I wrote this song for my father.
Sometimes I feel he never gave a damn about me.
Though he raised me like he should, did he understand me? No, no.
I don't think so.
I wrote this song for my mother.
She had to leave me when I was younger.
She said, "Son, see this life, and keep an open mind."
But in my mind, I'm--

I'm free now.
Free to live without my fears.
I believe now.
There's a reason why I'm here.
It's to try to do good. It's to try to do better, oh.

Who will I be for my daughter?
This little baby, she means the world to me, yeah.
Will I re-live their mistakes or do things the right way for her sake?

I'm free now.
Free to live without my fears.
I believe now.
There's a reason why I'm here.
Can I be a man, one that understands how to love more impatiently?
I'm free now. I'm free now.

And we dream of the day when our kids can play in the streets with no fear, then being taken away.
Fathers raise their sons with respect and love and don't anger and pain with no need for no guns.
If we hope to be free,
it takes you and me, to start over here and now, whoa,
'cause this world is the way it is--it's how we raise our kids.

Wrote this song for my mother.
I wrote this song for my father.
So hopefully we can come together
and hopefully make things a little better.

I'm free now. Free to live without my fears.
I believe now. There's a reason why I'm here.
Can I be a man, one that understands how to love more patiently?
I'm free now. I'm free now. I'm free now. I'm free now.


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    General CommentMaybe this is about his own life?,,, I have heard that his father "was never there for him" when he was younger(sometimes i feel he never gave a dam about me)... And his mother lived in California( she had to leave me when i was younger) . His daughter obviously Copeland. He wants to be the best parent for his kids that he can be. Not make mistakes that he thinks his parents may have made.
    lillianw36on June 12, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song is Kellin reflecting on his life and reflecting on everything that has happened to him. Now that he is married and has Copeland (his daughter) he wants to be there for her but remembering how he had a broken family he fears he is going to relive those same mistakes and be a bad father. He wants to be a good man and he says he is "free now" maybe free to make his own decisions? I believe he letting go of his fears of not being a good man and he is going to the best he can.
    Olibabyon June 14, 2013   Link
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    My OpinionI don't think this song really needs an interpretation. Kellin wrote it and the song is very literal, no hidden messages, it means exactly what it's says
    FALL1N43VAon December 01, 2014   Link

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