"Running Free" as written by Paul Andrews and Stephen Percy Harris....
Just sixteen, a pickup truck, out of money, out of luck
I've got nowhere to call my own, hit the gas, and here I go

I'm running free yeah, I'm running free
I'm running free yeah, Oh I'm running free

Spent the night in an L. A. jail, and listened to the sirens wail
They ain't got a thing on me, I'm running wild, I'm running free

I'm running free yeah, I'm running free
I'm running free yeah, Oh I'm running free

Puller here at the Bottle Top, whiskey, dancing, disco hop
Now all the boys are after me, and that's the way it's gonna be

I'm running free yeah, I'm running free
I'm running free yeah, Oh I'm running free

I'm running free yeah, I'm running free
I'm running free yeah, I'm running free
I'm running free yeah, I'm running free


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"Running Free" as written by Stephen Percy Harris Paul Andrews

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    General Commentone of my favorite maiden songs! it's about living life on the edge, and about the restrictions of being a teen, yet rebelling against it and not caring.
    aquarianarchiston October 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe live version from Long Beach is the best version. Kick ass song about running wild
    akshaylalon May 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentabout a person who lives on the edge and likes it.
    one of iron maidens first hits, it was there first single released 23rd febuary 1980- reached 34 in the charts.

    it was also eddies first appearance on artwork it shows him at an alley with a broken bottle chasing this guy, eddie started out as just a japanese kabuki mask at first which on stage which would spill out this red liquid on to clive burrs head, derek riggs gave it a body and eddie is now a heavy metal icon.

    if you have this song listen to the guitar solo in the middle of it, it sounds like something bill and ted or waynes world would do during there films!
    crossed gunson February 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. i remember this being an anthem for me when I was 16 years old.
    sugar magnoliaon May 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSo reminds me of 18 and Life, the theme of this song. I just love that drum intro and the bassline.
    chuckofalltradeson September 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI've always wondered - does the last line imply that he's a rent-boy? I'm not trolling, just wondering.
    pearcedon October 19, 2010   Link

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