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Message started by waffles on 10/27/04 at 21:33:55

Title: Let Your Freedom Ring
Post by waffles on 10/27/04 at 21:33:55

I thought there'd been a page started for every song Patty'd ever written until I noticed that there were only 4 pages in the this section.

I LOVE this song!!! It's one of my top 2 fav's on LFML 1, the other being I Write the Book, and it's one of my top Patty songs, top meaning in the top 20 of just her stuff (how can you pick, really?).

The first time I really "heard" this song I was knocked off my rocker!!!  With all the other songs n her repetoire, I never thought she'd write something so dirty!  I love it though!  I always feel really sassy when I sing along to it.  And you should feel sassy if you're singing about getting laid!

What were other's first reactions?

Title: Re: Let Your Freedom Ring
Post by sandina on 10/27/04 at 22:21:32

Oh yeah Waffles....I totally agree.  LOVE this song!  EVERY word and note and emotion is just killer.  And it's so far and few between to hear Patty doing a "happy" song of any sort, so it's refreshing.  So much fun to sing along to.....in a sassy way   ;)

Title: Re: Let Your Freedom Ring
Post by Turk145 on 10/27/04 at 22:43:29

Thanks for bring it back to my attention.  I'm soaking....er, listening to it now.

Title: Re: Let Your Freedom Ring
Post by ScottG40 on 10/28/04 at 08:20:40

"I'll do everything it takes to send this ship to shore"
Ya gotta love that.

And her guitar on the song seems to be a perfect combination of funky, tense, and um.... aroused.

Title: Re: Let Your Freedom Ring
Post by Fool_on_Fire on 10/28/04 at 09:58:47

I *LOVE* this song. ;D

First, because it's Patty singing all bluesy...and that is as good as it gets. Second, because she's all playful and whimsical and sexahhh...I can almost see her grinning from ear to ear as she sings this.

...hey baby, some things are too big to ignore...

Raaaar. Go girl. 8)

~Elise

Title: Re: Let Your Freedom Ring
Post by marybeth on 10/28/04 at 10:35:39

Course the sexy meaning thing just went way over my head.  :P

Title: Re: Let Your Freedom Ring
Post by waffles on 10/29/04 at 11:58:12

I listened to this song for a while before I realized what it was about then one day the line:

Nature's askin us to do the natural thing,
so come on baby let your freedom ring

hit me and I was like, "back up here, what's going on?"  I think it's really cute that she's being dirty.  And it's one of the best written sex songs ever.

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