From the album Better Days
This was the second song I was given to work on, a great bluesy rock riff from guitarist Al Pinell. Al's place in the band is huge, on all three records. Again, I was still thinking politically, more in terms of recent times in America. This was 2015. But I was also still very into the great rock writing of the early 70s that joining Granicus had brought me back to, and the lyrics of bands like Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company and Aerosmith, this kind of traveling rock freedom. Loving them and then rambling on.
So, it was a chance to engage in some fantasy, to be a little creative with imagery, and to look at the idea of freedom, and what some think it is or should be.
C: Walk Free, c’mon be free
Free like all the birds in the trees
Walk Free, c’mon be free
Free like we deserve to be
V1: Straying and a-playing, a quarter to four
Common sense has gone out the door
Now, I’m on a mission, and I’m kinda wishin’
That my stayin’s gonna lead to a score
At this moment, she’s the apple of my eye
Are we gonna play or fly?
Drinks are talkin’, jukebox roarin’
Don’t want no drama, just another good morning
V2: It’s easy living when it’s easy to breathe
Just let the times kinda move ya
Look outside and see yourself
Maybe not rich, but ain’t got no blues, yeah
Yeah baby you choose
Good rhythms or blues