"Freelove" as written by and Martin Lee Gore....
If you've been hiding from love
If you've been hiding from love
I can understand where you're coming from
I can understand where you're coming from

If you've suffered enough
If you've suffered enough
I can understand what you're thinking of
I can see the pain that you're frightened of

And I'm only here
To bring you free love
Let's make it clear
That this is free love
No hidden catch
No strings attached
Just free love
No hidden catch
No strings attached
Just free love

I've been running like you
I've been running like you
Now you understand why I'm running scared
Now you understand why I'm running scared

I've been searching for truth
I've been searching for truth
And I haven't been getting anywhere
No I haven't been getting anywhere

And I'm only here
To bring you free love
Let's make it clear
That this is free love
No hidden catch
No strings attached
Just free love
No hidden catch
No strings attached
Just free love

Hey girl
You've got to take this moment
Then let it slip away
Let go of complicated feelings
Then there's no price to pay

We've been running from love
We've been running from love
And we don't know what we're doing here
No we don't know what we're doing here

We're only here
Sharing our free love
Let's make it clear
That this is free love
No hidden catch
No strings attached
Just free love
No hidden catch
No strings attached
Just free love


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"Freelove" as written by Martin Gore

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  • +4
    General CommentOnce you find true love you just want to give it to the person you love for free. ;)
    You don't care if he/she feels the same as you do.

    That's how I understand the term "freelove".
    Darlingxxx22on June 11, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti remember being attached to this song during a break up. i wanted freelove then but i dont think freelove is anything as good as real love.
    katsingsloveon October 10, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentEveryone can relate to this whether they admit it or not. Deep down, I guess almost everybody wants to feel the physical connection with someone else who feels the same way - even when they don't necessarily know each other ;)

    Either way, this song sounds optimistic and carefree - it may be a song about one-night stands, but then the singer actually CARES about the feeling attached with it.
    /on August 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeah this song is about true love with no hidden motives. It is also about the search for love and once you find it, its free.
    dude2003on May 01, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song does seem to be about having a one night stand, but I like to pretend that it's just about being loved, with no hidden motives, like DjFlow said. =)
    ILYhahajkon January 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSo I just signed up on this page to share my point of view.

    Like many, I went through a recent bad break up. In general you could say that you only hear things in a song that you want to hear. So this song for me has nothing to do with sex or one night stands. Zero.

    Here's my go:

    ---If you've been hiding from love
    I can understand where you're coming from
    If you've suffered enough
    I can understand what you're thinking of
    I can see the pain that you're frightened of---

    The author directs the song to no specific person. It is mentioned for everyone who has gone through the same things he was. You only hide from things that you are afraid of. In this case it is love that led him to pain and wanted him to never feel this pain again at some point. He was /is afraid of experiencing the same pain he had from a breakup once he falls in love again.

    -- And I'm only here
    To bring you free love
    Let's make it clear
    That this is free love
    No hidden catch
    No strings attached
    Just free love --

    The author wants to give hope to the listener. He wants to bring him free love. And by "love" he actually means the feeling of love. The good things you feel when you love somebody and get the same back.
    As both he and the listener experienced bad things that was caused by the condition of loving someone, he points out that this kind of love comes with no strings attached and no hidden catch. Its free. You don't have to pay for it in any way (There is also the english expression "to pay for something" in a emotional way)


    --I've been running like you
    Now you understand why I'm running scared
    I've been searching for truth
    And I haven't been getting anywhere--

    I didn't really get that part until i read it over and over again. The first part is obviously clear. He tells the listener to trust him as he was going through the exact same stuff he is in right now. He wants to gain trust so that you believe in him and follow the same path he did after the breakup / bad feelings.

    The second part is more complicated. At first, it seems like that it was pointless to search for the truth. In this case it could mean that he was either searching for the reason why he experienced this bad feelings or more basic: he searched for the reason of the breakup / why his ex partner did breakup or lost the feelings she had for him.

    Turning point is the "And I haven't been getting anywhere"
    This may also look like what he has done to overcome the situation was useless. But i wasn't. He realized that neither running away nor trying to figure out the reasons for the breakup would lead to anything. Its not about analyzing or fixing, its about accepting. He came to a point were everything he has done didn't change his feelings or situation. So he accepted it. And by accepting it he came to the point everyone has to come to. You let the person you've been with free to go. Emotionally.

    Once you have reached this point, you are open for new things to happen.

    -- Hey, girl
    You've got to take this moment
    Then let it slip away
    Let go of complicated feelings
    Then there's no price to pay --

    Pretty obvious in my opinion. This part is already talking about the new things that are going to happen after you broke up with somebody. You should be open minded, without concerns of anything. Because only then you have the chance to experience something amazing either way.

    -- We've been running from love
    And we don't know what we're doing here
    We're only here
    Sharing our free love --

    Once again this may seem negative at first glance, but it isn't. Even though he says that is unclear what exactly they (him and the audience) are doing at first, it is exactly that what he wants us (Him, listener, audience) to do. Being in the state of not knowing what the point of this whole thing is, is the actual point. You are free. You have let go of complicated feelings. You are open for new things to come. The only thing that you have left within the inside is free love.
    Segafredo88on May 08, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song for all you people who have had "One night stands". In times when both women and men have had their troubles with their lovers...there comes a time when sometimes you need to share love with someone else "No strings attached". Or when you are afraid of love and commitment, you find that sex! its all you need! It's freelove. No compromises no bull shit.
    Mode000on June 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI see where you're coming from - but i interpret this song as a man who has had his heart broken before telling a woman who also has been hurt that he understands her pain and wants to share a no stings attached love with her
    DjFlowon September 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNaw, Mode000 has that shit down.

    Let go of complicated feelings
    Then there's no price to pay

    But there's always a price
    gilbagon June 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI take it as both. One night stands, and a true relationship.

    People are hiding from love, because of all the bullshit that comes from it. Women leading you on, or men leading you on, etc. and you just want a one night stand, hook up and cuddle with someone. feel loved.

    Freelove.
    ThoR294on March 21, 2006   Link

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