Philadelphia Freedom Lyrics

Elton John


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Elton John, Bernie Taupin
album: Track 2 in album Philadelphia Freedom
release date: 1975
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length: 5:43

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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 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

[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]

Thanks to Marcos for the correction

Track Listing

  • 1 Philadelphia Freedom
  • 2 I Saw Her Standing There