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rockin' in the free world


composers
Neil Young, Frank Sampedro


publisher
IQ Music Ltd / Silver Fiddle Music / Poncho Villa Music


background
This song was premiered on the Billy Sloan show on the 15th March 2009.

Jim changes the lyrics of the final verse:

We got a thousand points of light,
For the homeless man.
We got a kinder, gentler,
Much more pleasant machine gun hand.
Toilet paper, styrofoam too,
The ozone layer is fucked up too.
People talking, people get lied,
Got fuel to burn, I've gotta drive.




lyrics
There's colours on the street,
Red, white and blue.
People shufflin' their feet,
People sleepin' in their shoes.
But there's a warnin' sign on the road ahead.
There's a lot of people sayin' we'd be better off dead.
Don't feel like Satan but I am to them.
So I try to forget it any way I can.

Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world.
Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world.

I see a woman in the night,
With a baby in her hand,
Under an old street light,
Near a garbage can.
Now she puts the kid away and she's gone to get a hit,
She hates her life and what she's done to it.
There's one more kid that will never go to school,
Never get to fall in love never get to be cool.

Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world.
Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world.

We got a thousand points of light,
For the homeless man.
We got a kinder, gentler,
Machine gun hand.
We got department stores and toilet paper.
Got styrofoam boxes for the ozone layer.
Got a man of the people says keep hope alive,
Got fuel to burn got roads to drive.

Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world.
Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world.





discography
Album Version (4:17)
Produced by: Jez Coad and Simple Minds
Engineers: Arjen Mesinga, Simon Dawson
Assistant Engineer: Ben Cunningham
Mixed by: Jez Coad

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Soundcheck (2nd December 2009) (4:22)
Recorded: NEC, Birmingham, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player Limited Edition Boxed Gold USB Stick



downloads
Album Version (4:17)
Produced by: Jez Coad and Simple Minds
Engineers: Arjen Mesinga, Simon Dawson
Assistant Engineer: Ben Cunningham
Mixed by: Jez Coad

Graffiti Soul Download
Soundcheck (2nd December 2009) (4:22)
Recorded: NEC, Birmingham, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download




live history
30 Years Live European Tour: 2009
Graffiti Soul Tour: 2009