You Make Feel So Free
Van Morrison Lyrics


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Some people spend their time just runnin' round in circles, always chasing
Some exotic bird
I prefer to spend some time just listening for that special something
That I've never-ever heard
I like a new song to sing, another show or somewhere entirely different to be
But baby, you make me feel so free

And so I yearn for mistress calling me
That's the muse, that's the muse
But we only burn up with that passion when there's absolutely nothing
Left to lose
I make it to spring and there's no bed of roses
It's just more hard work and bad company
But baby you make me feel so free

All right
(You make me feel so free)
I heard them say that you can have your cake and eat it
But all I wanted was one free lunch
How can I eat it when the man that's next to me
Now, he grabbed it, Lord, he beat me, he beat me to the punch

How can I even talk about freedom when you know
Oh, it's sweet mystery, but baby, you, you
You make me feel so free

I'm gonna lay my cards just right down on the table and spin the wheel
And roll the dice
And whatever way it comes out, and whatever way it turns out, baby you know
Well, that's the price
Well, I'll order again there's no need to explain
I just need somewhere to dump all my negativity

But baby, remember, you make me feel so free

What ya say what you say, what you say, what you say, what you say?
(You make me feel so free)
What ya say what you say, what you say, what you say, what you say?
(You make me feel so free) oh, yeah, baby, say it again
Say it, say it, say it, say it again




(You make me feel so free) oh, you make me feel so free
So doggone free

Overall Meaning

Van Morrison's song "You Make Me Feel So Free" is a contemplative song about finding freedom in a world constantly in motion. The opening stanza notes how some people spend their lives running in circles, searching for that elusive thing that can give their existence meaning. The singer, on the other hand, simply wants to listen out for something that they have never heard before. They crave a new song to sing or a different milieu, yet they are content because their partner makes them feel liberated.


The singer yearns for a mistress, which is a metaphor for inspiration, and compares it to the unpredictable nature of life. They reference the phrase "you can have your cake and eat it," which is a contradiction in its construction because once you have eaten cake, you no longer have it. This paradox influences the singer's stance on freedom, admitting that it is a "sweet mystery" made simpler by their lover.


In the end, the singer lays down their cards, spins the wheel, and rolls the dice, trusting whatever outcome comes to pass because their partner makes them feel free. The song highlights the difficulties of navigating a world that tries to rope us into conformity while celebrating the peace that comes with finding someone who brings us the ultimate freedom.


Line by Line Meaning

Some people spend their time just runnin' round in circles, always chasing Some exotic bird
Some people are always in search of something that they don't have and spend their time chasing it without any clear direction


I prefer to spend some time just listening for that special something That I've never-ever heard
Instead of chasing something, the singer prefers to take time to find new experiences and listen to new music


I like a new song to sing, another show or somewhere entirely different to be But baby, you make me feel so free
The singer enjoys being adventurous and exploring new things, but their love makes them feel free to be themselves and do what they want


And so I yearn for mistress calling me That's the muse, that's the muse But we only burn up with that passion when there's absolutely nothing Left to lose
The singer yearns for inspiration from their muse, but true passion and creativity only come when they have nothing to lose


I make it to spring and there's no bed of roses It's just more hard work and bad company But baby you make me feel so free
Even though life can be tough and full of hardships, the singer's love makes them feel free and happy


(You make me feel so free) I heard them say that you can have your cake and eat it But all I wanted was one free lunch How can I eat it when the man that's next to me Now, he grabbed it, Lord, he beat me, he beat me to the punch
Other people may have everything, but the singer only wanted a small thing, and someone else took it before they had a chance to enjoy it


How can I even talk about freedom when you know Oh, it's sweet mystery, but baby, you, you You make me feel so free
The singer feels that they can't even describe what freedom is, but their love makes them feel liberated and alive


I'm gonna lay my cards just right down on the table and spin the wheel And roll the dice And whatever way it comes out, and whatever way it turns out, baby you know Well, that's the price
The singer is willing to take risks and gamble with their life, and whatever the outcome, they know that their love will make them feel free and happy


Well, I'll order again there's no need to explain I just need somewhere to dump all my negativity But baby, remember, you make me feel so free
The singer may have negative feelings or experiences, but their love makes them feel free and happy despite those struggles


What ya say what you say, what you say, what you say, what you say? (You make me feel so free) What ya say what you say, what you say, what you say, what you say? (You make me feel so free) oh, yeah, baby, say it again Say it, say it, say it, say it again (You make me feel so free) oh, you make me feel so free So doggone free
The singer is so happy and grateful for their love that they want to keep hearing it from their partner, and want to express how free and liberated they feel because of it




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Written by: VAN MORRISON

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