Freedom '90

Album: Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 (1990)
Charted: 28 8
  • I won't let you down
    I will not give you up
    Gotta have some faith in the sound
    It's the one good thing that I've got
    I won't let you down
    So please don't give me up
    'Cause I would really, really love to stick around, oh yeah

    Heaven knows I was just a young boy
    Didn't know what I wanted to be (Didn't know what I wanted to be)
    I was every little hungry schoolgirl's pride and joy
    And I guess it was enough for me (said I guess it was enough for me)
    To win the race? A prettier face!
    Brand new clothes and a big fat place
    On your rock and roll T.V.
    But today the way I play the game is not the same, no way
    Think I'm gonna get myself happy

    I think there's something you should know
    I think it's time I told you so
    There's something deep inside of me
    There's someone else I've got to be
    Take back your picture in a frame
    Take back your singing in the rain
    I just hope you understand
    Sometimes the clothes do not make the man

    All we have to do now
    Is take these lies and make them true somehow
    All we have to see
    Is that I don't belong to you
    And you don't belong to me yeah yeah

    Freedom! (I won't let you down)
    Freedom! (I will not give you up)
    Freedom! (Have some faith in the sound)
    You've gotta give for what you take (It's the one good thing that I've got)
    Freedom! (I won't let you down)
    Freedom! (So please don't give me up)
    Freedom! ('Cause I would really, really love to stick around)
    You've gotta give for what you take

    Heaven knows we sure had some fun, boy
    What a kick just a buddy and me (what a kick just a buddy and me)
    We had every big-shot good time band on the run, boy
    We were living in a fantasy (we were living in a fantasy)
    We won the race, got out of the place
    I went back home, got a brand new face
    For the boys on MTV
    But today the way I play the game has got to change, oh yeah
    Now I'm gonna get myself happy

    I think there's something you should know
    I think it's time I stopped the show
    There's something deep inside of me
    There's someone I forgot to be
    Take back your picture in a frame
    Don't think that I'll be back again
    I just hope you understand
    Sometimes the clothes do not make the man

    All we have to do now
    Is take these lies and make them true somehow
    All we have to see
    Is that I don't belong to you
    And you don't belong to me, yeah yeah

    Freedom! (I won't let you down)
    Freedom! (I will not give you up)
    Freedom! (Have some faith in the sound)
    You've gotta give for what you take (It's the one good thing that I've got)
    Freedom! (I won't let you down)
    Freedom! (So please don't give me up)
    Freedom! ('Cause I would really, really love to stick around)
    You've gotta give for what you take

    Well it looks like the road to heaven
    But it feels like the road to hell
    When I knew which side my bread was buttered
    I took the knife as well
    Posing for another picture
    Everybody's got to sell
    But when you shake your ass
    They notice fast
    And some mistakes were build to last

    That's what you get (That's what you get)
    That's what you get (I say that's what you get)
    That's what you get (for changing your mind)
    That's what you get for changing your mind

    That's what you get
    That's what you get (And after all this time)
    I just hope you understand
    Sometimes the clothes do not make me, oh yeah

    All we have to do now
    Is take these lies and make them true somehow
    All we have to see
    Is that I don't belong to you
    And you don't belong to me, yeah yeah

    Freedom!
    Freedom! (oh freedom)
    Freedom! (my freedom)
    You've gotta give for what you take
    Freedom! (hold on to my freedom)
    Freedom!
    Freedom! (my freedom)
    You've gotta give for what you take
    Give for what you, give for what you take yeah
    Yeah, you've got to give for what you, give for what you, give

    May not be what you want from me
    Just the way it's got to be
    Lose the face now
    I've got to live, I've got to live, I've got to live Writer/s: GEORGE MICHAEL
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 12

  • Viktoria Semenenko from Ukraine"I've never thought myself as a gay artist"
    https://youtu.be/YwOS6cfoDJo

    But talking about a fantasy George also meant he never felt like it was he in Wham! period especially for "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" video. But from our destinies point of view I just really didn't belong to him but Alexander Severe so it's obvious why he wanted to stick around.
  • Freedomvelez from Cebu City,mandaue City, PhilippinesMy name is freedom so i must be proud of may name thank you george michael what a incredible song maybe i want to give thanks and give all that i know yes this me .....
  • Heather from Madison, WiI absolutely love this song and video......

    .......very liberating to shake your money-maker too.....
  • Vinman from Casselberry, FlAwesome song and video, but how can you forget
    Cindy Crawford!!!!!in the bath tub no less.
  • Lance from Clinton Corners, UgandaThe best video of all time, and one of the best songs. The German model Tatjana Patiz is so wonderful on both the eyes and her lip synching! I have Listen Without Prejudice and the song is only listed as "Freedom." I have heard that Micheal added "90" to the title so that it would not be confused with the song by Wham! with the same title. Yeah, like that would ever happen!
  • Jon from St. Paul, MnI don't know what it is about this song. But I just love it soooooo much. It is one of those songs where I could listen to it over and over again and not get tired of. I think it is also a fun song to sing along with and it has a great beat. I think George Michael is such a talented and amazing singer :)
  • Mike from Santa Barbara, CaThis song is best remembered by the number of supermodels who lip sync the lyrics. They are Linda Evangilista, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Tatjana Patitz, and Cindy Crawford.
  • Mjn Seifer from Not Listed For Personal Reason, EnglandThe only thing I don't like about this song is that people keep thinking I mean this when I tell them my favourite Wham! song.
  • Sum Sum from New Delhi, Indiasame here, its one of my fav song and music video as well. George featured all the top chic models in the video. No one can beat him. his every video is very different.
  • Sascha from Stuttgart, GermanyIt's a great song that makes you feel that George had just found to himself both artistically and personally. His whole "Listen Without Prejudice" album (1990) is so wonderfully authentic and reflected George's hunger to free himself from certain stereotypes and from his past. He was just ready to be himself and to find love and happiness.
  • Leon from Waterbury, CtOne of my favorite videos and a fantastic song.
  • Craig from Madison, WiOne of the hottest videos of all time. Makes me stammer just thinking about it.
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