“I Wanna Be Free” Lyrics

Davy: And now… and now, I’d like to take you back to yester-year. Yester-decade, actually. I’d like to take you back to a time when boys liked girls… and girls liked boys. And the only person to swing both ways was Tarzan. Yes. Now… now, I remember those days because I was that boy, and you were that girl.

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

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 to the end, babe
Just once 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
I wanna be free
I wanna be free
I wanna be free


Sources

  1. The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the ’60s TV Pop Sensation (2005), Andrew Sandoval, p. 293.
  2. 20th Anniversary Tour 1986 (1987) (record).