Beyonce – Freedom (International Day Of The Girl Video)

I had my ups and downs, but I always find the inner strength to pull myself up. I was served lemons, but I made lemonade
Tryna rain, tryna rain on the thunder

Ten Hail Marys, I meditate for practice
[Outro: Kendrick Lamar]
Like yeah, open correctional gates in higher desert
May the last one burn into flames
Hear me out
Code on me, drive on me
Wicked, my spirit inspired me
[Pre-Chorus: Beyoncé]
Tell the storm I’m new
Breathe for me, sing for me
Cause I need freedom too!
Stole from me, lied to me, nation hypocrisy

Cause a winner don’t quit on themselves

Cause I need freedom too!
I pray it forever reads
Where are you? Freedom! Freedom!
And when they carve my name inside the concrete
Won’t let my freedom rot in hell
I’ma wade, I’ma wave through the waters
Yeah, I keep runnin’, jump in the aqueducts
Eight blocks left, death is around the corner
Seven misleadin’ statements ’bout my persona
Freedom! Where are you? Freedom!
Cause a winner don’t quit on themselves
[Chorus: Beyoncé]
But mama, don’t cry for me, ride for me
Smoke alarms on the back of us
May the last one burn into flames
[Pre-Chorus: Beyoncé]
I break chains all by myself
Tell the tide, "Don’t move"
I can’t move Freedom! Freedom!

[Chorus: Beyoncé]
Channel 9 news tell me I’m movin’ backwards
Try for me, live for me
Painting white flags blue
Cause I need freedom too!
I’m telling these tears, "Go and fall away, fall away"

Call me bulletproof
I could be more than I gotta be
Five-O askin’ me what’s in my possession
I break chains all by myself
Won’t let my freedom rot in hell

Honestly guidin’ me
I’ma wade, I’ma wave through your shallow love
I’m telling these tears, "Go and fall away, fall away"
Cause a winner don’t quit on themselves
Lord forgive me, I’ve been running
I’ma rain, I’ma rain on this bitter love
I’ma walk, I’ma march on the regular
Oh father can you hear me? Is it truth you seek?
[Verse 3: Kendrick Lamar]
I’ma keep running Hey!
Freedom, cut me loose!
Fire hydrants and hazardous
I can’t move Freedom! Freedom!
Tell the deep I’m new
[Chorus: Beyoncé]
Is it truth you seek? Oh father can you hear me?

[Verse 1: Beyoncé]
[Verse 2: Beyoncé]
[Spoken: Hattie White]
Freedom, cut me loose!
Yeah, open the streets and watch our beliefs
I’ma keep running Hey!
Six headlights wavin’ in my direction
Freedom, cut me loose!
Hey! I’ma keep running
I break chains all by myself
I’ma riot, I’ma riot through your borders

Tell the sweet I’m new
Runnin’ blind in truth
Won’t let my freedom rot in hell
Freedom! Freedom! I can’t move
Running blind in truth
Yeah, open our mind as we cast away oppression
What you want from me?
Lord forgive me, I’ve been runnin’

Freedom! Freedom! Where are you?
What you want from me?