"To Be Free" as written by Francis Eg White and Emiliana Torrini....
Once in a house on a hill
A boy got angry
He broke into my heart
For a day and a night
I stayed beside him
Until I had no hope

So I came down the hill
Of course I was hurt
But then I started to think

[Chorus]
It shouldn't hurt me to be free
It's what I really need
To pull myself together
But if it's so good being free
Would you mind telling me
Why I don't know what to do with myself

There's a bar by the dock
Where I found myself
Drinking with this man
He offered me a cigarette
And I accepted
'Cause it's been a very long time

As it burned 'till the end
I thought of the boy
No one could ever forget

[Chorus]

To pull myself together
But if it's so good being free
Would you mind telling me
Why I don't know what to do with myself

To pull myself together
But if it's so good being free
Would you mind telling me
Why I don't know what to do with myself


Lyrics submitted by merchantpierce

"To Be Free" as written by Ian Ashley Eskelin Dave Sears

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP

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    General Commentthis is a good song.. i love it..
    Lisa93286on May 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentawesome song. very well fit for the crazy/beautiful soundtrack!
    blueinnocenceon May 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentvery dark.......very good
    Empirer85on August 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgood song great movie
    chickiedoo17on July 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI haven't seen the movie, but I like this song, though.
    Nosdravdeon May 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI haven't seen the movie (Crazy Beautiful) but I am horribly addicted to this song. I find this to be about a girl, bound so tightly to a boy that has decided to reject her after a long time spent together. Separated and free, she "doesn't know what to do with" herself. Its too true, perfectly put.
    Demunicatoron June 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's a amazing song. the meaning is straight forward.

    lovely voice.
    earlyemberon June 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSometimes you're just so scared to say goodbye even when you know he's not good for you, and will never be. Specially when you've shared so much, and you just feel there's nothing left after him. So that's why I love this song, it gave me the strenght I was looking for.
    alreadytornon March 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfor some reason i read the lyrics and i think it's about her loosing him, as in, he died, i think maybe comitted suicide?

    "For a day and a night
    I stayed beside him
    Until I had no hope"

    she stayed with him, although she knew how depressed he was and she was going to loose him.

    "It shouldn't hurt me to be free
    It's what I really need
    To pull myself together
    But if it's so good being free
    Would you mind telling me
    Why I don't know what to do with myself"

    like she's trying to live life normally, although its so hard and she feels guilty, she just wants to be free.

    "He offered me a cigarette
    And I accepted
    'Cause it's been a very long time
    As it burned 'till the end
    I thought of the boy
    No one could ever forget"

    she tries to help relieve the pain of loosing him by smoking and drinking, and it hurts because she's remembering him.


    i'm not entirely sure, thats just what i think.
    i could be way off but YA'LL LOVE IT!

    iduno, call 1800-i'mgay ;)
    evieORDINARYon May 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfor some reason i read the lyrics and i think it's about her loosing him, as in, he died, i think maybe comitted suicide?

    "For a day and a night
    I stayed beside him
    Until I had no hope"

    she stayed with him, although she knew how depressed he was and she was going to loose him.

    "It shouldn't hurt me to be free
    It's what I really need
    To pull myself together
    But if it's so good being free
    Would you mind telling me
    Why I don't know what to do with myself"

    like she's trying to live life normally, although its so hard and she feels guilty, she just wants to be free.

    "He offered me a cigarette
    And I accepted
    'Cause it's been a very long time
    As it burned 'till the end
    I thought of the boy
    No one could ever forget"

    she tries to help relieve the pain of loosing him by smoking and drinking, and it hurts because she's remembering him.


    i'm not entirely sure, thats just what i think.
    i could be way off but YA'LL LOVE IT!

    iduno, call 1800-i'mgay ;)
    evieORDINARYon May 21, 2007   Link

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