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Elton John: Philadelphia Freedom Meaning

Song Released: 1975


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I used to be a rolling stone
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...

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    anonymous
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    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.



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    rlquall
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    May 18th, 2013 5:58pm report


    "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."



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    anonymous
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    Mar 18th, 2013 3:24pm report


    Billie Jean King??? Give us a break.



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    anonymous
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    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



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    anonymous
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    Sep 29th, 2011 9:04pm report


    Knee high to a man?




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