"Be Free" as written by and Tobin Esperance Jacoby Shaddix....
Woke up and I feel like shit
I don't remember last night, I'm getting sick of this
I hit the bottle when I got off stage
and got piss drunk stupid and went I in a rage
I think I mighta got into a fight
Because my knuckles were bloody and I don't feel alright
I hit the bottom and I don't even care
Some say I'm going to hell but I'm already there

Sick and tired of being sick and tired

I want to be free from this ball and chain and
Be free from this life of pain and
be free from this ball and chain
I want to be free from you

Now I'm full of guilt and shame
I can't point a finger cause there's no one to blame
So I say I'll never do it again
But when the sun goes down, you are my only friend
I'm thinking I am starting to see
I have become everything I never wanted to be
I'm really getting sick of myself
Cause when I look into the mirror, I see somebody else

Sick and tired of being sick and tired

I want to be free from this ball and chain and
Be free from this life of pain and
be free from this ball and chain
I want to be free from you

I want to be free from this ball and chain and
Be free from this life of pain and
be free from this ball and chain
I want to be free from you

Sick and tired of being sick and tired
So sick and tired of being sick and tired
Sick and tired of being sick and tired
So sick and tired of being sick and tired

I want to be free from this ball and chain and
Be free from this life of pain and
be free from this ball and chain
I want to be free from you

I want to be free from this ball and chain and
Be free from this life of pain and
be free from this ball and chain
I want to be free from you


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"Be Free" as written by Jacoby Shaddix David Buckner

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    General Commentjust is**
    lucky_13xon December 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGood song. Good album. Nuff said.
    supertedon April 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOkay, in the first stanza, at the very end where it says, "but I'm already hell," it should be "I'm already there," obviously. If you listen at all you can tell that that is what it is, plus it completes the rhyme scheme. I'm pretty sure of myself on this. Gosh, get the lyrics right next tiem.
    Eternal_Addictionon June 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe first time I heard this song I thought it was about a bad relationship in which the girl was making him feel down.

    But looking at the lyrics again I think in this song Papa Roach have personified alcohol and the song's about the hold alcohol had over Coby's life etc. It's clever how they do it I think a lot of bands do it in their songs. All of the lyrics seem to fit this theme especially the chorus.
    broken s0ulon August 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentdealing with alcoholism thats all it is, its coby's alcohol problem in full force, which is felt in a lot of songs, this can apply to any addictions, unless you can control your addictions they'll take over.
    mintcardreamon February 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHas anyone noticed that the Lyrically better songs by Papa Roach are the ones concerning Shaddixs Alchoholism?
    Evil Aussieon September 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentobviously about alcoholism. a beautiful song to me, because i can totally relate. coby's vox are so brutal it's like a dream come true because i know his pain on a personal level. hate to say but while their writing continues to suffer (their new record) coby's intensity grows and damn he's on hell of a singer.
    slamkingon October 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah, I think this song is about being so addicted it's taking over your life, and making you unable to live anymore
    Drinking Mercuryon June 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's about drinking way too much way too often. It's about alcoholism. Wanting to stop...
    Cactus Fn Chrison November 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentheh, this song used to be too true for me back in my senior year of high school. not that I had a problem with alcoholism (as to where Id do bad in school, relationships, etc) but I was still drunk just about 24/7, but the whole first verse fit perfectly with my morning.
    KoTTon July 16, 2008   Link

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