Rolling Stones ( The ) - I'M FREE

First performance: 16/08/1989


Coverinfo

Bruce covered the song only once:
 
1989-08-16 - CHEERS, LONG BRANCH, NJ
 
This song was performed during a guest appearance with Bobby Bandiera. Bruce joins Bobby on stage again for 6 songs 
 
NEW ORLEANS / MERCY MERCY / I'M FREE / FROM SMALL THINGS (BIG THINGS ONE DAY COME) / KEEP A KNOCKIN' / LIGHT OF DAY - LAND OF 1000 DANCES
 

Songinfo

"I'm Free" is a song by the Rolling Stones written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, first released as the final track on the UK Out of Our Heads album on 24 September 1965. It was also released at the same time as a single in the US and later included on the American December's Children (And Everybody's) album. The Rolling Stones recorded a re-worked acoustic version for their 1995 album Stripped. The song uses a line from The Beatles' 1964 song "Eight Days a Week": "Hold me, love me, hold me, love me."
 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

Bruce covered 21 songs of the Rolling Stones and had 3 performances with them : 
 
Bruce joins The Rolling Stones on the World Stage at the "Rock in Rio" Festival, performing "Tumbling Dice" together.  
 
 
 
Bruce's last public action in 2012 is a scheduled appearance as a special guest with The Rolling Stones on their 50th anniversary tour in Newark. A somewhat starstruck Bruce shares lead vocals with Mick Jagger. This is the first time Springsteen has played "Tumbling Dice", from the Rolling Stones' 1972 album Exile On Main St. 
 
 
 
1989-01-18 Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, NY 
Springsteen attends the fourth Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame ceremonies. The night's inductees are The Rolling Stones. Bruce jammed with an all - star band, including The Stones.
 

Lyrics

I'm free to do what I want any old time
I'm free to do what I want any old time
So love me, hold me, love me, hold me
I'm free any old time to get what I want
I'm free to sing my song though it gets out of time
I'm free to sing my song though it gets out of time
So love me, hold me, love me, hold me
And I'm free any old time to get what I want
Love me, hold me, love me, hold me
But I'm free any old time to get what I want
I'm free to choose what I please any old time
I'm free to please what I choose any old time
So hold me, love me, love me, hold me
I'm free any old time to get what I want, yes I am