Albert Hammond - The Free Electric Band Lyrics




My father is a doctor, he's a family man
My mother works for charity whenever she can
And they're both good clean Americans who abide by the law
And they both stick up for liberty and they both support the war
My happiness was paid for when they laid their money down
For summers in a summer camp and winters in the town
My future in the system was talked about and planned
But I gave it up for music and The Free Electric Band

I went to school in hand-washed shirts with neatly ordered hair
And the school was big and newly built and filled with light and air
And the teachers taught us values that we had to learn to keep
And they'd clip the ear of any idle kid who went to sleep
And my father organized for me a college in the east
But I went to California, the sunshine and the beach
My parents and my lecturers could never understand
Why I gave it up for music and The Free Electric Band

Well, they used to sit and speculate upon their son's career
A lawyer or a doctor or a civil engineer
Just give me bread and water, put a guitar in my hand
'Cause all I need is music and The Free Electric Band

My father sent me money and I spent it very fast
On a girl I met in Berkeley in a social science class
Yes, and we learnt about her body but her mind we didn't know
Until deep rooted attitudes and morals began to show
She wanted to get married even though she never said
But I knew her well enough by now to see inside her head
She'd settle for suburbia and a little patch of land
So I gave her up for music and The Free Electric Band

Ooh... The Free Electric Band...





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  1. John cotterill

    go norman smithers couldn t agree more

  2. StevenRud

    Fantastic music... I used to listen to this as a kid while playing in my bedroom.... it’s always touching how music can instantly catapult you back to those times!!! Absolutely great!

  3. StevenRud

    Fantastic music... I used to listen to this as a kid while playing in my bedroom.... it’s always touching how music can instantly catapult you back to those times!!! Absolutely great!

  4. Jam Jar

    The story of my life.
    But I found a girl
    who joined me in
    my free electric band.

  5. Pontus Pettersson

    Semimoross

  6. Ben Velderman

    Perfection!

  7. Chris Swindells

    vaguely remembered it from being a kid he is one of the few singers of that time and other singers modern era who has not lost it!!!clas to start with and quality and talent has stood the test off time!! respect Mr Hammond

  8. Jens Maarbjerg

    Just seen him live. great artist

  9. Chuck B

    A fall in love with song .nice flowing music :)

  10. Jonathan Vernot

    I always thought this was a later day Hollies hit.
    The irony is that by dedicating his life to his art, Hammond also found personal and financial success.

  11. Norman Smithers

    THE ULTIMATE MIDDLE FINGER UP MUSIC.
    A REAL REBEL SONG!

  12. apple55715

    Well thank you.

  13. Norman Smithers

    THE ULTIMATE **** YOU REBEL SONG.
    YOU CAN SEE THOSE MIDDLE FINGERS POINTING ALREADY!

  14. Norman Smithers

    I'M 71 GOING ON 27 ALWAYS BE A REBEL NEVER ACT YOUR AGE WHATEVER THAT MIGHT MEAN IF YOU ANNOY PEOPLE IT MEANS YOU ARE STILL ALIVE!

    chubsy1982

    I'm 52 and just reaching my teens,couldn't act my age if i tried

  15. Mark Daly

    Albert Hammond turned the late Joe Dolan into an international superstar. make me as island was no 1 in 17 countries. Joe Dolan never traveled much beyond Ireland.

  16. Bubb1964

    Great post, just added to https://www.facebook.com/groups/70smusichaveaniceday/

    Jose Esquivel

    thank you!! nice! good stuff.

  17. Dusty Mouse

    GRATE  STUFF

  18. Albert Sirup

    crazy he has a daughter. levin 2017 <3

  19. Barne Bergson

    It never rains in california

    CreamFreshCream

    It pours, man... it pours!

  20. Raana Waheed

    Wonderful!

  21. Divya Pal Singh

    Super song! Video?

  22. Sglatschglei Oorschwerblede

    ich liebe diesen Song das is ma ein Klassiker

  23. Mark Daly

    Albert Hammond was about the song free electric band. it's autobiographical. and like most parents, Hammond's dad wanted his son to have a normal life. Albert Hammond loved music. the song is all about doing what you want. the young Hammond was rebellious.

  24. Andy Preston

    Quality tune, superb!

  25. Liam Moule

    I was in a sports (pool) bar the other night with my house mates, this came on and I had no idea what it was!! I got my phone out to make a memo of the lyrics I could hear, so I could youtube it when I was home and sober! Took a while to make sense of that memo... lol! You'll be pleased to know my drunken ears were not deceiving me! Great little song!

    Varun Trivedi

    I was at at berlin new year eve celebration rehersal and this song was being performed. I recorded and did the same as you did..

  26. Alan Springett

    Thank you Jose......

    Jose Esquivel

    +Alan Springett you're welcome alan

  27. Mark Kucia

    From 208 Radio Luxembourg

  28. Rick Kernell

    His music always lifts my spirits. Really great sound...

  29. Grant Grove

    Brilliant. This song just came into my mind. It still sounds as good as I remember it. Could easily re-chart now! (Great quality by the way).

    Jose Esquivel

    thank you

    Apostolia1968

    Thank you by all us!!!!!great song, it covered by a greek singer, Lakis Giordanellis...

  30. Raymond Gobbis

    Love it..thanks for uploading.