Album: Edge of Forever (1999)
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  • This is the opening track from Edge of Forever, Lynyrd Skynyrd 's ninth studio album. A live version of this song was also included on the 2010 CD/DVD Live From Freedom Hall. Lead singer Johnny Van Zant discussed the song on his record label's website in 2010: "Well I think that goes back to our upbringing. We always have worked in our life and our fans are working class people and that's what we believe in doing - we're probably one of the hardest working bands out there and have always been out there every year. Where a lot of other bands take off, we're out there playing for our fans. And you know its something like 'I'm gonna buy my baby shoes' I have kids in college and I have to buy them shoes! (Laughs) And keep 'em fed! So thanks to the Skynyrd Nation we're still around. And we're actually playing it this year coming up. We change our set up here and there, there's so many great Lynyrd Skynyrd songs. We know we have to do 'Freebird,' 'Sweet Home' and those kind of things, but that song was just a statement, we think of our fans as the working class of America - or all around. [Even] when we're in Europe they're the working class so we like doing that one. It's an up tempo thing, it's in your face and that's us."


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