We Shall Be Free

This stirring anthem from Garth Brooks combined with poignant images from around our planet encourages, inspires and challenges each one of us to get involved with people’s needs both close to home and around the world. “Do Your Part” is a personal appeal to make a difference in our communities at a time of great need, which is also a time of opportunity. Pass It On.


This ain't comin' from no prophet
Just an ordinary man
When I close my eyes I see
The way this world shall be
When we all walk hand in hand
When the last child cries for a crust of bread
When the last man dies for just words that he said
When there's shelter over the poorest head
We shall be free
And when money talks for the very last time
And nobody walks a step behind
When there's only one race and that's mankind
Then we shall be free
Stand straight, walk proud, have a little faith, hold out
We shall be free
We shall be free
We shall be free

Do Your Part. Pass It On!

Pass It On®


Your Comments
Deb from New York FEBRUARY 24, 2021
I love this one so very much!!

Remiyah OCTOBER 28, 2020
I love this and you can be happy

Wanda Ruíz from Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 USA  MAY 1, 2020
I’m so impressed with these beautiful messages so needed to be practiced in every day lives ! Sincere thank you for all the videos!

Patricia pultz from Wind gap pa SEPTEMBER 13, 2019
I would love to hug the world. So many decent people that are suffering it's senseless

Evie from Knoxville, TN APRIL 24, 2019
Been Passing it On for a few years. Thanks for this video, which I will post.

Rebecca from OH JANUARY 12, 2018
Love this

Alex from Merritt Island,FL MAY 25, 2016
I love this song!!!!!

Michelle from Syracuse MARCH 9, 2016
Love this song especially this verse: "When we're free to love anyone we choose When this world's big enough for all different views"

April from PA SEPTEMBER 13, 2015
I LOVE these videos! I have used them as a teacher and found them to be a great way to share important messages in a way that gets kids' attention. Keep up the great work Foundation For A Better Life!!

Jessica Smith from Buena Park, CA DECEMBER 15, 2013
I saw "Finish Line" on TV, and had to come to the website. And then I saw this one, and now I am bawling even harder. This is a very moving video. Does Garth proud, I am sure.

Sandi Shaw-Deyo from Katy DECEMBER 2, 2013
Beautiful illustration of an already packed with potency "Garth" song

Jacinta Rao from Botswana NOVEMBER 25, 2013
Every word is so true. Am deeply touched. Thank you.

Leasa Fortune from Baltimore NOVEMBER 25, 2013
Hi, Just saw this commercial on tv and had to immediately visit your website. And I am so glad I did! I anticipate discovering many inspiring thing as I explore it in the days to come. All the best, Leasa Fortune

alex rameriz from san diego OCTOBER 30, 2013
play this at my school

Barbara Turner from Anchorage, Alaska SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
Touches me deeply each time I see/hear it. Thank You and God Bless

alfred from woodland hills, ca SEPTEMBER 11, 2013
Thank you Values.com! Thank you Garth Brooks! Thanks to all the beautiful people in the video. Very, very moving spot, emotionally touching and uplifting. Great spot, design, photography and production....thank you technical staff.

kris from gilman il AUGUST 19, 2013
loved the guys on the subway and how people can come together

Gayle from Michigan AUGUST 18, 2013
Love this so much! Thank You.

robert parkins from Bay Area, Ca JULY 21, 2013

Roger from West palm beach, fl. JULY 5, 2013
Just wanted to thank you and welcome back!! It is heart Warming to see people who still really care about our Country. You provide a rare service. "In God We Trust" ! Thanks!

linda from ohio JUNE 1, 2013
This video really touch my heart I would love to see the entire performance of all especially the guys on the subway

monica from florida APRIL 9, 2013
why the short version? thank you for opening hearts.

Lindsey from Florida MARCH 17, 2013
This song is so amazing!!!! It isn't about just America. It is about all the world. One time or another we all come together in unison.

Charlie D. from Wyoming, N.Y. FEBRUARY 24, 2013
There is something so charming and endearing about the Lady in the African dress. Her little smile and that small shake of her head is so heart-warming. Her attitude says it all.

Ricardo moreno from EL MIRAGE AZ JANUARY 29, 2013
This song is a great message for all of us to hear and a great song!

ricardo moreno from el mirage az JANUARY 28, 2013
I think that we should help our community and do what this song says. It's really sad to see people suffer a lot.

ricky m from el mirage az JANUARY 28, 2013
Nice song, love the singer!

Dawn Birdsong from Corvallis Oregon NOVEMBER 19, 2012
What happened to the third stanza of this song? It was so much stronger with that part in. I remember these comments, most of them were written about the 90 second version. Can we have that one back? it was more meaningful.

Karen from TX NOVEMBER 18, 2012
I love this commercial and I don't want anyone to feel like this message isn't possible. It starts with us.

Ann B. from Glenbeulah, WI AUGUST 31, 2012
The song by itself teaches a huge lesson!

