|Single by Rush|
|from the album Permanent Waves|
|Released||January 1, 1980|
|Format||vinyl record (7" / 12")|
|Recorded||1979, Le Studio, Quebec|
|Genre||Hard rock, Progressive rock|
|Writer(s)||Neil Peart, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson|
|Producer(s)||Rush and Terry Brown|
Freewill is the second track on progressive rock band Rush's 1980 album Permanent Waves. It is written by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson with lyrics by Neil Peart. The song's lyrics deal with the subject of free will, emphasizing that free will is not a gift but rather a choice; explaining that Man can attempt to evade the fact that he must choose, but that evasion is itself a choice.
Geddy Lee has stated that the end part of "Freewill" is at the highest part of his vocal range. An early version of this song along with "The Spirit of Radio" were played on the Permanent Waves Warm-Up Tour in late 1979.
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