Thursday, April 3, 2014

Freedom


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It is finally spring in Connecticut. Today was one of those days when I felt like I could conquer the world during my run -- or, at least deal with today's challenges. During my three mile run, the feeling of being one with nature was incredibly empowering. I felt so free as I pounded the pavement and listened to some great tunes --  I was omnipotent!

I listened to one of my all-time favorite running songs, Race to the End.  This song is a vocal version based on the Chariots of Fire main theme song, Titles, from Vangelis' album, Chariots of Fire.  Yes, my playlist actually includes some slow, but meaningful songs that I am able to really connect with -- these songs may be slow, but they do not slow me down at all.  If you have never seen the movie, Chariots of Fire, add it to your "to-do" list.  For those who have seen the movie or know the theme song from the movie, you will be familiar with Vangelis' instrumental version. Very few people seem to know the lycrics, however, to Race to the End.  I love this version and hope you find it inspirational.  

Please click on the following link to listen to a vocal performance of Race to the End, performed by Jane Olivor in concert:  Jane Olivor Singing RACE TO THE END and see lyrics below.



RACE TO THE END 



There is one freedom
Man running along
Each step that he's taking
A step to his soul

The passion and courage
It takes to be there
A man and his spirit
Alive in the air

And if he should stumble
as he goes
If he should fall
It won't really matter
If he knows
he gave it his all

The way becomes clearer
The way is complete
The need to be winning
Admit no defeat


The circles together
Hold hands to the sky
The freedom of running
The freedom to fly

And if he should stumble
as he goes
If he should fall
It won't really matter
If he knows
he gave it his all

Let no one surround himself with pain
But use it to free him
The game is to learn to live again
A race to the end
To try to the end
The game is to learn to live again
A race to the end


Lyrics by:  Jon Anderson 

Relish in the Freedom!