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Michael Jackson Free

 "Free" is a soothing Romantic Ballad mixed by Bill Bottrell under the diction of Mr. Jackson. It is obviously a work in progress with Michael laughing towards the end with Rodney on keys(not Rodney Jerkins since he was still in high school then).

 I don't think this would have made the cut. Yet a B-side was certainly not out of the realm of possibility. I feel that somehow the lyrics got recycled for "I Just Can't Stop Loving You".

Anyways, here's what Matt Forge has to say about this track...

 "There were times when going back and listening to this stuff was really an emotional experience for me. That was especially the case when I started working on the song, 'Free.' When you listen to this song you hear Michael's spirit and joy. It's raw, it's loose, it's him in his element, doing what he loved to do. The first time I listened to it I broke down. This is what it was like every day."

Lyrics to Free


You're the one that I adore
Everyone they don't know me
Tell me things they all believe, I do
All the things I wanna say
Tell the things you are to me?
All the lies you have to say "I do"
Uh,uh,uh, baby

Yesterday is when I felt down
And you save my faith from the ground
And you say they looked at me
But all they want is to hear you say, "I do"
That's right, I want to be

Free, free like the wind blows
To fly away just like a sparrow
To feel letting my hair blow
To take my time wherever I go
I'm in my prime

You're the one that I adore
Just kiss me once, I wanna know you
Feel the love cause I can feel in mine
If you're the one for me
Just tell me twice and I will see
The heart and soul of all the things I feel
Uh, uh, uh, no

Yesterday when I felt down
I start to Try to remember you I'm relieved
Life is just a thing you don’t waste
??? Cause "I do"
Because I want to be

Free, free like the wind blows
To fly away just like a sparrow
To feel letting my hair blow
To take my time wherever I go
I want to be...

Free, free like the wind blows
To fly away just like a sparrow
To feel letting my hair blow
To take my time wherever I go
I'm in my (day, alright)

Oh, ah
Alright
Ah ah
Oh yeah

Yesterday when I felt down
I start to see you in my mind
And they tried to look at me,
But all they wanted to hear me say, "I do"
Yes, 'cause I want to be

Free, free like the wind blows
To fly away just like a sparrow
To feel letting my hair blow
To take my time wherever I go
I want to be...

Free, free like the wind blows
(Free like the wind blows)
To fly away just like a sparrow
(Wherever I go)
To feel letting my hair blow
(I take my time, baby)
To take my time wherever I go
(Take my time wherever I go)
I want to be...

Free, free like the wind blows
(Free like the wind)
To fly away just like a sparrow (Oh-my-my)
To feel letting my hair blow
(Woah, woah, woah, woah, baby)
To take my time wherever I go
(Wherever I go)

Free, free like the wind blows
(You'll be free, now)
(I want to be free)
To fly away just like a sparrow
(I wanna be free)
To feel letting my hair blow
(I want some loving) (Ah, ah, uh, oh baby)
To take my time wherever I go
(Wherever I go)
(Hoo!)

I've got to be free, baby!

*Laughing*

"Rodney, you're so silly."


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