I wish I knew how It would feel to be free I wish I could break All the chains holdin' me I wish I could say all the things That I should say Say 'em loud Say 'em clear For the whole wide world to hear
I wish I could share All the love that's in my heart Remove all the bars That keep us apart I wish you could know What it means to be me Then you'd see And agree That every man should be free
I wish I could give All I'm longin' to give I wish I could live Like I'm longin' to live I wish I could do All the things that I can do Oh, I'm way overdue I'd be startin' anew
Oh, I wish I could be Like a bird in the sky How sweet it would be If I found I could fly I'd soar to the sun And (?) at the sea And I'd sing Cuz I know And I'd sing Cuz I'd know I'd sing Cuz I'd know I know how it feels To be free, yeah (I wish I knew) To be (how it feels) I know (I wish I knew) How it feels To be free.....