I Want to Break Free
Queen Lyrics


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I want to break free
I want to break free
I want to break free from your lies
You're so self-satisfied, I don't need you
I've got to break free
God knows, God knows I want to break free

I've fallen in love
I've fallen in love for the first time
And this time, I know it for real
I've fallen in love, yeah
God knows, God knows I've fallen in love

It's strange but it's true, yeah
I can't get over the way you love me like you do
But I have to be sure
When I walk out that door
Oh, how I want to be free, baby
Oh, how I want to be free
Oh, how I want to break free

But life still goes on
I can't get used to living without, living without
Living without you by my side
I don't want to live alone, hey
God knows, got to make it on my own

So baby can't you see
I've got to break free
I've got to break free




I want to break free, yeah
I want, I want, I want, I want to break free

Overall Meaning

"I Want to Break Free" is a classic and timeless song by Queen, which is all about the freedom to be oneself, and the struggle to break free from societal norms, expectations, and the repressive aspects of relationships. The lyrics address the singer’s rebellion against the restrictive nature of his relationship, as he wants to escape the lies and the self-satisfaction that he believes his partner represents. The singer has fallen in love for the first time and is finally breaking free to live a life free of limitations and full of love. He wants to be sure that he can stand on his own two feet and find happiness alone, but fears he will never find love again. While the song is primarily about romantic relationships, it has wider connections to the human condition, both in personal and social contexts.


The first verse is a bold statement of the singer’s intentto break free from the lies that he perceives his partner represents. He is self-assured in his “I don't need you” stance, and his strong-willedness is further emphasized by the repetitions of “I want to break free.” In the second verse, the singer reflects on his newfound love and the depth of his emotions. He has fallen in love for the first time, and he feels it is real, even though it may seem strange. The chorus reflects the singer’s feelings of his yearning for freedom to be his true self.


In the bridge, the singer acknowledges the inherent difficulties in breaking free from the relationship, even as he feels the need to do so. Life is going to continue, and he struggles with the reality of being alone, without his partner by his side. As the song comes to a close, the singer returns to his resolve, declaring in strong and repeated lines, that he wants to break free.


Line by Line Meaning

I want to break free
The singer desires freedom from someone or something that has been limiting them.


I want to break free from your lies
The singer wants to be free from the falsehoods and fakeness of their current situation or relationship.


You're so self satisfied I don't need you
The person who is hindering the singer is confident in their status, but the singer has realized they do not require them.


God knows, God knows I want to break free
The singer pleads to a higher power to recognize their deep desire for personal liberation.


I've fallen in love for the first time
The singer has encountered genuine romantic feelings for the first time in their life.


And this time I know it's for real
The singer is assured that these feelings are true and not a fleeting infatuation.


It's strange but it's true, yeah
The singer acknowledges that the situation they are in is unusual but genuinely heartfelt.


I can't get over the way you love me like you do
The singer is deeply moved by the way someone loves them but recognizes their need for independence.


But I have to be sure when I walk out that door
The singer is uncertain about leaving behind what they know and are accustomed to but recognized the importance of being prepared.


Oh, how I want to be free, baby
The singer yearns to be free, and even though it may be challenging, they will do whatever it takes to achieve it.


But life still goes on
Despite the singer's desire for change, they recognize that life continues to move forward.


I can't get used to living without, living without living without you by my side
Without the other person, the singer is struggling to acclimate to life as they once knew it.


I don't want to live alone, hey
The singer does not want to live life without the other person. They want to directly tell them and make a change.


God knows, got to make it on my own
The singer knows that they cannot rely on anyone to make their dreams and desires come true but themselves.


So baby can't you see I've got to break free
The singer is urging the other person to recognize how important it is for the singer to break free.


I want to break free, yeah
The singer emphasizes their unyielding desire for liberation from the constriction of their past.


I want, I want, I want, I want to break free
The singer repeats their vow to pursue liberation and the fulfillment of their desires.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: John Deacon

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@714Musicfan

John deacon deserves more credit then what he’s given

Another one bites the dust
Your my Best friend
I want to break free
Friends will be friends (shared credit between him and Freddie)
Spread your wings

All fantastic songs that he wrote
Good on ya John😊



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I want to break free
I want to break free
I want to break free from your lies
You're so self satisfied, I don't need you
I've got to break free
God knows
God knows I want to break free
I've fallen in love
I've fallen in love for the first time
And this time I know it's for real
I've fallen in love, yeah
God knows
God knows I've fallen in love
It's strange but it's true
Hey, I can't get over the way you love me like you do
But I have to be sure
When I walk out that door
Oh, how I want to be free, baby
Oh, how I want to be free
Oh, how I want to break free
But life still goes on
I can't get used to living without living without living without you
By my side
I don't want to live alone, hey
God knows
Got to make it on my own
So, baby, can't you see
I've got to break free
I've got to break free
I want to break free, yeah
I want, I want, I want
I want to break free



@Elithrae

Dude, Roger Taylor is actually beyond amazing. Just nobody's been paying attention all these years to how bloody brilliant the ENTIRETY of Queen really is.


Even Deacy was actually really godamn gifted outside of just his amazing bass licks. Not only was he a really gifted songwriter (all four of them were individually inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame) but he created the "Deacy Amp" that May used for years and years to produce some of the most unique sounds in the world, and the Deacy amp was so unique and intricate that Deacon & May gave permission to a group to try to recreate them and it took them TWELVE YEARS and TAKING APART THE ORIGINAL DEACY AMP to be able to do it!


Oh, and in case you're not aware, Brian May's Red Special, the guitar he's played for over 50 years now? Yeah, he built that out of bits lying around his house with his dad. There's even a damn book about it, because that's how unique the guitar is and what a marvel it is. Oh, and he's DOCTOR Brian May, Astrophysicist and worked on the project for us to get pictures out from Pluto. So there's that, too.


Like, even if you don't go super in-depth with all of them, just reading each of the guys' Wikipedia pages is a great time and really shows just how truly remarkable these guys were. Queen wasn't a success because of Freddie. It was a success because of Freddie, Brian, John, & Roger. Period. They wouldn't have become "Queen" without any of those four, and I truly believe that, even as I worship Freddie Mercury as a damned God because I'm a lyricist & vocalist and he's the greatest vocalist to ever live.



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