I Want to Be Free

Toyah

About I Want to Be Free

"I Want to Be Free" is the seventh UK single by the band Toyah, fronted by Toyah Willcox, and was released on 7 May 1981. Backed by an appearance on Top of the Pops, and bolstered by the performance of the previous single, "I Want to Be Free" entered the UK Top Ten with a peak at #8, and helped push the album Anthem into the UK Albums Chart, where it reached number two. As well as peaking at #10 in South Africa (source: rock.co.za), the single also found Top 40 success in New Zealand and Australia, where it peaked at number 35 . The two B-sides on this single were eventually included on the 1999 reissue of Anthem, and they were also featured on the 2005 compilation The Safari Singles Collection Part 2: 1981-1983. "It was resonated with how I felt about my school years which was very strong even if I was only 22", Toyah said in a 2003 interview, speaking of the song's lyrics. 


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1981
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I'm bored

Don't want to go to school
Don't want to be nobody's fool
Want to be me
Want to be me

Don't want to be sweet and neat
Don't want someone living my life for me
Want to be free

I'm going to turn this world inside out
I'm going to turn suburbia upside down
I'm going to walk the streets, scream and shout
I'm going to crawl through the alleyways, being very loud

Don't want to be told what to wear
As long as you're warm who cares
Want to be me
Want to be me

So what if I dye my hair
I've still got a brain up there
And I'm going to be me
I'm going to be free

I'm going to turn this world inside out
I'm going to turn suburbia upside down
I'm going to walk the streets, scream and shout
I'm going to crawl through the alleyways, being very loud

I'm going to turn this world inside out
I'm going to turn suburbia upside down
I'm going to walk the streets, scream and shout
I'm going to crawl through the alleyways, being very loud

Tear down the wallpaper
Turf out the cat
Tear up the carpet
We've got rid of that
Blow up the TV
Blow up the car
Without these things
You don;t know where you are

Pull down the abbatoirs
And all that's obscene
Everything in life
Should be totally free

We should live and let live
And all live our dreams


I'm going to turn this world inside out
I'm going to turn suburbia upside down
I'm going to walk the streets, scream and shout
I'm going to crawl through the alleyways, being very loud

I'm going to turn this world inside out
I'm going to turn suburbia upside down
I'm going to walk the streets, scream and shout
I'm going to crawl through the alleyways, being very loud

I'm gonna be free
I'm gonna be free

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Toyah

Toyah is the name of the band fronted by Toyah Willcox between 1977 and 1983. The only other consistent band member throughout this period was Joel Bogen, Willcox's principal co-writer and guitarist. more »

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Written by: JOEL HAROLD BOGEN, TOYAH WILCOX

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