with good, inspiring blogs when I can.


  5. Annie says:

    Jennie- Thanks! It’s so nice to meet you!

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