A Great Day for Freedom" is a song by Pink Floyd from their 1994 album, The Division Bell. The song, originally titled "In Shades of Grey", addresses the great hopes following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the disappointment that followed. David Gilmour stated: There was a wonderful moment of optimism when the Wall came down – the release of Eastern Europe from the non-democratic side of the socialist system. But what they have now doesn't seem to be much better.
Freedom Day is a public holiday in South Africa celebrated on 27 April. It celebrates freedom and commemorates the first post-apartheid elections held on that day in 1994. The elections were the first non-racial national elections where everyone of voting age of over 18 from any race group, including foreign citizens permanently resident in South Africa, were allowed to vote.
Tryna rain, tryna rain on the thunder Tell the storm I'm new I'ma walk, I'ma march on the regular Painting white flags blue Lord, forgive me, I've been running Running blind in truth I'ma rain, I'ma rain on this bitter love Tell the sweet I'm new. I'm telling these tears, "Go and fall away, fall away," oh May the last one burn into flames. Freedom! Freedom! I can't move Freedom, cut me loose! Yeah Freedom! Freedom!