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Song of the Day – Free At Last (DC Talk Month. Lyrics Included)

10 Mar

Today’s DC Talk Month Song of the Day is “Free At Last”, the title-song from their 1992 album. This is track #8 of 17.

Free At Last is truly a piece of work, it’s unlike anything you’ve likely heard before, and plays out much like a church song that you’d actually hear while in a church. Lots of choir vocals and joyful singing along with some hip-hop raps… It’s really unique… And definitely early 90s. The song is also somewhat tongue-in-cheek and doesn’t take itself too seriously…. But neither does any song on their 1992 album you could say, eh. This is arguably my least favorite DC Talk song, but it’s interesting and has a cool vibe to it so it’s required listening at least once. And the part when Martin Luthor King Jr. comes in is absolutely awesome.

Free At Last Song Lyrics

Young people
Welcome to the… heaven… … and ministry tonight
Won’t you please turn in your hymnals to page 333
Sister Mildred, we’re gonna play free at last
Free at last, thank God almighty

Free at last, free at last
I thank God I’m free at last
Free at last, free at last
I thank God I’m free at last

[Have you heard?]
[Listen carefully]
[I can’t stop]

(chorus 1)
Free, free, I’m free at last
Thank God Almighty I’m free at last
Free, free, I’m free at last
Thank God Almighty I’m free

(chorus 2)
Cause I’m free, free at last
And I’m free, from my past, and I’m free
Free from sin, and I’m free
And I ain’t going back again

Shackles had me down but He gave me a new sound
So reclaim my name from the lost and found
Ya see, something’s got me jumpin’
And I think it’s the way
That He can take a hard man
And turn him into soft clay
Out of the darkness, the Father has sparked this
The spirit’s alive while the flesh is a carcass
If you’re seriously curious about my past
Well I once was lost but I’m free at last!

(repeat choruses 1 and 2)

Oppression was in session and my life was the term
But when I heard about the Word I was willing to learn
About a flavor I could savor and a brighter tomorrow
Cause this could never be endeavored by a wish on a star
The Father first receives us, the Truth then frees us
Forgiven, now I’m living like a man full of Jesus
It was hell until I fell upon my knees and prayed
But now the yoke that I was totin’ has been taken away

(repeat chorus 1)

Cause I’m free, free at last, free
From my past, free from sin, and I’m free
And down on my knees when my life passed me by
And I ain’t, no I ain’t going back again

F are to the E E
L A to the S T
Out of the darkness, the Father has sparked this
The spirit’s alive while the flesh is a carcass
If you’re seriously curious about my past
Well I was once lost but I’m free at last

I’m here to tell you what he did for me and
I’m here to tell you that he set me free and
I know that He can do the same for you, too
He did it, I’m wit it, so come and get it
Be free at last!

(repeat chorus 1 x2)

When all of God’s children: black men and white men,
Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics
Will be able to join hands and
Sing in the words of the old negro spiritual…

(repeat chorus 1)

Cause I’m free, free at last, cause I’m free
I’m free, I’m free, I’m free, I’m free, I’m free
Down on my knees when my life passed me by
And I ain’t, no I ain’t going back again
Thank God I’m free

Free at last, free at last
Thank God almighty we are free at last!

Previous DC Talk Month Songs
* March 1st 2013 – Supernatural & Jesus Freak
* March 2nd 2013 – Dive
* March 3rd 2013 – It’s Killing Me
* March 4th 2013 – What If I Stumble
* March 5th 2013 – Into Jesus
* March 6th 2013 – Chance
* March 7th 2013 – Time Is
* March 8th 2013 – Consume Me
* March 9th 2013 – What Have We Become
* March 10th 2013 – Free At Last

About DC Talk Month
March 2013 is dedicated to the Christian rock pioneers DC Talk, arguably my favorite Christian CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) rock band and follows January 2013 which was Demon Hunter Month and February 2013 which was Becoming the Archetype Month. March will feature songs from most of dc Talk’s discography (1992’s Free At Last, 1995’s Jesus Freak, 1998’s Supernatural and 2000’s Intermission) featured daily throughout the month, one a day. Whether you like rock/alternative/hip-hop music, believe in God or not, check these songs out as you may be pleasantly surprised and hopefully you will discover some new-to-your-ears music to enjoy. DC Talk features lots of variety in their tunes, from hard rock to hip-hop to slow ballads that will pull on your heartstrings to singable power pop, so there will most certainly be something you’ll like. Enjoy!

Becoming the Archetype Month Songs
February 1st 2013: March of the Dead, Into Oblivion, Epoch Of War, Mountain of Souls, Resonant Frequency of Flesh, Magnetic Sky, Ocean Walker
February 2nd 2013: Artificial Immortality
February 3rd 2013: The Epigone
February 4th 2013: Breathing Light
February 5th 2013: Autopsy
February 6th 2013: Dichotomy + The Great Fall
February 7th 2013: No Fall Too Far
February 8th 2013: The Sky Bearer
February 9th 2013: Necrotizing Fasciitis
February 10th 2013: Path of the Beam
February 11th 2013: Et All Metal Songs of the Day – The Monotolith+Construct&Collapse+Fire Made Flesh+Second Death+Deep Heaven+Eyes of the Storm+Weapon Breaker+Physics of Fire Quadrilogy
February 12th 2013: Immolation
February 13th 2013: Self Existent + How Great Thou Art + O Holy Night (Worship Metal/Christian Metal Trio)
February 14th 2013: Elegy Deception+Lament+Triumph
February 15th 2013: The Time Bender
February 16th 2013: Endure
February 17th 2013: Beyond Adaptation
February 18th 2013: Music of the Spheres + Elemental Wrath + Xenosynthesis
February 19th 2013: Ransom+Evil Unseen
February 20th 2013: One Man Parade
February 21st 2013: Reflect Refract + Internal Illumination
February 22nd 2013: Ex Nihilo
February 23rd 2013: Machine Killer + War Ender
February 24th 2013: Invisible Creature + Cardiac Rebellion
February 25th 2013: The Balance of Eternity + End of the Age
February 26th 2013: The Trivial Paroxysm
February 27th 2013: The Sun Eater + The Planet Maker + I AM
February 28th 2013: St. Anne’s Lullaby + Nocturne + Night’s Sorrow + Denouement

