Can't you see?
There's a feeling that's come over me
Close my eyes
You're the only one that leaves me completely breathless

No need to wonder why
Sometimes a gift like this you can't deny

'Cause I wanted to fly,
so you gave me your wings
And time held its breath so I could see, yeah
And you set me free

There's a will
There's a way
Sometimes words just can't explain
This is real
I'm afraid
I guess this time there's just no hiding, fighting
You make me restless

You're in my heart
The only light that shines
there in the dark

'Cause I wanted to fly,
so you gave me your wings
And time held its breath so I could see, yeah
And you set me free

When I was alone
You came around
When I was down
You pulled me through
And there's nothing that
I wouldn't do for you

'Cause I wanted to fly,
so you gave me your wings
And time held its breath so I could see, yeah
And you set me free


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You Set Me Free Lyrics as written by Michelle Branch John Shanks

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    I've loved this song from the first time I heard it 'til now. I think the lyrics are obvious to those who read it! LoL

    VanillaxKisson August 26, 2002   Link
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    Nice song, It seems as if she's found her savior. Someone who will help her pull through in hard times.

    UnbreakableBiotchon October 14, 2002   Link
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    Yeah its a very happy song. Makes you wonder when you're gonna feel that way if you're alone. And if you're with someone you can't help but secretly dedicate this song to them. lol

    CutieTrish3on April 10, 2004   Link
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    i was listening to this on the bus to school a few years ago... we were going to springfield, il for government studies and shit and i didnt realize that this song was on her cd! i didnt even know she wrote it! i was like AWESOME I have Michelles wonderful song in the privacy of my own headphones! sweeet!

    crashnburn5436on May 09, 2004   Link
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    Why so few comments? This is one of Michelle's five best.

    Tidalcloudon May 06, 2006   Link
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    I love this song!

    shygurl19on August 02, 2006   Link
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    i heard this one at the end of just married (: great movie, btw. even better song.

    thrwmyhrtawy.on December 04, 2007   Link
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    yah this is a very good song. it sounds like something you would sing to a best (opposite sex) friend, that you ended up falling in love with.

    orange23on May 14, 2008   Link
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    It sounds to me like she is in love with this guyb who would do anything for her, just like he would do anything for her. She's a bit cautious about loving him at first, but then she just let go and loves him, and realizes that he's the only one who can set her free. Love it!

    smartykat37on April 23, 2010   Link
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    i hate danny thomas :D he is a stupid boy who spreads lies.

    loves_punk;)on September 12, 2002   Link

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