"I Wanna Be Free" as written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart....
I wanna be free
Like the bluebirds flying by me
Like the waves out on the blue sea
If your love has to tie me
Don't try me, say good-bye
I wanna be free

Don't say you love me, say you like me
But when I need you beside me
Stay close enough to guide me
Confide in me, whoa-oh-oh

I wanna hold your hand
Walk along the sand
Laughing in the sun
Always having fun
Doing all those things
Without any strings to tie me down
I wanna be free

Like the warm September wind, babe
Say you'll always be my friend, babe
We can make it to the end, babe
Again, babe, I've gotta say
I wanna be free
I wanna be free
I wanna be free

Lyrics submitted by Dempyrean

"I Wanna Be Free" as written by Tommy Boyce Bobby Hart

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    General CommentI think this song sounds like it's about not wanting commitment in a relationship. All the benefits with none of the obligation. I have a Monkee's boxed set of cds that has a version of this song that sounds much more up tempo and upbeat than the one that's usually heard. I like the upbeat one better, and used to consider it a sort of theme for my dating life, lol.
    lillypetalson March 24, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI agree. It's about not wanting commitment. How I wish I'd taken this to heart when I first heard it . I've only just heard the uptempo version and I'm not sure I like it.. I'll give it a chance to grow on me but this is the one I gre up with.
    wildandfreeon May 03, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, its so lovely lol, does anyone else like it?
    dariusloveron July 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of a girl. A girl that i wanted more then anything to be with, but due to the situation that we found ourselves in had to grow apart. But every time i here this song i wish that i would have told her exactly what i was thinking. I think this is a song about someone who wants someone to be there for them when they need them, but still have the freedome to live their own life. just my thoughts
    buchoson March 05, 2006   Link

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