Michael McDonald - Sweet Freedom Lyrics




No more runnin' down the wrong road
Dancin' to a diff'rent drum
Can't you see what's goin' on
Deep inside your heart

Always searchin' for the real thing
Livin' like it's far away
Just leave all the madness in yesterday
You're holdin' the key
When you believe it

Shine sweet freedom
Shine your light on me
You are the magic
You're right where I wanna be
Oh sweet freedom carry me along
We'll keep the spirit alive on and on

We'll be dancin' in the moonlight
Smilin' with the risin' sun
Livin' like we've never done
Goin' all the way

Reachin' out to meet the changes
Touchin' every shining star
The light of tomorrow is right where we are
There's no turnin' back
From what I'm feeling

Shine sweet freedom
Shine your light on me
You are the magic
You're right where I wanna be
Oh sweet freedom carry me along
We'll keep the spirit alive on and on

'Cause there'll be starlight all night
When we're close together
Share those feelings dancin' in your eyes tonight
They're guiding us
Shinin' till the mornin' light

Shine sweet freedom
Shine your light on me
You are the magic
You're right where I wanna be
Oh sweet freedom carry me along
We'll keep the spirit alive on and on





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  1. Sameoldfitup 2008

    My wandering soul, how it aimlessly dwells Among darkened hills, amidst
    its unseen spells, And in the distance all that I hear: the summoning of
    bells. Far above me, the high boughs they are bending, The once hidden
    moon now slowly ascending And as it sings to the world its sleep song, I
    sit in its shadow and await my ending.

  2. Patricia Flores

    The spirit is still alive in 2020 ❤💕❤

  3. bronxsushi2

    I have to come here for the original recording of "Sweet Freedom". Spotify only has the "Live" version. If you don't believe me, see if you can find this song on Spotify.

  4. Nanda Mello

    One of fav jams in life!!!

  5. Yod Iamyou

    Pure joy...my early days in La Jolla and Del Mar and SanFran...yes!!🙏🌵🎹🎷🏵️🦁xx

  6. steve hale

    Love these guys! We were cops once, and young.

  7. Rugal Kof

    Grande hit!

  8. Deborah 4life

    I love this song ❤️💙😍🤩🤗

  9. cac mom

    It's so smooth!

  10. Anita Virdee

    Yippee have not heard this for ages still listening to this at 2020

  11. The Guy

    Still that lick.

  12. Charity Brown

    I’m up at 12:35am enjoying and reliving the good ol days. Now this is the kind of music I miss hearing🎶

  13. Arnell Disco

    Mike is a Baaaaad boy!

  14. Sanja Orange

    I'm telling you. this song was in my spirit I just had to hear it again.

  15. Asheru

    This song brings a tear to my eye lol

  16. Teresa H.

    Respect to the first "Bad Boys"! Good duo. There should have been a Running Scared II.

  17. Socio As

    This song have an armony and two high moments, unforgettable, give's so much personality to the film

  18. Bull

    Que olhos lindos ele tem😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘todo lindão🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷

  19. Andrea Carelli

    Mr mc Donald. One word. SEXY !!!!

  20. Denise Allen

    Gives me nostalgic tingles 2020

  21. Cullen Duke

    TimeSuck brought me here.

  22. Graham W

    Triple M!! Hail Nimrod

  23. Slavce Gjikoski

    2020 anybody!!

  24. Samara Holman

    Michael McDonald has the most amazing voice I’ve ever heard. Love this song and video!!!❤️

  25. jlp613

    Back when pop music used to be good.

  26. Some Random Dude

    No more runnin' down the wrong road
    Dancin' to a different drum
    Can't you see what's goin' on
    Deep inside your heart?

    Always searchin' for the real thing
    Livin' like it's far away
    Just leave all the madness in yesterday
    You're holdin' the key when you believe it

    Shine, sweet freedom
    Shine your light on me
    You are the magic
    You're right where I wanna be

    Oh, sweet freedom, carry me along
    We'll keep the spirit alive on and on

    We'll be dancin' in the moonlight
    Smilin' with the risin' sun
    Livin' like we've never done
    Goin' all the way

    Reachin' out to meet the changes
    Touchin' every shining star
    The light of tomorrow is right where we are
    There's no turnin' back from what I'm feeling

    Shine, sweet freedom
    Shine your light on me
    You are the magic
    You're right where I wanna be

    Oh, sweet freedom, carry me along
    We'll keep the spirit alive on and on

    'Coz there'll be starlight all night
    When we're close together
    Share those feelings dancin' in your eyes
    Tonight they're guiding us
    Shinin' till the mornin' light

  27. Eefje van den Berg

    Please add this version to Spotify🙏

  28. Zoey the red wolf yt

    1:52 SAMPLE FORM INTERNET CLUB : THE SHARPER IMAGE IF ONLY YOU

  29. Chris F

    Great song and great movie.

