Elton John - Philadelphia Freedom Lyrics

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

[Chorus:]
`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 a piece of mama, 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

[Chorus:]

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

[Chorus: Repeat 3X]

Track Listing
  • 1 Philadelphia Freedom
  • 2 I Saw Her Standing There


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Bernie Taupin, Elton John
    album: Track 1 in album Philadelphia Freedom
    release date: 1975
    popularity : 750 users have visited this page.
    Album Information
    label: MCA Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    script: Latin