|Single by Rush|
|from the album Permanent Waves|
|Released||January 14, 1980|
|Format||vinyl record (7" / 12")|
|Recorded||1979, Le Studio, Quebec|
|Genre||Progressive rock, hard rock|
|Songwriter(s)||Neil Peart, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson|
|Producer(s)||Rush and Terry Brown|
|Permanent Waves track listing|
|Exit...Stage Left track listing|
"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.
Lee has stated that the end part of "Freewill" is at the highest part of his vocal range.
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