Song of the Day #3,774: ‘Love is Free’ – Sheryl Crow

The first three random songs that popped up on iTunes had already been featured on the blog: Aimee Mann’s ‘4th of July,’ Art Garfunkel’s live performance of ‘A Heart in New York,’ and The White Stripes’ ‘I Want to Be the Boy to Warm Your Mother’s Heart.’

When that happens, I like to go back and read the old posts, both to see if my opinions have changed and to enjoy the comment threads. In that batch, frequent commenter Dana took shots at Garfunkel, occasional commenter Amy took shots at Mann, and Jack White emerged unscathed.

The next spin of the wheel brought me to ‘Love is Free,’ a track from Sheryl Crow’s 2008 album Detours. This song, and its accompanying video, are dedicated to the resilient citizens of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

[Intro]
One
Two
One, two, three!

[Verse 1]
She got a shack
Floating down the Pontchartrain
With the water rolling in
You got to swim
Before the levees start to crack
Another day
Another dollar down the drain
You go to town
No one’s around
Cause if you drown
There ain’t no hope for coming back
It ain’t no big thing if you lose your faith
They kinda like to keep you in your place
You never know what might be coming your way

[Chorus]
Oh, everybody
Devil take your money
Money’s got no hold on me
Oh, oh, everybody’s making love
Cause love is free

[Verse 2]
You go to church
And pray to God for no more rain
A Cadillac
A paper sack
Well hey there Jack
You want some bourbon for the pain
Hey tambourine
Ain’t no rhythm on the street
With the voodoo
What do you do
When the radio just plays on anyway?
Those crazy fingers in your jelly jar
They’ll jack your money
While you sleep in your car
They got the karma
They ain’t getting too far

[Chorus]
Oh, everybody
Devil take your money
Money’s got no hold on me
Oh, oh, everybody’s making love
Cause love is free

[Bridge]
Everybody come together
Everybody come together
Everybody come together
Everybody come together

[Chorus]
Devil take your money
Money’s got no hold on me
Oh, oh, everybody’s making love
Cause love is free
Devil take your money
Money’s got no hold on me
Oh, oh, everybody’s making love
Cause love is free

[Outro]
Love is free
Love is free

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,774: ‘Love is Free’ – Sheryl Crow

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Lol. Sorry Art!

    I hadn’t heard this song or seen the video, but Crow is in fine form here in all aspects, and hard to criticize a video highlighting hurricane victims.

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