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.


Lyrics submitted by rpggamerjmb

Rockin' in the Free World (Neil Young cover) song meanings
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    General CommentI love this song! I hadn't really heard any of Pearl Jams songs until a friend of mine let me copy some CD's and this is one of the songs that made me say... "ok... these guys are cool..."
    ChippyTheSquirrelon April 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti've never heard this cover (but yes rpqqagmerjmb i will download) but i've been a neil young fan all my life since my dad hero worships him. This is a fantastic song. if ur unfamilar w/youngs work go check it out cause the guitar is great as are the lyrics.
    queenjaneon December 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBush needs to loop this song and see if he can learn something. You don't spread freedom at the business end of a gun. 2008 can't come soon enough.
    SomeoneNewon January 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe last song they played when i saw them live in the summer of 03.....the energy from the crowd was incredible....as great of a cover as last kiss
    butterrollon January 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is an exegis on american life, no matter what you see there is always some thing under the surface...I'd ahte to say it, because pearl jamk is seriously my favortie band in the world.......but neil young still owns this song, I saw a recent version of it and it blows away any version pearl jam has done....but pearl jam is still the greatest band on the face of the earth...
    N0 C0DE 79on December 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe version they did with U2 in 2005 is incredible...
    King of Some Islandon May 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSaw them with my bro a while back

    Didn't top "Alive" that night (nothing tops "Alive" EVER), but it sure did end the show on a high note

    They've actually done this live with Neil before too. Sucks I couldn't see that
    superunkn0wnon February 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah NO CODE got it right, both times... the meaning and the fact that Pearl Jam is the greatest band to ever walk this planet.
    PearlJamRuleson September 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdefinetly Eddie doesn't said: "I see a woman in the night"
    he says something like "I see the dirter of the night."
    Scissors333on July 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe Pinkpop '92 version with the Suggestion/Pulled Up tab is fucking GREAT, one of the best live performances of all time.
    Tig45on December 04, 2011   Link

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