Hathaway, Donny - Someday We'll All Be Free Lyrics

Hang on to the world as it spins around
Just don't let the spin get you down
Things are moving fast
Hold on tight and you will last
Keep your self respect, your manly pride
Get yourself in gear
Keep your stride
Never mind your fears
Brighter days will soon be here
Take it from me, someday we'll all be free, yeah

Keep on walking tall
Hold your head up high
Lay your dreams right up to the sky
Sing your greatest song
And you'll keep going, going on
Take it from me, someday we'll all be free
Hey, just wait and see, some day we'll all be free, yeah
Take it from me, someday we'll all be free
It won't be long, take it from me, someday we'll all be free
Take it from me, take it from me, take it from me...

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Hathaway, Donny Someday We'll All Be Free Comments
  1. Dave Chard

    Please don't bring race into it.


    2020 anyone? Lol it’s Jan 2nd and I’m already here making ppl listen to this in the grocery store lots and red lights...turn it up! 🔊

  3. tatamata

    I love you sasha

  4. [Prod. Dotaki.]

    Admit It. 1:40 is what you came for.

  5. J. Allison

    Ooooh Donny we miss You 😘 12/20/2019

  6. Scout Houston

    i started crying the first time i heard this

  7. Tshego Motshwane

    Tears... Again😭

  8. Ziggy Cruickshank

    Operation Black Steel

  9. Courtney Townsel

    Who is this "Chi" everyone is referring to? I was a 60-70s child enjoying this song. The first time I heard it, I was a Donny Hathaway fan. Really it was "the Ghetto" I heard first. Then this song. Just a side note Bobby Womack redid this song with the Jazz Crusaders Wilton Felder. It did justice to Donny Hathaway.


    Aretha version is gone!

  11. Lin Bonner

    If you have ever suffered from depression...you can feel every bit of Donnys pain as he sang that song. The beauty of the song is beyond words❤❤

  12. lana franklin

    Just JuanGoodCitizen. What a beautiful story. I remember 2011, and it was one of the worst years for me. It was a year of awakening. Not a year of being free of pain because I was still in chains and in much, much emotional pain, but it was a year when I remember falling so deeply in love with this song and an awakening to that I was somebody. Juan it’s so beautiful to see sooo many responses to your post. I can tell you’re a passionate person from you describing your time in 2011 and your bus ride, the passion for your future and love for your son. I used to sing this song in my head back in ‘11 too, just to get through and still it’s my favorite. But now, for me, it’s not someday I’ll be free; I am free. It’s 8 years later for you, and I know you and your son are free. And like Donny said “someday we’ll ALL be free” all of us, in the very near future brotha. Continued Peace.

    lana franklin

    And thank you Donny.

  13. napolijuan

    Hang on to the world as it spins around
    Just don't let the spin get you down
    Things are moving fast
    Hold on tight and you will last
    Keep your self respect, your manly pride
    Get yourself in gear
    Keep your stride
    Never mind your fears
    Brighter days will soon be here
    Take it from me, someday we'll all be free, yeah
    Keep on walking tall
    Hold your head up high
    Lay your dreams right up to the sky
    Sing your greatest song
    And you'll keep going, going on
    Take it from me, someday we'll all be free
    Hey, just wait and see, some day we'll all be free, yeah
    Take it from me, someday we'll all be free
    It won't be long, take it from me, someday we'll all be free
    Take it from me, take it from me, take it from me

  14. Stephanie Harville

    Loved this beautiful song since I heard Aretha's version in the closing credits of Malcolm X. When I watched Donny Hathaway's Unsung episode, I knew I had to hear all of his songs. All last year, as the days were winding down for my terminally ill sister, I listened to this song. I held on. She became free. And someday so will I.

  15. Vih Filan

    Brasil. 2019. ❤


    2019. We NEED this right now

  17. Vida Rossi

    So needed to hear this right now🙏🏽

  18. Xalted

    I saw this on TWD but imma sample this it's so good

  19. Queen Alika

    We really had some gifted singers back in the day...These kids today could never be compared to the them....Junk freaking music....This is real music....Sing uncle Donnie

  20. Darnese Bell

    Thank you Leana Waith!!

  21. Silent Singer66

    Wow, i had to google wtf connection a timeless tune performed by a gift from god has to to with " the walking dead"!!! all i'll say 2 my findings, ya must be The walking dead" for never to have come here well b4 youtube days. id seriously se;ll those osmonds albums.
    This is up there with M Gayes "whats goin on album and Curtis mayfields " This is my country".
    thank you for uploading this x

  22. Natan 135

    So conheci essa música por causa da série the walking dead e nunca me senti tão feliz em assistir uma série

  23. Spyr Spyr

    Being a greek guy who just discovered this masterpiece, I have to share how proud and blessed i feel to witness the greatness of the African American culture. All the struggles and sorrow and ethos so well put into a music masterpiece. It kindda feels like the history of humanity in one song. A Masterpiece ❤️

  24. 0die_ The_Brodie

    The walking dead brought me here🤞🏽, R.I.P Sasha👐🏾

  25. petite beauty

    I heard this on the showtime series THE CHI....gave me chills.....got me in my feelings! #realmusic

  26. Big Timmy

    RIP Donny Hathaway. This song is the most important part of my life.

