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Sylvan Esso – Free

Directed by D.L. Anderson

“Free was written all in one go- one of those magical moments of songwriting that happens once every hundred songs. Nick knew it was the center piece of the record the minute I showed it to him. “We should call the record Free Love.” It’s the center of the record- a song about being obscured by someone’s loving impression. A mirror on a mirror.“

Lyrics:
Oh people always ask me
what it’s like to love Everybody
what it’s like to love everybody
They ask me

I tell them don’t be crazy
There’s too many people around me
If I loved them all they’d break me
You see

But if I’m being honest it feels like each moment is loving at first sight
Oh I love how your looking looks inside
Oh I’m never changing but in the reflection reflected in your eyes
Oh the magic of being packaged feels amazing

To be free
In illusion
In an illusion of your making of me
To be free
In deception
In a deception not crafted by me

So you see-

It’s me that I am loving
Though not the me that’s talking
The one that lives in all those other minds.
Oh how I love her dearly.
She never misses a beat
She’s pirouetting blithely in the sky

She is free
In illusion
In an illusion of your making of me
I am free
In deception
In a deception protected by me.

Oh People always ask me
what it’s like to love everybody
What it’s like to love Everybody… They ask me.

Music video by Sylvan Esso performing Free. © 2020 Loma Vista Recordings., Distributed by Concord.

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Written by Tag Brum

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