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Redemption Song

Eddie Vedder and Beyonce

If Bob Marley’s anthem doesn’t evoke the spirit of hope and resilience we love at AIR, I don’t know what would! This beautiful cover by Beyoncé & Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder will make you feel just a little better about the prospects for humanity. And the cameo clip from Nelson Mandela doesn’t hurt either. 

Lyrics copied below. Breathe deep and enjoy!

Old pirates, yes, they rob I

Sold I to the merchant ships

Minutes after they took I

From the bottomless pit

But my hand was made strong

By the hand of the Almighty

We forward in this generation

Triumphantly

Won’t you help to sing

These songs of freedom?

‘Cause all I ever have

Redemption songs

Redemption songs

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery

None but ourselves can free our minds

Have no fear for atomic energy

‘Cause none of them can stop the time

How long shall they kill our prophets

While we stand aside and look?

Some say it’s just a part of it

We’ve got to fulfil the book

Won’t you help to sing

Another song of freedom

‘Cause all I ever have

Redemption songs

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery

None but ourselves can free our mind

Whoa, have no fear for atomic energy

‘Cause none of them can stop the time

Won’t you help to sing

Another song of freedom

‘Cause all I ever have

Redemption songs

Songs of freedom

Redemption songs

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