we'll wake up your mothers, we'll start a commotion
we'll take you apart, yeah we'll swallow the ocean
and just when you've labeled us one of your types
we'll fly our flag right up up out of your sky
so puff out your chest in some weird dusty fight
we're taking no part in your cracked antique life
we're believing everything that we have heard
we're taking our turn with the kids that don't learn
you know i'm going to take my turn

let us be free, let us sing songs along
the bottoms of barrels, let us be free
let us be free, let us sing songs along
the bottoms of barrels, let us be free

so out come you clowns, all you wolves, all you martyrs
you holy rat rattlers, holy found fathers
we're selling ourselves so ourselves we can find
we're living at night trying to pull out the light
we'll turn up the heat as we burn up your boxes
we'll loosen our wrists as we fill in your foxholes
you've got your bad apple to ruin your bunch
but we're all right here so you better eat up
oh yeah there's nothing you can do!

let us be free, let us sing songs along
the bottoms of barrels, let us be free
let us be free, let us sing songs along
the bottoms of barrels, let us be free

if you want me here, you can have me here
if you want me now, you can have me now
if you want me down, oh i will get real low
you better believe i'll be down by your shoes
if you want it all, you can have it all
if you want some more, come and get some more
'cause the dirt feels good when you're underground
you better believe that we're all getting down
you that us feral kids love straying about
so start giving in, yeah you better get down

let us be free, let us sing songs along
the bottoms of barrels, let us be free
let us be free, let us sing songs along
the bottoms of barrels, let us be free

let! us! be! free!
let! us! be! free!
let! us! be! free!
let! us! be! free!


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    General CommentMakes me think of just an anthem for the youth.
    blueoftheskyon May 23, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"if you want me here, you can have me here
    if you want me now, you can have me now
    if you want me down, oh i will get real low"
    i love that part!
    this song just feels young and care free.
    punkybreesteron July 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti saw them in atlanta and they opened with this song. i have thier t-shirt that says, "let us be free."

    i love tilly.
    adjfhgwgon August 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentoh I love
    Loubricanton November 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBottom of Barrell's Night of the Living Dead.

    Not the same meaning, close, but different. It brings out of me the same emotions. Just... well...

    AHHHHHHH.
    SnwBorder52on November 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOh and can i say i LOVE the drum line in this song.
    SnwBorder52on November 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's not drums, just tap dancing. I actually never noticed until I saw them in concert.
    kc155803on November 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is such a fantastic song.
    kkraveyon January 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYep, Jamie, the tap dancer, stood in for them when they first formed, initially until they got a drummer, but then it just stuck and now it's got the band really admired! I love this song, it's so upbeat.
    Prisoner.I.Wason January 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhy isnt there WAY more comments, this is one of the best tilly songs ever!!! i cant wait to see them live, they are coming to atlanta soon, this song is a really good song to break it down to, i always do!!!!:)
    prestonmon May 23, 2007   Link

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