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Philadelphia Freedom Lyrics

Artist: Elton John


Philadelphia Freedom
Elton John
Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Released as a UK single in February, 1975

I used to be a rolling stone
You know if the cause was right
I'd leave to find the answer on the road
I used to be a heart beating for someone
But the times have changed
The less I say the more my work gets done

`Cause I live and breathe this Philadelphia freedom
From the day that I was born I've waved the flag
Philadelphia freedom took me knee-high to a man
Yeah gave me peace of mind my daddy never had

Oh Philadelphia freedom shine on me, I love you
Shine a light through the eyes of the ones left behind
Shine a light shine a light
Shine a light won't you shine a light
Philadelphia freedom I love you, yes I do

If you choose to you can live your life alone
Some people choose the city
Some others choose the good old family home
I like living easy without family ties
Till the whippoorwill of freedom zapped me
Right between the eyes
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1975 Big Pig Music Limited
Comments/Interpretations
by peter kelbie on 2/18/2011 10:44am
A cool song indeed i recall that period in time and i still love this song i never really thought Elton could sing so well' but i was wrong sorry.I think this song i shall play in the car on root home to Scotland on a very hot summers day with a big smoke cool
by Bytor69 on 4/4/2011 3:03am
The light of freedom is the messianic light. It zaps you right between the eyes (the third eye ofcourse). Just sayin...


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