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Philadelphia Freedom Lyrics

from One Night Only

"Philadelphia Freedom" is track #4 on the album One Night Only. It was written by John, Elton / Taupin, Bernie.
"Philadelphia Freedom" is track #4 on the album One Night Only. It was written by John, Elton / Taupin, Bernie.

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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 this Philadelphia Freedom
From the day that I was born, I've waved the flag
Philadelphia Freedom, took me knee-high to a man
Yeah, gave me peace of mind, my daddy never had

Oh, Philadelphia Freedom shine on me, I love you
Shine a light, through the eyes of the ones left behind
Shine a light, shine a light
Shine a light, won't you shine a light?
Philadelphia Freedom, I love you, yes I do

If you choose to you can live your life alone
Some people choose the city
Some others choose the good old family home

I like living easy without family ties
Till the whippoorwill of freedom zapped me
Right between the eyes

'Cause I live and breathe this Philadelphia Freedom
From the day that I was born, I've waved the flag
Philadelphia Freedom, took me knee-high to a man
Yeah, gave me peace of mind, my daddy never had

Oh, Philadelphia Freedom shine on me, I love you
Shine a light, through the eyes of the ones left behind
Shine a light, shine a light
Shine a light, won't you shine a light?
Philadelphia Freedom, I love you, yes I do

Philadelphia Freedom shine on me, I love you
Shine a light, through the eyes of the ones left behind
Shine a light, shine a light
Shine a light, won't you shine a light?
Philadelphia Freedom, I love you, yes I do

My Philadelphia Freedom shine on me, I love you
Shine a light, through the eyes of the ones left behind
Shine a light, shine a light
Shine a light, won't you shine a light?
Philadelphia Freedom, I love
You know I love, you know I love you, yes I do

Philadelphia Freedom, I love you, yes I do
Philadelphia Freedom, don't you know that I love you? Yes I do
Philadelphia Freedom, don't you know that I love you? Yes I do
Philadelphia Freedom, don't you know that I love you? Yes I do

Songwriters
JOHN, ELTON / TAUPIN, BERNIE

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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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