Billie Gibson from Greenwood, DE AUGUST 29, 2012
The greatest song ever sung...shouldn't the world live by these words?

Beatriz Ruiz from La Vegas AUGUST 1, 2012
This video touched my heart, it is very beautiful and moved me a lot. God bless you.

harry williams from grand rapids,michigan AUGUST 1, 2012
I just want to say I've seen the commercial "We Shall Be Free," it is such a beautiful song and gives a feeling of joy and peace. I sing on a praise team and I love the harmony! This touches my heart! Keep playing it, the world needs joy!

Laura from Carpinteria CA.,USA MAY 6, 2012
I just sat and listened to as many as I could -Please keep them coming-such a feeling of Love,Grace,Peace Hope and Oneness-- We are not sparate -We are !NOT -Alone -Just keep them comingThank You !!!!!

abdoolkayum from mumbai,india APRIL 26, 2012
Thank you for the great videos over all.

Tina from Canada MARCH 14, 2012
Has this song been edited? The part about no one being left behind appears to be missing from the video. That was my favourite part.

Sarah G from Albany, New York FEBRUARY 11, 2012
Wow! If we all do our part and look out for each other, that's when we are free. If we all follow our dreams and use our talents to make the world better, we'll be free. Let's all do something to make the world better.

Dian Adams from LaPlace, Louisiana FEBRUARY 5, 2012
When I was walking my dog in the neighborhood, my dog and I were attacked and bitten. This was a strong "bulldog type" dog. Everyone said I should sue the owner. I heard your T.V. commercial, and went to the owner and told him I didn't want him to pay for my hospital bills or vet. bill. All I wanted him to do was get training for his dog so he wouldn't be put to sleep. I have always been a good person, but your commercial made me a better person. P.S. We both are O.K.

Frances from Atlanta, Georgia - USA JANUARY 26, 2012
Love this song. Love the true brotherhood it shows. Wish the whole world was like this. After all, we all want to be free and safe from all harm. From my lips to God's ears.


christina jones from grayson DECEMBER 27, 2011
I love the song and how it moves me and the scenes in my life. It helps me stand straight walk proud have a little faith and hold on.

Zuhaib Jamal from Islamabad,Pakistan NOVEMBER 15, 2011
we must be like that, its necessary

Linda from California OCTOBER 28, 2011
I love this commercial and the song. The words to the song are so true and touching. What a wonderful world this would be if every person implemented these values in their lives.

Dolores Bertrand from Hamshire, TX 77622 OCTOBER 28, 2011
If it could only be!!! Thanks to values.com (and to Garth Brooks) for this unbelievably 'to the point' beautiful song.

Jack from Oakland California OCTOBER 27, 2011
wow awesome commercial! it's interesting and true at the same time, we should all help each other out. I like it!

Gloria Bean from Sandy, OR OCTOBER 22, 2011
I love the ads I am seeing from Values.com. This is one of my favorite. It brings tears to my eyes each time I see and hear it. It is great!!!

All of your commercials are great, but this one really moves me. Great job Values.com.

tina lawrence from california SEPTEMBER 30, 2011
I love this song and the commercial! Great great job to all that gave this to all of us. I pray we can make a huge difference in the world! thanks again.

Carmen Ramirez-Boyd from Poland, Ohio SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
Awesome video! Shows the compassion in people helping those in need everywhere on this earth! I love it and this is the reason why I go on missions trip here in the U.S and in other countries. Just love, love, love this video

Robert from Columbus, OH SEPTEMBER 10, 2011
Infectious tune with a great message. I especially appreciate the line "When the last man dies for just words that he said." One day.

Me from Colombia AUGUST 24, 2011
I think it was such a great video I really liked it

hezo90 from viet nam AUGUST 14, 2011
I really like watching theses commercials, I'm a beginner studying English. I want to make a friends with someone in the world. I'll show you about my country and help you can help me improve my English.

Joseph M from Cincinnati JULY 17, 2011
Beautiful, wonderful ad. Very, very well done. Thank you, Garth Brooks.

Nana D from Racine, Wisconsin JUNE 19, 2011
2:30am Couldn't sleep, turned on TV, saw this commercial. What a great song and great message. I cried.

Noe from Slymar JUNE 17, 2011
Good song

Noe from Slymar JUNE 4, 2011

Julius Washington Jr from Charlotte NC MAY 28, 2011
I love this commercial and this song!! My little 2yr old sings this through the house!!....Says a lot about this song doesn't it?

Loullou from San Diego MAY 28, 2011
I want to learn more about the lovely Indian/Hindi/??? woman in the commercial. There is just something about her and that little head shake she makes while smiling. If you know anything about this topic, please post. My apologies on not knowing the correct country of origin. Thank you.

Noe from Slymar MAY 27, 2011
Best one.

Noe from Slymar MAY 22, 2011

Ray D from Cincinnati, OH MAY 20, 2011
Terrific commercial but I like all of your spots. Every one of them carry positive positions. Could you teach our politicians to do the same?

