Who Sang I’m Free? Scatman John

Scatman John Everybody Jam! cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1996-11-21
length: 3:38
Some other versions of "I’m Free"

Lyrics

You've got to be free - yeah
You've got to be free - yeah

Yeah...

(Scatting by Scatman John)

I ate a hamburger in Hamburg and a hot-dog in Berlin
And when I didn't eat at all, my bones got very thin
Ate sushi in a sushi bar in Tokyo, Japan
I've dined in all my travellings to many different lands

I've drank in English pubs and I have eaten French cuisine
I even ate escargots, man, and that was quite a scene...
I've eaten many kinds of foods in many different dives
And girl, the way you walk I'd like to eat you alive...

What can you do?
What can you say?
How do you feel when you're lonely?

Maybe in time
You'll certainly find
You've been living blind

You've got to be free - yeah
You've got to be free - yeah
Whoaaa - yeah-yeah

I always lose my memory but I never lose my way
And half the time I'm blind but I can see the light of day
I never look too far ahead for what's already there
Maybe all I need to set me free is tell you that I care

I used to wander in the night to see what I could find
But by the time the sunrise came, the night had made me blind
It wasn't 'till I'd hit the top that I had hit my bottom
You cannot set your heartaches free 'till first of all you've got 'em

(Scatting by Scatman John)

Yeah

O-o-ooh, yea-yea-yeah

(Scatting by Scatman John)

What can you do?
What can you say?
How do you feel when you're lonely?

Maybe in time
You'll certainly find
You've been living blind (Scatting)

You've got to be free - whoaaaa - yeah yeah (what do you say?)
You've got to be free - yeah (o-o-ooh, yeah yeah yeah)

(Scatting... to fade)


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Stop the Rain
  • 2 Everybody Jam!
  • 3 The Invisible Man
  • 4 Let It Go
  • 5 Message to You
  • 6 (I Want to) Be Someone
  • 7 Scatmusic
  • 8 Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Mind
  • 9 (We Got to Learn to) Live Together
  • 10 Ballad of Love
  • 11 People of the Generation
  • 12 Lebanon
  • 13 U–Turn
  • 14 Everybody Jam! (club jam)
  • 15 Paa Pee Poo Pae Po
  • 16 I’m Free
  • 17 Jazzology
  • 18 Pripri Scat (radio edit)
  • 19 SU SU SU SUPER キ・レ・イ (radio edit)

  • Release information
    label: Iceberg Records
    country(area): Japan
    format: CD
    barcode: 4988017063651
    script: [Multiple scripts]