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Verse:
Gm   Eb
I wrote this song for my father
Bb           F                        Gm   Eb    Bb   F
Sometimes I feel he never gave a damn about me
      Gm       Eb        Bb
Though he raised me like he should
 F              Gm     Eb            Bb   F
Did he understand me? No, no, I don't think so.

Verse -same as first-:
I wrote this song for my mother 
She had to leave me, when I was younger 
She said son, seek this life, and keep an open mind
But in my mind's eye... 

Chorus:
      Eb   Gm
I am free now
          Bb               F
Free to live without my fears
      Eb   Gm
I believe now
    Bb               F
There's a reason why I'm here.
                   Gm  Eb  Bb
It's to try and do good
F                    Gm      Eb   Bb  F
It's to try and do better. -ooh oh-

Verse -same as first-:
Who will I be for my daughter?
This little baby, she means the world to me
Will I relive their mistakes?
Or do things the right way
For her sake.

Chorus:
      Eb   Gm
I am free now
          Bb               F
Free to live without my fears
      Eb   Gm
I believe now
    Bb               F
There's a reason why I'm here.
      Eb
Can I be a man?
         Gm
One that understands
         Bb               F 
How to love more patiently 
         Eb   Gm
I'll be free now
         Bb    F
I'll be free now.

Bridge:
         Eb                         Bb               
And we dream of the day, when our kids can play
          F
In the streets with no fear of them being taken away
          Eb                      Bb
Fathers raise their sons with respect and love 
         F
Handle anger and pain with no need for no guns
       Eb                        Bb
If we hope to be free it takes you and me
         F                
To start over here and now
        Eb                  Bb               F
'Cause this world is, the way it is, it's how we raise our kids.


Gm   Eb         Bb   F
I wrote this song for my mother, wrote this song for our father
So hopefully we can come together 
And hopefully make things a little better.

Chorus:
      Eb   Gm
I am free now
          Bb               F
Free to live without my fears
      Eb   Gm
I believe now
    Bb               F
There's a reason why I'm here.
      Eb
Can I be a man?
         Gm
One that understands
         Bb               F 
How to love more patiently 
         Eb   Gm
I'll be free now
         Bb    F
I'll be free now.

Outro: D
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one Comment

  1. It’s way easier if you transpose it +2

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