Music Monday: Born Free by Kid Rock

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Today’s pick for #MusicMonday comes from the motorcycle-riding, freedom-loving American badass himself, the one and only Kid Rock.

Kid Rock told MTV News that he was inspired to write the song Born Free while he was visiting Afghanistan to play for the troops.

I started to think about no matter where somebody was born in this world, how lucky you are just by the grace of God to be born free.

The video for the song features Kid singing about the glory of freedom in a number of beautiful settings. It also shows him cruising on his Harley-Davidson Street Glide, because what better place to enjoy your freedom than on the open road?

Check out the lyrics and video for Born Free below. It’s the perfect song to rock out to before you go riding.


Lyrics to Born Free by Kid Rock:

Fast, on a rough road riding
High, through the mountains climbing
Twisting, turning further from my home.
Young, like a new moon rising
Fierce, through the rain and lightning
Wandering out into this great unknown.

And I don’t want no one to cry,
But tell ’em if I don’t survive:

I was born free!
I was booooooorn free
I was born free, born free.

Free, like a river raging
Strong, is the wind I’m facing.
Chasing dreams and racing father time.
Deep like the grandest canyon,
Wild like an untamed stallion.
If you can’t see my heart you must be blind.

You can knock me down and watch me bleed
But you can’t keep no chains on me.

I was born free!
I was booooooorn free
I was born free, born free.

And I’m not good at long goodbyes,
But look down deep into my eyes,

I was born free!

Calm, facing danger,
Lost like an unknown stranger,
Grateful, for my time with no regrets.
Close to my destination,
Tired, frail and achin’,
Waitin’ patiently for the sun to set.

And when it’s done believe that I
Will yell it from that mountain highhh!

I was born free!
I was booooooorn free
I was born free, born free.

I will bow to shining seas
And celebrate God’s grace on me!

Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh (repeats)


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