She’s a good girl, loves her daddy
Loves Jesus, and America too.
She’s a good girl, crazy about Elvis
Loves the West coast, and her boyfriend too.

It’s a long day
(It’s a long day)
Living by the ocean
(Living by the ocean)
All the surfers, running through the yard
(All the surfers, running through the yard)
And I’m a bad boy, cuz I don’t even miss her
(And I’m a bad boy, cuz I don’t even miss her)
I’m a bad boy, for breaking her heart
(I’m a bad boy, for breaking her heart)

Now I’m freee, (Now I’m freee)
Free Fallin. (Free Fallin.)
Now I’m freee, (Now I’m freee)
Free Fallin.( Free Fallin)

All the vampires, walking through the valley.
Move west down, Ventura boulevard
And all the bad boys, standing in the shadows
(And all the bad boys, standing in the shadows)
All the good girls, are home with broken hearts.
(All the good girls, are home with broken hearts.)


Now I’m freee, (Now I’m freee)
Free Fallin. (Free Fallin.)
Now I’m freee, (Now I’m freee)
Free Fallin. ( Free Fallin)


(whaaa)

I wanna ride down, into the sunset
(I wanna ride down, into the sunset)
I wanna write her, name in the sky
(I wanna write her, name in the sky)
I’m gonna free fall, out into nothing
Gonna leave this, world for a while.

Now I’m freee, (Now I’m freee)
Free Fallin. (Free Fallin.)
Now I’m freee, (Now I’m freee)
Free Fallin. ( Free Fallin)


Now I’m free fallin, now I’m free fallin, now I’m free fallin
(Freee, Free fallin)



Now I’m free fallin, now I’m free fallin, now I’m free fallin, now I’m free fallin
(freee, Free fallin)

Now I’m free fallin (fallin)

Pick it up, pick it up, pick it up now (x8)


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Free Fallin song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commentok, i like this band, but this is just a bad cover of an excellent song. there was no reason to change the lyrics.

    and who put all the commas in the middle of lines? seriously, guys. just cause he pauses doesn't mean you need to put a comma in there.
    ihoptommmbopon December 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is totally about drugs. the beginning is about how he has a girlfriend that loves him but hes to inlove with his drugs and he gets away by free fallin which is how you feel when youre on drugs. the second part is about how theres all this bad stuff in the world and how he can escape from it by free fallin and how he was gonna leave this world for a while, i mean come on hes doing drugs if he was killing himself hed be gone forever not a while
    drfranknmrsteinon February 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti wonder do vampires mean heroin addicts specifically? It seems almost as though vampires were based on heroin addicts because of their surprising similarities....need for dark....do anything for "it"....being inhuman....bitten by the first time..both in a different world..etc. etc.
    redropaon April 12, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI feel this is one of those very simple songs with profound meaning. I'm not a diehard Petty fan. His songs were a bit too simple for my tastes; I believe this song has 3 chords, the pattern of which does not change from chorus to verse, and there is not really a bridge or middle 8. Petty pretty much has a minimalist approach to song writing, which I suppose had its own merits.

    Anyway, "Free Fallin" is about two conflicting human desires: the desire for permanence and security (the desire for Love) and the desire for freedom and independence. This is explored in the verses, where symbols of freedom, our cars, drive down a 'freeway' which is built on top of our ultimate symbols of comfort and security: our homes. So, the clash plays out in front of our very eyes every day in real life.

    The "vampires" are simply a description of those who use their freedom at the expense of others, literally sucking the life out of those in their path. The use of the words "shadow" and "valley" is biblical ("yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow if death") as is the battle of good and bad.

    The setting: California. You have to look at this within the context of a lot of rock n roll songs (Hotel California, California Dreamin, Going to California, Californication). California is a symbol of dreams, ambitions, freedom.. but it always has a dark side.

    The scientific concept of a body in 'free fall' is an object unencumbered by external forces, yet completely under control of gravity (think "falling in love"). In this sense it is the unification of the two, like yin and yang. A wonderfully poetic concept.

    This is perhaps the crux of the song:

    "I want to glide down over mullholand
    I wanna write her name in the sky
    Gonna free fall out into nothing
    Gonna leave this world for a while"

    Leaving the world is transcendent. It's transcending the freedom and love conflict. This verse reads like a dream.. gliding and writing words in the sky. You can imagine a spirit doing this. Nothing. ie the void, is a concept of eastern meditation.

    CrimsonKarlon October 25, 2017   Link

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