Celebrating Prince: Day 3 Free



Now I like to party just like the next person. If you can't get up and dance to a funky Prince track, there has got to be something seriously wrong with you. But there is a time and a place for everything.

There are times when I would come across a Prince song that would get me all in my feelings. The lyrics, his voice, the guitar, or his ever changing vocals would have me like, "What just happened?"

"Free" is definitely in my top 10 favorite Prince songs of all time. Speaking of which, I should create that list, hmm...

The lyrics to this song and the background vocals have always reminded me of losing someone. When my mom died, I played this song for months while sobbing through it. Check out the lyrics below and you'll know what I mean. It still gives me chills.

You can find the "Free" track on the 1999 album. This double-LP was such a classic that I wore a grove into both records. I then got it on cassette tape and wore the words off the tape.


Lyrics

Don't sleep, 'til sunrise, listen to the falling rain
Don't worry, 'bout tomorrow, don't worry 'bout your pain
Don't cry, unless you're happy, don't smile unless you're blue
Never let that lonely monster take control of you
Be glad that you are free, free to change your mind
Free to go 'most anywhere, anytime
Glad that you are free, there's many a man who's not
Be glad for what you had baby, what you've got
Be glad for what you've got
I know my heart is beating, my drummer tells me so
If you take your life for granted, your beating heart will go
So don't sleep until you're guilty, 'cause sinners all are we
There's others doing far worse than us, so be glad that you are free
Be glad that you are free, free to change your mind
Free to go 'most anywhere, anytime
Be glad that you are free there's many a man who's not
Be glad for what you had baby, what you've got
Be glad for what you've got
Soldiers are a marching, writing brand new laws
Will we all fight together, for the most important cause
Will we all fight, for the right to be free
Be glad that you are free, free to change your mind
Free to go 'most anywhere, anytime
Be glad that you are free there's many a man who's not
Be glad for what you had baby, what you've got
Be glad for what you've got
Be glad that you are free, free to change your mind
Free to go 'most anywhere, anytime
Be glad that you are free there's many a man who's not
Be glad for what you had baby, what you've got
                                                                           - Prince



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