Lyrics for I Want To Be Free.

Lieber and Stoller

There's no joy in my heart only sorrow,
and I'm as sad as a man can be,
I sit alone in the darkness of my lonely room,
and this room is a prison to me

I look out my way-ay you know
and what do I see-ee-ee-ee-ee
I see a bir-ir-ir-ir-ird way up in the tree
I wanna be free, (Oh yeah!)
Free, (Oh yeah!)
Free-ee-ee-ee
and I wanna be free, like a bird in a tree

Oh what good are my eyes they can't see you
and my arms they can't hold you so tight
I have two lips that are yearning, but they're no good to me
'cause I know I can't kiss you tonight,

I look out my way-ay you know
and what do I see-ee-ee-ee-ee
I see a bir-ir-ir-ir-ird way up in the tree
I wanna be free, (Oh yeah!)
Free, (Oh yeah!)
Free-ee-ee-ee
I wanna be free, like a bird in a treeeee

Guitar solo

There's no joy in my heart only sorrow,
and I'm as sad as a man can be,
I sit alone in the darkness of my lonely room
and this room is a prison to me

I look out my way-ay you know
and what do I see-ee-ee-ee-ee
I see a bir-ir-ir-ir-ird way up in the tree
I wanna be free,
Free
Free-ee-ee-ee
I wanna be free, like a bird in a tree
I wanna be free, like a bird in a tree
I wanna be free, like a bird in a tree

The usual comment is that Denis is singing in the style of Elvis on this song, however the truth is that Denis had been enthusing about P.J.Proby, who had hit the UK scene at around the same time as The Honeycombs, and that he wanted to emulate the style of PJ a bit more. The result is stuff like this and My Prayer which Proby also covered.