Free

Whether flying free or working in chains
We're all one day doomed to debris…
But I will not surrender
And I know I'll always be free…
Standing here staring out the window
Of what used to be a regular view
The world seems so beautiful
When it's about to fall down on you

I can taste the fear and the horror
Of the thousands that stand with me
But I will not surrender
To become mere memory…
I see others jump to their deaths
Giving up to the last resort
But I will not be broken
And I won't let my ego abort

I will stand here and wait for my fate
Because I know it just won't help to run
While I say good-bye to this world I knew
Terrible and beautiful as one

But I will not be overcome
I will not be taken away
I will not be a statistic
In the thousands that die today
And I have not been conquered
By this seeming twist of fate
I am not a pawn
In this deathly dance of hate
I will never surrender
To this inhumanity
I will not be broken…
And at this moment I am free

The smoke is hazy and thick
But my mind will always be clear
As I stand gazing out my window
I had a strange but wonderful time here
Whether it be terror or hate
Or even accident, which I doubt
I will never surrender
Though I know my time has run out

Don't cry for me, America
Time will come one day for us all
Cry for the hate and the misunderstanding
That made these great towers fall
I give you my promise and blessing
As I feel the ground start to shake
Open your eyes and realize
How humanity is at stake

Just promise me, America
That you'll remember this tragedy
And that you'll use that sad memory
To be always the land of the free

And I will not be overcome
I will not be taken away
I will not be a statistic
In the thousands that die today
And I have not been conquered
By this seeming twist of fate
I am not a pawn
In this deathly dance of hate
I will never surrender
To this inhumanity
I will not be broken…
And at this moment I am free

I leave this world with nothing
But a solemn memory
And the promise that at this moment
I know that I'm truly free