Kid Rock’s first album since 2007 is scheduled to hit stores on November 16, 2010. You can get a sneak peak with the title track, ‘Born Free’, in the video and lyrics below.
‘Born Free’ is Kid Rock’s first album since he released ‘Rock N Roll Jesus’ in 2007. He says he was inspired to write the song while playing for soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq.
When Rock discussed the song with MTV News back in September, he noted that despite its patriotic spirit, “Born Free” isn’t necessarily just a pro-American anthem. “I think that song already has kinda gotten a little misconstrued that it’s just this big, patriotic American song, which it is in its own right, but it first came to mind to write something like this when I was on one of my trips to Afghanistan, Iraq, playing for our soldiers,” Rock told MTV News’ Tim Kash. “I started to just 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.”
You can watch the video and see the lyrics below.
Kid Rock, Born Free – Lyrics
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 borrrrrrn free
I was born free, Born Free.
Free, like a river raging
Strong, if the wind I’m facing.
Chasing dreams and racing father time.
Deep like the grandest canon,
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.
And I’m not good at long goodbyes but look down
Deep into my eyes.
I was born free!
Heyy yayaaa yaayayaaa.
Calm facing danger
Lost, like an unknown stranger
Grateful for my time with no regrets.
Close to my destination
Tired, frail and aching
Waitin patiently for the sun to set.
And when its done believe that I will yell it from that mountain highhh!
And I will vow to the shining seas and celebrate God’s Grace on me.
Oh, ohh ohh ohhwaahhoo.