Noe from Slymar MAY 19, 2011
Good song

Noe from Slymar MAY 19, 2011
Best song ever!

Susan DeLano from Boy River, Minnesota APRIL 14, 2011
This touches my heart. It portrays my fillings about the world we live in. I pray that it makes a difference to many.

Philip Fogerty from Sun Prairie MARCH 24, 2011
I always watch this commercial, when it comes on. Most commercials I tune out.

Kendu from NYC/ BCC MARCH 11, 2011
The lyrics say it all. Great job!!!!!!

Lorie A. from United States MARCH 7, 2011
This message brings tears to my eyes everytime I see it because it is so powerful & true. If we could come together & follow its mandate this world would be a better place!

Vanessa from Corinth, MS MARCH 2, 2011
We Shall Be Free!! Love love love that song and love what it stands for . Freedom and Peace!!

Jenny Smedley from England FEBRUARY 20, 2011
There's something about the words and the voice that has the ability to touch everyone.

Chris from Arizona FEBRUARY 20, 2011
These videos are a great reminder. They are produced so well. Whenever I hear one of them on TV, I can't help but stop what I'm doing and watch. I hope the funding for this continues. I think we need postive examples in front of us.

MajorWilliamsTree from Michigan FEBRUARY 12, 2011
The soundtrack for this is taken from the song "We Shall Be Free", the 1st track of Garth Brooks' 1992 album "The Chase"... It is good, isn't it?... :)

Debra from Starkville, Ms FEBRUARY 9, 2011
I love this song and what it stands for! Where can we buy a copy of the song? My grandson watches your commercials. The one where the young man gives his seat on the bus to the elderly lady. We went to an open concert and sat in lawn chairs. This elderly lady brought a garbage bag to sit on the ground. He gave her the chair that he was sitting in. Your commercials are being watched and are helping all. Keep up the good work!!!

Allan P from Goa, India JANUARY 24, 2011
May this come to pass

Mark, W from Aurora, CO JANUARY 19, 2011
Best TV spot ever produced. EVER.

Mark, W from Aurora, CO JANUARY 18, 2011
We Shall Be Free. What a great video!

Sherri H. from Dallas,TX JANUARY 18, 2011
This is probably my most absolute favorite video on this website-no, on the entire World Wide Web. It is so inspirational and encourages us to reach out and help others who are in need of it.

GG McClatchey from Memphis,TN JANUARY 15, 2011
Free - that the key to the ills that plague us ALL. It was so beautiful. I loved it.

Mary D from CA JANUARY 13, 2011
Wish I could share the We Shall Be Free video on my Facebook page.

Elaine H from Juneau, AK JANUARY 10, 2011
This is so wonderful - especially during these times of irresponsible, unthinkable killings. Thanks for all you do in trying to unite us with good solid values..

Esther P from Chagrin Falls, Ohio DECEMBER 31, 2010

Jennifer G from Manalapan, NJ DECEMBER 31, 2010
Thank you for portraying this beautiful message to the rest of the world. Being a kind person gets harder and harder in this world and this message gives us great hope to keep on keepin on! Keep spreading the message one person at a time :)

Auntie L from RI DECEMBER 30, 2010
This is all I've known. Amen.

Tomy M from Miami DECEMBER 29, 2010
I only pray this becomes a reality for my island nation of Cuba!!

Ruth A. from Marquette MI NOVEMBER 21, 2010
Through tears, I say Thank You! for this beautiful portrayal of how this world can care for each other. Blessings.

John I from Oceanside California NOVEMBER 12, 2010
We shall be free...Choosing to make a difference one person at a time...Up with People does it everyday.

Jason Spencer from Wilmington, NC OCTOBER 30, 2010
I love the positive, uplifting messages and music! Even the innate skeptic in me sees no agenda other than sharing positive, tolerant messages to advocate love and charity! Thank you Keep it up!

Mary Ann Cadag from Phillipines/ Sorsogon City OCTOBER 21, 2010
I want your philosophical views in life and hope that following these values may lead us to a better future regardless of color and social status in life.

Jill M from Canada OCTOBER 14, 2010

Julie O from Florida OCTOBER 12, 2010
This has to be the best "commercial" I've ever seen! THANK YOU!!!

Marcel Myrick-Johnson from New York, USA OCTOBER 6, 2010

Kari S from Nebraska SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
This commercial couldn't have come at a better time. Hate and persecution are the evil in our nation; thanks for combating it with us!

Debbe G from Leesburg, Fl. JULY 14, 2010
EVERY WORD in this song is true. It reflects exactly how I feel, but usually have a hard time expressing. Thank You.

Lady Samm from Niagara MAY 20, 2010
"YOU" remind me to be FREE. Free with my passion, free with my time, free to be "ME". And "THAT" is what I am most grateful for, free to share that with you.

CHRISTINA JONES from Grayson, GA MAY 15, 2010
Thanks for lending a hand. LET ME BE FREE.

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