  30. Peter Lydon

    ...... um, MM was one of the '70s guys that went '80s (and he, 'blue eyed soul' - good, but not great. (Thank god he didn't become a COMPLETE  Kenny Loggins twin tho).... but CLOSE-!

  31. Sherla Sam

    Love this song since I was a small girl

  32. Rodolfo Ayala

    Greatness Amen 🙏🏻 💃🇵🇷🇺🇸💃🇵🇷🇵🇷🇺🇸🙏🏻.

  33. PSYCHO KIDS

    Lmao I came from roomie

  34. Life-is-Inspiring

    I was 14 when I first listened to this song; I am 48 now and still miss the day I listened to the song. The world should have stopped at 80s. Any thing that comes after is not worthy to be remembered

  35. Togo Burrows

    Guys you’re looking kinda buzzed there🥴

  36. InhumanCondition

    How about that little 'White Nights' nod with Crystal and Hines at 2:57? RIP Gregory Hines. An excellent dancer, actor and gentleman. You are missed.

  37. MissTia777

    4th grade memories!

  38. Bianca Hölzel

    🥰🥰🥰🥰

  39. terry reynolds

    Music in general in the last 20 years is unimaginative, and a lot of it is sampled from the music of yesteryear..........

  40. Brad Donnell

    Why the [email protected] can’t I get this in iTunes?

    MissTia777

    Because this song is ancient!

  41. Cat & Mouse

    Deliciously uplifting

  42. Ramelak1

    What a great song...from a great era. Why is it that present day music is shiite? Or is it that good music is forever dead?

  43. mr q45

    God I miss the 80's

  44. Deirdre Stewart

    Found this beauty at last !☔☀

  45. Justin Figgins

    The only movie soundtrack music video that caused me to go watch the film it was from.... And the film kicked ass.... Thank you Michael, Gregory, RIP, & Billy....

  46. Skaterbun

    Back when life was free and simple not over analysed. I blame the platform that YouTube sits upon, the Internet, it destroyed innocence and originality.

  47. How I See It

    When I'm high, no song tops this. Obsessed with the beat and the vocals.

  48. john lindsey

    The chorus is that deal, I wanna do the hustle at somebody wedding to this

  49. john lindsey

    Heard it on black-ish, brought back memories, brought me here, very relevant and uplifting. I always thought he was black lol.

  50. Kev Cumiskey

    Classic 80's, good times. 😁

  51. Shae Nicole Lloyd

    I heard this playing in the background on Black-ish. I had to come here to listen to it in full

  52. Roland Gündling

    Love the old ones!

  53. note2owns

    This was filmed at the Santa Monica Pier. Beautiful place!!

  54. Sheila Mendes

    Q homem liiiiiiiindo

  55. Henrik Sörensson

    Top 5 song for me! Brings so much hope, love and joy!

  56. George Gonzalez

    Just heard this on radio and had to pull it up I'm 63 and still dig this tune great memories of the 80's. Michael Mc Donald has that silky soul voice and Billy crystal and Gregory Hines (RIP) were great together.

  57. chickenboy

    They were playing this in Home Depot and now I can't get it out of my head!!! God help me. Its so awful!!!

  58. Stephen Baucom

    This song blows

  59. LAM 52580

    What a groove! Love the chorus progression

  60. note2owns

    Michael McDonald and Rick Astley, the "I thought he was a black man singing" duo..

  61. MichaelAngelo Taylor

    I love, love, LOVE The 80s!

  62. Blaze Nor

    Black-ish brought me here

  63. Sam Stanley

    Best movie ever made😍😍

  64. Rauf Sahin

    Why 80s movies and songs are beautiful..not like craps these dayzz...

