Nina Simone - 'I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free'
Nina Simone's unforgettable soul-stirring Montreux Jazz Festival performance of 'I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free.'
The video showcases Nina Simone's soul-stirring performance of "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free" at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1976.
Her powerful vocals, emotive piano playing, and commanding stage presence captivate the audience, leaving a lasting impression of her immense talent and unwavering advocacy for freedom and equality.
I wish I knew how |
It would feel to be free |
I wish I could break |
All the chains holding me |
I wish I could say |
All the things that I should to say |
Say 'em loud say 'em clear |
For the whole round world to hear |
I wish I could share |
All the love that's in my heart |
Remove all the bars |
That keep us apart |
I wish you could know |
What it means to be me |
Then you'd see and agree |
Everyone should be free |
I wish I could give |
All I'm longin' to give |
I wish I could live |
Like I'm longin' to live |
I wish I could do |
All the things that I can do |
Though I'm way overdue |
I'd be starting anew. |
I wish I could be like a bird in the sky |
How sweet it would be |
If I found out I could fly |
I'd soar to the sun |
And look down at the sea |
And I sing 'cause I know |
I already know |
how it feels to be free.
Nina Simone (1933 - 2003) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and civil rights activist.
Her music spanned styles including classical, folk, gospel, blues, jazz, R&B, and pop.
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