Elton John: Philadelphia Freedom Meaning
Song Released: 1975
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Philadelphia Freedom Lyrics
You know if the cause was right
I'd leave to find the answer on the road
I used to be a heart beating for someone
But the times have changed
The less I say the more my work gets done
`Cause I live and breathe...
anonymous Mar 19th, 2018 3:02pm report
I believe Sir. Elton John's song ''Philadelphia Freedom'' for me was/is always more about a giving tribute to the 'utopian dream' of what our founding father, who was our pacifist daddy William Penn the Quaker that couldn't give in, to Those at the time. But had started the American dream altogether with the American Indians and the Quakers there that became Pennsylvania as a friendly joint and coexistence living environment of Brotherly Love and the freedom rights of living Their life and dream there that was called the ''Holy Experiment''. Which was/is to me about the ''Philadelphia Freedom'' in America.
anonymous Sep 17th, 2013 9:18pm report
Knee high to a man, speakes for itself. a piece of mama, daddy never had. dont take too much working out does it.
"Philadelphia Freedom" is indeed about Billie Jean King, one of the first big-time athletes to be "out". She was the head coach of the Philadelphia Freedoms of World Team Tennis, and as such was the first woman to coach a pro team including male athletes. Elton credited her with being one of the people who gave him the courage to come out himself. This gave him the "peace of mind my daddy never had."
anonymous Mar 18th, 2013 3:24pm report
Billie Jean King??? Give us a break.
anonymous Sep 14th, 2012 9:03pm report
This song was written to honor Billie Jean King, famous tennis star of the 70's and fellow homosexual
anonymous Sep 29th, 2011 9:04pm report
Knee high to a man?
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