Daily Archives: April 19, 2013

Radio XVIII, side B, track 7: “Baby I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley (Free Baby)” by Will To Power

Will_To_Power_Free_BabyOh, Will To Power, this song has me so conflicted.  I have a feeling that music aficionados who are much more well-versed in classic rock and music history would be and/or are appalled by a medley of two crazy classic songs by Frampton and Skynyrd that sound like they’ve been blended together into what kind of sounds like a bland lounge act in a mildly classy night club.  But here’s the thing. . .this was the first time I actually ever heard “Baby I Love Your Way” and “Freebird”, so for me, this song pre-dates both of them, and I really loved this song and I still really do.  And that’s one of the nice things about being a kid, “Will To Power”, you have no idea what’s “supposed” to be good or bad, you just accept it and enjoy it.  Now that I’m a cynical grown-up, if you’d tell me that you were going to turn “Freebird” and “Baby I Love Your Way” into a soft rock medley, I’m sure I’d cynically sneer and decry anyone who would dare to besmirch such classics.  But I’d be wrong, Will To Power, because this song’s pretty damn great.

“Baby I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley (Free Baby)”

Shadows grow so long before my eyes

And they’re movin’

Across the page

Suddenly
The day turns into night

Far away

From the city

But don’t

Hesitate

‘Cause your love
Your love won’t wait
Ho-no-no

Ooo baby I love your way
Every day

Ooo wanna tell you I love your way
Every day

Ooo wanna be with you night and day

Hey yeah

I love your waaaay

If I leave here tomorrow

Will ya still remember me

For I must be traveling on now

There’s so many places I gotta see

But if I stayed here with you, girl

Things just wouldn’t be the same

‘Cause I’m as free as a bird now

And this bird will never chaaange

And this bird will never change

Shadows grow so long before my eyes

With the help

Of some fireflies

I wonder how they have the power ta shiiiine
I can see them
Under the piiiines

But don’t

Hesitate

‘Cause your love

Your love won’t waaaaaait

Ooo baby I love your way
Every day

Ooo wanna tell you I love your way
Night and day

Ooo baby I love your way
Every day
Every day now!

Ooo, I wanna tell you I love your way
Every day

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