January 16, 2021

I’m Free

Pete: "’I’m Free’ came from ‘Street Fighting Man.’ This has a weird time/shape and when I finally discovered how it went, I thought ‘well blimey, it can’t be that simple,’ but it was and it was a gas and I wanted to do it myself."

This song was originally intended as a "sermon" by Tommy long after his cure and expressed his freedom from materialistic values. It was only during the live version that its power eventually moved it to being at the point of Tommy’s cure.

"I’m Free" was released as a single throughout the world except for the U.K. In the U.S. charts it reached #37. A single sung by Roger Daltrey from the London Symphony Orchestra version reached #13 in the U.K. in June 1973.