Freedom By Anthony Hamilton & Elayna Boynton

Django Unchained Soundtrack

2012 | Folk

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“Facing the fear that the truth, I discover, no telling how, all these will work out, but I've come to far to go back now."


  • The album hit #53 on the Billboard 200, #36 on the Digital Albums chart and #4 on the Soundtrack Albums chart.
  • Anthony Cornelius Hamilton has been nominated for 17 Grammy Awards.
  • Ennio Morricone, is an Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor, and former trumpet player. Morricone has composed over 400 scores for cinema and television, as well as over 100 classical works 1966's The Good, the Bad and the Uglywhich was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.


Luke Tatum

First of all, what an intense movie this comes from. The song reminds me a lot of Jordan Peterson's rule number 7: "Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient.)" Freedom is something that many of us seem to be chasing. Freedom from the state, financial freedom, freedom to spend our time how we please, freedom to spend more time with our families, freedom of association. Many of these freedoms can be reduced down to "financial freedom," which allows us the flexibility to do many of the other things we may seek freedom for. But ultimately, I think even one step further is to say we want to be free from direct control by anyone or any organization. Life, as I see it, should be something like this: A nurturing state of reduced freedom, gradually relaxed as one appoaches adulthood. A parent's role should be to properly prepare children for complete freedom. Once free, children should fully explore and form their own ideas in the world. If they choose to and on their own terms, they can agree to be bound by certain restrictions: joining a board of directors, getting married, running a small business, etc. These are restrictions on one's freedom, to be sure. But by being voluntary, I do not see it fit to call them "tyrannical." Contracts we are forced into--the "social contract," or slavery, to name two examples--are tyrannical because they are imposed.

Sherry Voluntary

We’re all looking for freedom, right? The difference is that some people are willing to pay more for it than others. Take those that started the Revolution that allowed America to break away from Britain. I read once that it was only 3% of the population that actually wanted to part ways. That 3% though, unlike those tough guys with the III sticker next to the thin blue line stickers on their cars, actually made it happen, and didn't get confused about who and what the Redcoats were. It was more than mental ascent for bootlickers. Just like the slaves and people who participated in the underground railroad, or the Germans who hid Jews. There comes a time when you have to put up or shut up.

Nicky P

I've never seen the movie this was from. It seemed cool enough. Maybe a little emotionally charged for my tastes. I do enjoy this song however. I'm a sucker for a solid simple beat and some soul. I'm personally not thrilled with the lyrics for this song. They meander and don't say a whole hell of a lot. Terrible lyrics aside, the vocal delivery really sells the search. That might be more important as far as i'm concerned. Can any of us truly articulate what freedom is?

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