I'm Free (Pete Townshend) BMG Music o/b/o Towser Tunes, Fabulous Music, ABKCO (BMI)

Pete: "'I'm Free' came from 'Street Fighting Man.' This has a weird time/shape and when I finally discovered how it went, I thought 'well blimey, it can't be that simple,' but it was and it was a gas and I wanted to do it myself."

This song was originally intended as a "sermon" by Tommy long after his cure and expressed his freedom from materialistic values. It was only during the live version that its power eventually moved it to being at the point of Tommy's cure.

"I'm Free" was released as a single throughout the world except for the U.K. In the U.S. charts it reached #37. A single sung by Roger Daltrey from the London Symphony Orchestra version reached #13 in the U.K. in June 1973.

Tommy:

I'M FREE-I'm free,
And freedom tastes of reality,
I'm free-I'm free,
AN' I'm waiting for you to follow me.

If I told you what it takes
to reach the highest high,
You'd laugh and say 'nothing's that simple'
But you've been told many times before
Messiahs pointed to the door
And no one had the guts to leave the temple!

I'm free-I'm free
And freedom tastes of reality
I'm free-I'm free
And I'm waiting for you to follow me.

Chorus:

How can we follow?
How can we follow?

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