The mountains are steep and the valley's low And already I'm weary but I have so far to go Oh, and sorrow holds my hand and suffering sings me songs But when I close my eyes I know to whom I belong And who makes me strong
And I will be free, I will be free to run the mountains I will be free, free to drink from the living fountain Oh, I'll never turn back 'cause he awaits for me Oh, I will be free
A wise man, a rich man in pauper's clothes A shepherd to lead us through the land of woes Though many battles I have lost so many rivers yet to cross But my eyes behold the Son who bore my loss and who paid the cost
I will be free, I will be free to run the mountains I will be free, oh, free to drink from the living fountain Oh, I'll never turn back 'cause He awaits for me, oh Oh, I will be free, oh
Oh and I'll dance on silver moonlight and I'll walk through velvet fields Oh, and I'll run into the arms the arms that set me free
Oh, I will be free to run the mountains, I will be free Free to drink from the living fountain Oh, I'll never turn back 'cause He awaits, oh I'll never turn back
Don't you ever turn back 'Cause someday, someday we're gonna see That we will be free
Writer/s: CINDY LAVONNE MORGAN, CINDY MORGAN
Publisher: Roba Music Verlag GMBH, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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A key line in "Africa" is "I seek to cure what's deep inside, frightened of this thing that I've become," which is about drifting away from what you really want in life. Toto keyboard player David Paich, who wrote the song, felt his work was consuming him.