Kris Kristofferson - Broken Freedom Song Lyrics




Got a song about a soldier,
ridin' somewhere on a train
empty sleeve pinned to his shoulder
and some pills to ease the pain

Started drinkin' in El Paso,
he was drunk in San Antone,
tellin' strangers who were sleepin'
how he hated goin' home

Just a simple song of freedom,
he was never fightin' for,
no one's listenin' when you need 'em,
ain't no fun to sing that song no more.

Got a song about a sister,
waitin' somewhere by the phone,
for some man who never missed her,
ever since he come and gone

And its harder for a woman,
with a baby on the way,
that's the price of bein' human,
when you're poor enough to pay,

So she listens to the freedom,
in the silence at her door
no one's missin' till you need 'em
ain't no fun to sing that song no more

Got a song about a Savior,
lookin' lonesome and afraid,
at a city full of strangers,
and a cross He never made

And He's sadder than He's wiser,
and a longer way from home,
and He wonders why His Father,
left Him bleeding and alone.

Just a broken song of freedom,
and the closing of a door,
no one's missin' till you need 'em
ain't no fun to sing that song no more.





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  1. mathew idicula

    Best protest song ever.

  2. Eric Stewart

    thanks kris kristofferson. i want to perform worlds largest kareoke concert and dance in indy and travis pastrana triple jump for mr knievel and kids. i am in logging industry and am an american trucker biker kareoke singer swimmer daydreamer. dad and i have electric ideas for billion year future. best wishes happy trails . eric stewart monroe city indiana

  3. Salam Khalid

    Got a song about a soldier,
    Ridin' somewhere on a train
    Empty sleeve pinned to his shoulder
    And some pills to ease the pain
    Started drinkin' in El Paso,
    He was drunk in San Antone,
    Tellin' strangers who were sleepin'
    How he hated goin' home

    Just a simple song of freedom,
    He was never fightin' for,
    No one's listenin' when you need 'em,
    Ain't no fun to sing that song no more.

    Got a song about a sister,
    Waitin' somewhere by the phone,
    For some man who never missed her,
    Ever since he come and gone

    And its harder for a woman,
    With a baby on the way,
    That's the price of bein' human,
    When you're poor enough to pay,

    So she listens to the freedom,
    In the silence at her door
    No one's missin' 'til you need 'em
    Ain't no fun to sing that song no more

    Got a song about a Savior,
    Lookin' lonesome and afraid,
    At a city full of strangers,
    And a cross He never made

    And He's sadder than He's wiser,
    And a longer way from home,
    And He wonders why His Father,
    Left Him bleeding and alone.

    Just a broken song of freedom,
    And the closing of a door,
    No one's missin' 'til you need 'em
    Ain't no fun to sing that song no more.

  4. Danny Foley

    i agree with ruckus dean

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  6. Danny Foley

    this version

  7. hobahtac

    Do you prefer this version or Roseanne Cash's?

  8. Danny Foley

    still one of the best songs iv ever heard

  9. Danny Foley

    still a great song

  10. Ruckus Dean

    Arguably the greatest songwriter of the 20th century

    Mark Bulldog

    I don't view him as surpassing our Nobel Lit Laureate, yet believe Kris deserving too; Leonard Cohen until dead. "Neon-darkened corridors"

    Mark Bulldog

    Who arguably greater in some other century?

  11. Danny Foley

    great song

  12. Almari Lotz

    👍👍💕

  13. Almari Lotz

    👍👍💕

  14. Greg King

    great words and straight to the point at points

  15. shoulderghost1

    The sheer humanity of the lyrics in this (and so many more of his songs) just hit you in the heart!

  16. Marcia Hess

    One of my favorite Kris Kristofferson songs. I'd hear them new at a concert, and furiousluy try to get the lyrics down. This gave me chills in its purit6!

  17. ted Depape

    Agreed with all the comments and definitely one of the best tracks that got shuffled aside missed major airplay worth listening to over and over agian

  18. Charlie Wallace

    One of the greatest songs ever written ...

  19. Varga Dániel

    God Bless you talent, Kris!

  20. Daphne O

    Love this song... And so what he believed in...

  21. Kine Fjellheim

    Love this song, thought I had given you a thumb up yesterday, but see non...lol, give it now, keep them coming....love Kris K.