“I Wanna Be Free” Lyrics

I wanna be free
Like the bluebirds flying by me
Like the waves out on the blue sea
If your love has to tie me
Don’t try me
Say goodbye

I wanna be free
Don’t say you love me, say you like me
But when I need you beside me
Stay close enough to guide me
Confide in me
Whoa, whoa-oh-oh

I wanna hold your hand
Walk along the sand
Laughing in the sun
Always having fun
Doing all those things
Without any strings
To tie me down

I wanna be free
Like the warm September wind, babe
Say you’ll always be my friend, babe
We can make it through the end, babe
Again, babe, I’ve gotta say

I wanna hold your hand
Walk along the sand
Laughing in the sun
Always having fun
Doing all those things
Without any strings
To tie me down

I wanna be free
Like the warm September wind, babe
Say you’ll always be my friend, babe
We can make it through the end, babe
Again, babe, I’ve gotta say

I wanna be free
Oh, I wanna be free
I wanna be free
I wanna be free, yeah-ah-ooh

Davy: Thank you. Thank you very much.
Micky: Thank you. “I Wanna Be Free” sung by David Jones. And now—
Peter: [???]
Micky: —Mike Nesmith will introduce this next song.
Mike: We’d like to do a song off of an album that we did, and that being titled Monkees Headquarters, and the name of the song is none other than “Scroungy Girlfriend”.


Sources

  1. The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the ’60s TV Pop Sensation (2005), Andrew Sandoval, p. 293.