I saw you walkin' down on the street
I called out from my window but you didn't hear me
I lay down and I tried to sleep
I waited for you to walk on by again
I don't need you to set me free
I don't want you to set me free

Well every time I see you, I get sick
And every time I think of you, well I get sick
And every time I dream of you, well I get sick
And every time I cry for you, well I get sick
I don't want you to set me free
I don't need you to set me free

I don't want you to set me free
I just need you to set me free
I don't want you to set me free
I just need you to set me free
Alright come on Grinderman!
Set me free
Set me free
Set me free
Set me free
Set me free
Set me free
Set me free
Set me free
Set me free
Set me free
Set me free


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(I Don't Need You To) Set Me Free song meanings
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    General CommentSeems to be about the tug-and-pull nature of resentment and love. The narrator, on one hand, is enamored with a girl, yet because she fails to so much as acknowledge him, he despises her simultaneously. He's sickened by her, but by himself as well for allowing to be so captivated by her. Hence, he wants to be free of the spell she's inadvertently cast upon him, yet at once revels being captive in that's what it takes to keep a vestige of her in his life.
    DollarShorton May 15, 2007   Link
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    General Comment^ well said. that's the main theme throughout the album too, i think.
    smallwonderroboton June 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGod I love this song. I was looking for the words, & DollarShort said it very very well. One of my faves on the album. :)
    meg;on June 25, 2007   Link

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