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


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

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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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