Demon Hunter Month Songs
January 1st 2013: A Broken Upper Hand
January 2nd 2013: God Forsaken
January 3rd 2013: The Wind
January 4th 2013: Ribcage
January 5th 2013: Incision
January 6th 2013: I Have Seen Where It Grows
January 7th 2013: Beheaded
January 8th 2013: Desire the Pain
January 9th 2013: Annihilate the Corrupt
January 10th 2013: Dust & Smoke
January 11th 2013: I Am You
January 12th 2013: Deteriorate
January 13th 2013: We Don’t Care
January 14th 2013: Fiction Kingdom
January 15th 2013: Relentless Intolerance
January 16th 2013: Feel As Though You Could
January 17th 2013: Shallow Water
January 18th 2013: My Throat Is An Open Grave
January 19th 2013: I Play Dead
January 20th 2013: The Tide Began To Rise
January 21st 2013: Thorns
January 22nd 2013: My Heartstrings Come Undone
January 23rd 2013: Carry Me Down
January 24th 2013: Driving Nails
January 25th 2013: I Am A Stone
January 26th 2013: Blood In the Tears
January 27th 2013: Dead Flowers
January 28th 2013: LifeWar
January 29th 2013: Storm the Gates of Hell + Lead Us Home
January 30th 2013: The Flame That Guides Us Home + Not i
January 31st 2013: The Latest & the Last + Grand Finale

Music Album Reviews
9. Between Here & Lost By Love And Death (helmed by Brian “Head” Welch Former Korn Lead Guitarist) [Posted: January 25 2013]
8. I AM By Becoming the Archetype (Posted: September 14th 2012)
7. Find Your Worth Come Home By To Speak of Wolves (Posted: May 25, 2012)
6. Celestial Progression (Remix Album) By Becoming the Archetype (Posted: May 21, 2012)
5 Return to Life By War of Ages (Posted: April 28, 2012)
4. Thousand Foot Krutch – The End Is Where We Begin (Posted: April 20, 2012)
3. KJ-52 – Dangerous (Posted: April 16, 2012)
2. Manafest – Fighter (Posted: April 15, 2012)
1. Demon Hunter – True Defiance (Posted: April 10, 2012)

Videogame Reviews:
5. Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (N64) [Posted: January 31 2013]
4. Resident Evil: Code Veronica Review (Dreamcast) [Posted: October 5 2012]
3. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (PS1, GameCube) [Posted: September 18th 2012]
2. Resident Evil 2 (GameCube) [Posted: September 3rd 2012]
1. Resident Evil Remake (GameCube) [Posted: August 14 2012]

Gilmore Girls Reviews
4. Gilmore Girls Season One Episode 4 – The Deer Hunters
3. Gilmore Girls Season One Episode 3 – Kill Me Now
2. Gilmore Girls Season One Episode 2 – The Lorelais’ First Day At Chilton Review
1. Gilmore Girls Season One Episode 1 – Pilot Review

LISTENTOMEPLAY podcasts:
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 0 Part 6
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 0 Part 5
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 0 Part 4
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil Zero Podcast Part 3
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil Zero Podcast Part 2
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil Zero Podcast. RE0 Intro (Part 1)
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil: Code Veronica Finale (Part 7)
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil: Code Veronica Parts 5 and 6
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil: Code Veronica Part 4
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil: Code Veronica Part 3
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil: Code Veronica Part 2
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil: Code Veronica Podcast Part 1
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 3 Podcast Finale (Part 5)
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 3 Podcast Part 4
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 3 Podcast Parts 2 And 3
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 3 Podcast Part 1
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 2 Podcast Final Master Run (Claire Redfield)
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 2 Podcast (Leon Scenario A On Normal)
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil Remake Real Survival Mode Chris
* ListenToMePlay Super Metroid Podcast
* ListenToMePlay Super Metroid Podcast Part 2
* ListenToMePlay Oblivion “Through A Virgin’s Eyes” Podcast Part 1 – Guest Mr. Z
* ListenToMePlay Oblivion Podcast Part 2
* ListenToMePlay The Witcher 2 Podcast Part 1 – Guest: RedWinged Angel
* ListenToMePlay The Witcher 2 Podcast Part 2
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil Remake Podcast – Guest: MyDad

WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Let’s Play Videos
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 7 – Empty Bottle GET! Deku Palace And Magic Beans
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 6 – Granny Robbin For Blast Mask And Kamaro Dance
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 5 – The Thief And the Curiosity Shop Dealer
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 4 – Bomb Bag, Bremen Mask, Scarecrow’s Song
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 3 – Bomber’s Notebook
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 2 – Repeating Yesterday
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 1 – Intro and Opening

Other WatchMePlay Series
* WatchMePlay Perfect Dark Xbox 360
* WatchMePlay Super Smash Bros.
* WatchMePlay Super Meat Boy

 

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