"Free Hand" as written by and Kerry Minnear Derek Shulman....
Who would believe me now that my hands are free, that my hands are free.
I never thought it would ever come to me, ever come to me.
Now that my life's my own, I leave you behind, leaving you behind.
What ever made you think that I'd change my mind, that I'd change my mind.

It wasn't hard to run, break away from you, break away from you,
After all you'd done, what was I to do, what was I to do.
Who's gonna take my place in the games you play, in the games you play.
Nobody's listening now to the things you say, all the things you say.

Now my hands are free from the ties, from the ties.
Now I look forward to the future, where it lies.
And with you, feeling low, looking black
Here, now my head is clear, why should I look back.

When it was over did you have regrets, did you have regrets.
Or did you really think it was over yet, it was over yet.
Now that my life's my own I leave you behind, leaving you behind.
What ever made you think that I'd change my mind, change my mind.
Change my mind. Change my mind.

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"Free Hand" as written by Kerry Minnear Derek Shulman

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    General CommentThis song can been seen as one relating to a relationship of any sort, but in fact it is about the group leaving their record label.

    It's hysterical yet sad that there is only ONE Gentle Giant song on this whole website. Gentle Giant are a unique, British progressive rock band that released 12 albums between 1970 and 1980. Their music fused diverse elements from rock, classical, soul, blues, Renaissance music, jazz, and the avante-garde with superb musicianship. Accompanied by compelling & philisophical lyrics, a strong understanding of electronic equipment, and the use of 30+ instruments makes Gentle Giant one of my favorite bands. The music is both beautiful, powerful, and challenging to the ear. If you are a fan of Yes, ELP, 20th-century classical composers, or similarly challenging music, you owe it to yourself to check out Gentle Giant.

    Get more Gentle Giant!
    Khaoson August 03, 2005   Link
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    General Comment^Gentle Giant is one of my favorite progressive rock bands. This album is fantastic, especially this song.
    Anilandon April 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAs described by Khaos above, its about the band leaving a record label. It does seem to relate closely to ending any particular relationship.

    Ironically, Derek went on to be an extremely successful executive in the music industry. I’m happy he did. His brother Ray also did well in the video game, soundtrack field. Kerry, my favorite keyboardist, from what I hear lives a quiet life. I believe he played at his church. Can you imagine someone of his talent performing at church? I’d be there every Sunday!

    Truly amazing band.
    Constantlearneon May 31, 2019   Link
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    General Commentamazing song, could be about any kind of relationship being ended, whether it be a romantic one, a friendship, a job, anything. My favorite off of Free Hand, and currently my second favorite out of all their songs, after the amazing Wreck.
    Aquatarkuson January 25, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationIt's clearly about wanking after you've been dumped.
    Chrispy Bearon April 12, 2014   Link

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