Running Free

Album: Iron Maiden (1980)
Charted: 34
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    Just sixteen, a pickup truck, out of money, out of luck
    I've got nowhere to call my own, hit the gas, and here I go

    I'm running free yeah, I'm running free
    I'm running free yeah, oh I'm running free

    I spent the night in an LA jail
    And listened to the sirens wail
    They ain't got a thing on me
    I'm running wild, I'm running free, yeah

    I'm running free yeah, I'm running free
    I'm running free yeah, oh I'm running free

    Get out my way

    I'm running free yeah, I'm running free
    I'm running free yeah, oh I'm running free

    Break

    Pulled her at the bottle top
    A whiskey, dancing, disco hop
    Now all the boys are after me
    And that's the way it's gonna be, yeah

    I'm running free yeah, I'm running free
    I'm running free yeah, oh I'm running free
    Oh

    (I'm running free yeah, I'm running free)
    I'm running (I'm running free yeah, I'm running free)
    I'm running (I'm running free yeah, I'm running free)
    I'm running(I'm running free yeah, I'm running free)
    Ooh, yeah-yeah
    I'm running (I'm running free yeah, I'm running free)
    I'm running (I'm running free yeah, I'm running free)
    I'm running (I'm running free yeah, I'm running free)
    Ooh yeah, I'm running (I'm running free yeah, I'm running free)
    I'm running (I'm running free yeah, I'm running free)
    I'm running (I'm running free yeah, I'm running free)
    Yeah Writer/s: Paul Di'anno, Stephen Percy Harris
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 10

  • Alex from SerbiaIt doesnt look like Paul, eather. It may be a guy (from the song). And first Eddy didn't have arms, he was litteraly a head, that is why he's got a name. Every studio album cover Eddy was a zombie, but in middle 70s the mascott was just a head. Again I, as somebody asked, Bruce didn't record this song, there may be live versions relised as the B sides or bonus.
  • Ryan from Pataskala, OhBruce Dickinson was on the recording of the 1985 live single, but I don't believe he ever participated in a studio recording.
  • Caitlin from Colmesneil, TxIt's not Bruce Dickinson on the cover. It was a picture of what the kid might look like running down the street (the song is about a sixteen-year-old boy who runs away from home). The fact that it looks like Bruce was just a big coincidence... though fitting considering Bruce did have a troubled childhood. His parents didn't want anything to do with him when he was little because he was conceived accidentally, he was raised by his grandparents, when his parents finally did get custody of him when he was thirteen they shipped him off to boarding school (which he was kicked out of at sixteen), and his mother has told him that the only reason he's here is "because the damn doctor's abortion didn't take", all stuff kids have run away over. It's sad...
  • Nikhil from Mumbai, Indiamy favourite maiden track!
  • Jeff from Baltimore, MdDid Bruce Dickinsin ever do a studio version of this song?
  • Kevin from Campbell River, CanadaThe best version I've ever heard of this song was when they played it on a German Rock & Pop show. It was when Adrian Smith first joined the band and it was just awesome.
  • Oscar from Stockholm, SwedenThe line "Out of money, out of luck" tells that the song is about someone with a gambling habit. "Spent the night at an L.A. jail" tells that the gambler probably had some unpaid debts or something...I think...
  • IngÃ?lfur from ReykjavÃ?k, Icelandthis was the first time Eddie appeared
  • Erik from Franklin Square, NyYea, the lead singer at that time was Paul D'ianno, and Eddie didn't really have one arm, the other arm was at his side, out of view.
  • Lp from Chandler, AzBruce Dickinson wasn't the singer on this record, it was Paul Dianno.
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