  27. Rico Martinez

    677 assholes won't be free

  28. Jimmie Carter

    I truly believe this song was from a prophet, times are changing. There is a HEAVEN AND HELL……time to get our houses in order

  29. Tracey Ryan

    Here as a 50 year old white english woman . Love this man xx ❤❤ he has helped me through the worst year of my life .. no doubt u are my saviour Mr Hathaway xxxx

  30. Geri Davi

    White dude, grew up in a Black World by choice. The laughter, the rhythms, the Art, just felt right. Donny, Marvin, Philip Bailey..brought me Light. This particular tune...peace. Played it through many broken days. Today, his gracious daughter, Lalah carries on..., " Make
    me a Beliver " so dear to my heart., Why did I mention my color at all?

    To let you know the SOUL is blind.

    That IN God WE are One. And,

    ..."Some Day We'll All be Free"

    In Jesus Name,... Amen

  31. ian Mcleod

    I have always been

  32. Sam

    Sasha Rest In Peace, walking dead

  33. Tj Taylor

    He was so so underrated!

  34. Feel Good Fights

    Who else is here cause Sasha?

  35. Zach

    in july 2011 i broke up with my girlfriend. i thought this woman was the love of my life. she was everything i wanted in a woman. and yet i felt scared and confused because i just couldnt allow myself to get close to this woman. shortly afterwards she started seeing someone else. i wass utterly crushed with feelings of abandonment and betrayal. i turned to God. I went to church. and i found this song. i remember going back behind the church where they had a path to walk on for prayer, and listening to this song many times over. feeling so hurt and not knowing why. i thought maybe i would have to die and go to heaven to be free. fast forward 8 years and im going through mental health counseling and finding all my issues and all my pain came from my childhood. as i allow myself to suffer and and get better, i remember the hope this song gave me. its so beautiful. and the sadness too. how sad and confused i was. what i found in the end were that Christ's words "if you want to be my disciple, take up your cross and follow after me" were truly profound. i had no idea how true they were. my therapy has been about allowing myself to feel the excruciating pain of a child scared and totally abandoned from abuse and only in opening these doors to my pain am i able to let go of it all. i see now that i dont have to die to be free, i just have to suffer. and my heart goes out to anyone else suffering. Donny I realize this song was about your suffering. I feel such an immense sadness thinking about your life.... I love you. And i thank you for giving me hope. Because Im on my way to freedom on this earth... I love you, Donny. God bless you.

  36. Other Quality

    But we had Obama for 8 years? How are we not free yet?

    Matii Stiles

    Other Quality he means mentally

  37. Unique Johnson

    I’m late but I just watched the chi season finale & had to listen to this song

  38. Sam Lewis

    Martin episode bought me here, I do know the Malcolm x movie too

  39. Jay Jackson

    I wish there was just an instrumental version of this. This song gets to me every time and I know an instrumental version would make me bawl like a baby.

  40. Woo&Chunk


  41. Atimeforbeauty

    Today on twitter trending!!!! My soul is happy no matter what life throws my way. We live We learn...

  42. David E. Collins


  43. Garry Wright

    This is a beautiful song!!! I just heard it on "The Chi" for the first time, now I am going to listen to it every day. They picked the right song to end the season.

  44. JMJ -K

    what a song.

  45. Isaiah Payne

    This song makes me remember all the fun times and moments that me and my gf shard in our past relationship even we recently just broke up we still love each other and we still think about each other and this song also gives me hope that we'll get back together again one day soon

  46. Angel MartineZ

    Such a powerful true and timeless classic. Thank you god for using donny to deliver this song to mankind.....2019

  47. C V

    Que música linda!

  48. ashak614

    I dedicate this to NIpsey Hussle 💙💙💙💙

  49. Megan Matos

    R.i.P SASHA!!

  50. Colleen White

    The Walking Dead..Brought Me Here..Sasha In The Coffin Scene..

  51. King Jay

    Can someone direct me to more tracks like this - more so thematically?

  52. Henrique Sousa

    Why people keep bringing skin color to everything? "Black this", "song for black that". You're the ones segregating colors now, you know that, right? Enjoy the amazing music and FUCK skin color. We're all the same.

