Free
Phish Lyrics


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I'm floating in the blimp a lot
I feel the feeling I forgot
Swimming weightless in the womb
Bouncing gently round the room
In a minute I'll be free
And we'll be splashing in the sea

I feel no curiosity
I see the path ahead of me
In a minute I'll be free
And we'll be splashing in the sea
We hear a tiny cry
As the ship goes sliding by

Free! Free!

Free!

I'm floating in the blimp a lot
I feel the feeling I forgot
I'm floating in the blimp a lot
I feel free!




Free! Free!
Free! Free!

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Phish's song Free are open to interpretation, but they seem to capture a feeling of liberation and freedom. The singer is floating in a blimp, disconnected from the world around them, but feeling weightless and free like they are in the womb. They are bouncing gently around the room, with no curiosity about what lies ahead, but they know that in a minute they will be free and splashing in the sea. The moment is interrupted by a "tiny cry" as a ship goes sliding by, reminding the singer of the world they are disconnected from. However, they eventually find freedom in this disconnected state and chant "Free!" repeatedly.


The lyrics of Free can be interpreted in many ways. Some see it as a metaphor for drug use or other forms of escapism, with the blimp representing the high and the sea representing a place of ultimate calm. Others see it as a metaphor for death, with the womb and the blimp representing life and the sea representing the afterlife. It could also be seen as a commentary on modern life, where people are so disconnected from their surroundings that they feel weightless and directionless.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm floating in the blimp a lot
The singer feels disconnected from reality, like floating in a blimp, and is possibly under the influence of drugs or alcohol.


I feel the feeling I forgot
The singer is experiencing a sense of nostalgia and rediscovery of a feeling they thought they had lost or forgotten.


Swimming weightless in the womb
The singer feels a sense of comfort and security, likening it to the feeling of being in the mother's womb.


Bouncing gently round the room
The artist feels carefree and playful, imagining themselves bouncing around the room like a child.


In a minute I'll be free
The artist anticipates escaping their current reality and feeling unrestrained in the near future.


And we'll be splashing in the sea
The singer imagines a joyful and carefree experience in the future, possibly with others.


I feel no curiosity
The singer lacks interest in exploring or learning new things, reflecting a sense of satisfaction with their current state.


I see the path ahead of me
The artist has a clear sense of direction and purpose in life, having set goals and aspirations.


We hear a tiny cry
The artist and others notice or become aware of something small and insignificant.


As the ship goes sliding by
The artist observes the passage of time and change, as represented metaphorically by a ship sliding past.


Free! Free!
The singer repeats a chant-like exclamation expressing their desire for freedom and unbridled expression.


Free! Free!
The artist repeats a chant-like exclamation expressing their desire for freedom and unbridled expression.


Free! Free!
The singer repeats a chant-like exclamation expressing their desire for freedom and unbridled expression.




Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: TREY ANASTASIO, TOM MARSHALL

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