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Lynyrd Skynyrd: Freebird Meaning

Song Released: 1974


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If I leave here tomorrow
Would you still remember me?
For I must be travelling on, now,
’cause there’s too many places I’ve got to see.
But, if I stayed here with you, girl,
Things just couldn’t be the same.
’cause I’m as free as a bird...

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    anonymous
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    Sep 13th, 2008 9:51pm report


    Are you serious? There is waaaaaayyyyyyy too much emotion for Free Bird to be just about groupies and one night stands. Have you heard the song or did you just read the lyrics? Anyway. My personal belief is that songs like Free Bird and other great songs like it that are a little ambiguous about the meaning are MENT TO BE THAT WAY! They are meant to help the listener through whatever they are going through. Death or Breakup, no matter the circumstances are hard and this song is about coping and letting go.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 28th, 2008 6:48pm report


    This song was written to groupies or potential groupies to get free sex and leave without feeling guilty for using them when they get emotional.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    anonymous
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    Mar 10th, 2008 3:17pm report


    I've never herd such a great song that was meant to be a love song.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 5th, 2007 12:47pm report


    O.K whoever made the interpretation above this one about passing on from life is, lets see, an IDIOT....the songs meaning is as a few of the other interpretations stated, Ronnie Van Zant was a free man, an American, he would do what h wanted how he wanted and when he wanted, and was very stubborn so what he said went...now to the idiot part...the meaning of the song doesn't change it keeps its original meaning Ronnie, Gary, and Allen wrote the song together for that meaning, and since Ronnie was one of the 4 that did die, how is he gonna change the meaning??? no shit huh?

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    anonymous
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    Jul 19th, 2007 7:35pm report


    Originally intended to be a song about moving on from a lover and exploring the world, the meaning sort of changed after the fatal crash that ended the life of 4 of their band mates, ending the original Lynyrd Skynyrd, the song became a song about the passing from one life to another.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 3rd, 2007 7:43pm report


    Ronnie did say that "FreeBird" does reflect on his desire to literally be as free as a bird. He always thought of them as creatures with no boundaries and could just fly away. This is gonna sound crazy but the rest of the song is actually him breaking up with a girl in order to have no boundaries or limits himself. "If I stay here with you girl things just couldn't be the same / cause I'm as free as a bird now / and this bird you cannot change"



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    specialk2319
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    Jul 26th, 2006 7:17am report


    In an interview while out fishing ronnie van zant was asked about freebird. He said that there is nothing more free than a bird, to fly wherever it wants to go.



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    Ssheska77
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    Apr 27th, 2006 4:23am report


    In my opinion, this song is a farewell and passing on. As we know Lynyrd Skynyrd had terrible tragedies occur within there band mates.



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