  53. Mario Avila

    Real soul music back when artist deliver a positive message with content that directly related to the time & culture.....
    I grew up in San Francisco listening to soul music in the late 70s.....
    I was really young but even then I could feel for the world and the message that Donny was singing

  54. Deanna Woody

    Beautiful song ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😍😍❤️😍❤️😍😍😍 😍😍 😍❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  55. Irv Motivates

    Sleep in peace Botham Jean! Dedicated to all my brothers! Take it from me someday we'll all be free!!

  56. tcobbin1

    My favorite song of all time. Powerful message

  57. Cali Williams


  58. Brigitte Pee_Fluellen

    This song made my cry.
    I dedicated this song to my Sister as well.
    Singing the truth.
    Miss you Donny.🎶🎵🎼👍👏😇😇😇😂😁💝❤💝❤💔❤💝❤💝❤😉💝💝💝

  59. Robin King

    Hope this play at my funeral ☝🏾this will be my last month in the physical ... it’s been real

  60. GeZinafeZ

    who came here from the walking dead



  62. Curtis Alexander Sr.

    Fat Albert brought me here. I was just a young child while looking through my Mom's albums I said "That man has a hat just like Rudy" and I would listen to "Mr. Rudy hat" all the time. So I've been a fan of Donny since the 70's and just didn't know it. Long live good music.

  63. Naaz Kh

    The walking dead brought me here

  64. Survival 410


  65. Mlucious67

    Malcolm X brought me hear

  66. AyesI ha Rainey

    I love this song 2k19

  67. Basil Shahiyd


  68. State P9988269

    I don't know why I had clicked on this song but I'm glad I did
    Friday the 13 2019

  69. Brandon Cabiness

    The Chi reminded me of this CLASSIC Donny Hathaway

  70. Andrea Mosby

    I’m late but the chi brought me here ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ awww reg 💔

  71. JP Watkins

    Impossibly soulful voice. Sing it King, sing it! One day we will be free! Free from the tyranny of hatred, and the brutality of hunger, and homelessness.

  72. Visionary Records

    This song is so powerful and so spiritual. When I listen to I just break down a d cry about my past.

  73. Allen Watkins

    2019 n Beyond.... this song is so powerful.

  74. Tatyana Thomas

    2019 anyone

  75. fishtail

    Sasha 😢

  76. John Tuff

    Keeeeeeeep onnnn WALKING TALL!!!!!🖤🖤🖤

  77. Cátia Cristina

    Sasha in The Walking Dead 😢

  78. Oscar Londoño

    The walking dead...

  79. epmarvelous001

    This Dysfunctional administration THINK they will Keep us in Bondage!!! This is their UNDER COVERED goal...

  80. Meije2

    Donny's voice gets right through my heart, regardless of the lyrics or melody...Tormented soul, I get you so right...

  81. The Greek Pianist

    Poor Sasha 😢 I always think of that episode of The Walking Dead, while she’s listening to this song on an iPod in the coffin....sad episode 💔

  82. Nazia Sayeed

    Came here from TWD 😂 love this song tho

  83. Gabriel Tiki

    i can literally sit in the dark and stare into space and listen to this on repeat. It soothes my soul

  84. Charlesbjtown

    Brighter days will soon be here!!!

  85. George Cherry

    Heard this on a greatest hits album trying only to listen to the closer I get to you and got closer to him. No coincidences huh?

  86. Donna Cobb

    Yes Yes Donnie you were truly a blessing to this world when you sang this to all the world thank you for your music your talent and your art Rest In Peace !! We thank God for you message what a blessing !!!


    Who else came here after the chi, one of the classics

  88. Zachary Manuel

    Season 7 episode 16 of the walking dead brought me here. Sasha was a jewel of a character and couldn’t think of a better and more beautiful song to play for her exit

  89. EverywhereDologenesis

    The irony behind this song is that he committed suicide. Well I guess you can say this song was foreshadowing 😔

  90. Dornail Mays

    Jay-Z - Legacy brought me here

  91. melody lovelife

    Martin Lawrence 90s series brought me here if you ever seen that episode where he lost his job and left Gina and went out of town to find himself

  92. Tookie Jackson

    Here because my parents record collection brought me here

  93. Gwen Renee

    I have NO clue as to what "the Chi" is, but if it brought to the amazing world of real ass music that existed oncist upon a time, glad for you!!!!!! Visit those songs/post??? to your right and listen to more conscious amazing lyrics with messages and meaning.

  94. ML MajortodaLeague

    "The Chi" brought me here....wow timeless classic inspiration music!

  95. Q DANTZ


  96. Elliot Grinch

    Classic turning point in The Walking Dead brought me here.

  97. Marion Walker, Jr.

    Anybody who is in the struggle should listen to this song.

    P Nunn

    Absolutely 👍