Who Sang Rockin’ in the Free World? Simple Minds

Simple Minds Graffiti Soul cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2009-5-25
Genre: Rock Pop
Style: Alternative Rock
length: 4:18
Some other versions of "Rockin’ in the Free World"

Lyrics
[Reprise from Neil Young]

There's colors on the street
Red, white and blue
People shufflin' their feet
People sleepin' in their shoes
But there's a warnin' sign
on the road ahead
There's a lot of people sayin'
we'd be better off dead
Don't feel like Satan,
but I am to them
So I try to forget it,
any way I can.

Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world
Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world.

I see a woman in the night
With a baby in her hand
Under an old street light
Near a garbage can
Now she puts the kid away,
and she's gone to get a hit
She hates her life,
and what she's done to it
There's one more kid
that will never go to school
Never get to fall in love,
never get to be cool.

Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world
Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world.

We got a thousand points of light
For the homeless man
We got a kinder, gentler,
Machine gun hand
We got department stores
and toilet paper
Got styrofoam boxes
for the ozone layer
Got a man of the people,
says keep hope alive
Got fuel to burn,
got roads to drive.

Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world
Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Moscow Underground
  • 2 Rockets
  • 3 Stars Will Lead the Way
  • 4 Light Travels
  • 5 Kiss and Fly
  • 6 Graffiti Soul
  • 7 Blood Type O
  • 8 This Is It
  • 9 Shadow and Light
    CD 2
  • 1 Rockin’ in the Free World
  • 2 A Song From Under the Floorboards
  • 3 Christine
  • 4 Get a Grip
  • 5 Let the Day Begin
  • 6 Peace, Love and Understanding
  • 7 Teardrop
  • 8 Whiskey in the Jar
  • 9 Sloop John B

  • Release information
    label: Sanctuary Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 602527032078
    script: Latin