You can go anytime you want
I won't watch if it hurts too much
If you stay promise you will be
Better to you, and be better to me

I don't want to celebrate my new freedom
Have a drink to you because you made it new
And I hate everyone I see
Everyone, everything

I know how to handle the situation
I forget other stuff if I drink enough
To pretend that I got people too
The people I love, they know I do

You were just trying to be nice
I never asked your advice

I know how to handle the situation
How to be discreet and admit defeat
You can go and I'll say what I should

I'm doing okay, pretty good


Lyrics submitted by tronistroy, edited by Mellow_Harsher

My New Freedom song meanings
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    General CommentElliott IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!
    This song is about him drinking his problems away
    because he tried to solve them with this lover he had.
    He really frustrated in this song.
    But other he okay because of the alcohol.
    tronistroyon June 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentActually called "My New Freedom". Other than that: Great song, as almost everything by E.S.
    SammyWasLowon October 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI hear "how to be discreet and admit defeat"
    rollercoastersonjaon January 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthere's what i gathered. i listened to two different live versions. you'll see some words or phrases that have slashes. the stuff on the left of the slashes is from the crystal ballroom version and on the right is from a show on 2001/12/21.

    you can go anytime you want
    i won't watch if it hurts too much
    if you stay promise you will be
    better to you, and better to me

    i don't wanna celebrate my new freedom
    have/with a drink to you cuz you made it new
    and i hate everyone/everything i see
    everyone, everything

    i know how to handle the situation
    i forget other stuff if i drink enough
    to pretend that i got people too
    people i know, who know/care what i do

    you were just trying to be nice
    i never asked/i don't need your advice

    i know how to handle the situation/i know how to celebrate my new freedom
    how to be discreet and admit defeat
    you can go and i'll say what i should

    i'm doin okay, pretty good
    (pretty good)
    meegs325on February 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat a great song, haunting!
    What a Shame there's obviously no studio version
    Talibuon November 13, 2008   Link

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