  65. Robin Holbrook

    I forgot Gregory can sing too. Remember the song he did with Luther Vandross

  66. Robin Holbrook

    What is the name of the movie Billy crystal and Gregory Hines

  67. Bones ss

    Who's here because of family guy

  68. Jerra Maurice

    Gregory Hines was so hot 🔥🔥🔥

  69. Rosalie lang

    what movie is this from

    catdad19700

    Rosalie lang Running Scared

  70. Bluefox from the Bluegrass

    I love Michael!

  71. Charles Crisp

    This is so 80s I went back in time Ha ha.

  72. Bob cummings

    We still want SWEET FREEDOM in 2020!

  73. Howard Sharrott

    Love this tune from the 80's! Wish this track was available for individual download on amazon.  Its only available with full album download, what's with that?

  74. Klaus Heissler

    Many people don't know Michael McDonanld was one of the Doobie Brothers.

  75. Ras Alghul

    I remember seeing this on MTV all the time after school.

  76. Tiffany Frazier

    This song and Michael goes together.💕

  77. Brock Nichols

    This song makes want to take over the world..

  78. South Paw

    Feel good music!!!!

  79. Bob Bayliss

    Should be the Brexit anthem!

  80. finster1968

    There are so few things in life that are consistent. The familiarity and joy of Michael McDonald’s voice is one comforting exception.

  81. Lenka Awad

    can some one post the lyrics please?

  82. Hog Major

    LETS NOT FORGET MIKEY'S A 🔥🔥DOOBIE BROTHER 🔥🔥🔥

  83. Hog Major

    LOVE DA MOVIE🔥🔥🔥(SLEEPER HIT) LOVE DA VIDEO 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥BACK WHEN DA STARS WERE.. ALL IN DA VIDEOS PROMOTIN DA MOVIE N SHIT🤔🤔🤔 IF U LOVE THAT SHIT😍 COME TO THE 80S COME FUCK WITH DA 80S🔥🔥🔥🖕🏿🔥🖕🏿🖕🏿🔥🤣🤣🤣🤣😝ME DOIN MY SUGE KNIGHT 🤣😝😝😎😎😎🔥🖕🏿🖕🏿🖕🏿🖕🏿🖕🏿🔥

  84. Hog Major

    QUADRUPLE TRIPLE DOUBLELY FUCK DA 1.9K MUTHAFUCKAS WHO HATIN THIS FUCKIN HIT🖕🏿🖕🏿🖕🏿🖕🏿🖕🏿CMON COME HERE LET KICK SUM SWEET FREEDOM INTO YO DEAD ASSES🤣🤣🔥🔥🖕🏿🖕🏿🖕🏿🖕🏿🖕🏿🖕🏿🖕🏿🖕🏿

  85. Noah Partic

    Gregory Hines is enjoying his Sweet Freedom in Heaven to this day.
    RIP😭.

  86. Gabrielle Dicierson

    great movie too duh!

  87. Gabrielle Dicierson

    Rad vid, lyrics, he sings and looks great...great movue too...Awesome remember this?????

  88. Nick Barber

    Why’s this song not on Spotify? Then I can finally complete my 80’s playlist.

  89. Gerald Wright

    Yacht Rock 12!

  90. Tariq Isa

    Takes me back to my childhood and fond memories, how wonderful the 80's were!

  91. Brian Adams

    Where can one get this song? Not on amazon or iTunes (that I can find). This is tragic

  92. Brian Adams

    Top ten movie ever... and song and don’t @ me

  93. Kdubz Whittingham

    Top 5!!!

  94. Kenneth Wong A Tsoi

    To all my peers who are in their fifties. During our teen years in the 80's we were fantasizing about growing up. Here we are now, grown up and fantasizing about going back to the 80's. Is this live crazy or is it just me?

  95. Darien L

    Man this is the total jam. Kids take note.

  96. GamingWithGeorge

    I love that music sincelery Nicole and he is a good singer. Michael McDonald

  97. jerome carswell

    I’m stuck in time! 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.

  98. Richard McGaw

    One of the best 80's tracks full stop. Makes me smile every time I listen to it which is at least once a week. Takes me back to a time and place. Brilliant!!

  99. dominique r

    Awww Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines had excellent chemistry!! Wow!! Billy and Gregory was handsome back then too!!!! Woo!! RIP gregory

  100. Brenda

    Michael had a great voice and sexy too! Love it.