Freelove Freeway

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Brent performs "Freeway"

Freelove Freeway is a song that was performed by David Brent in Episode 4 of the first series of The Office. Written during Brent's younger days as a musician, it is an earnest, Springsteen-esque rock song. Its lyrics are largely nonsensical and include several references to American culture.

In 2004, Ricky Gervais recorded the song with some of his musician friends. It featured backing vocals from Oasis' Noel Gallagher. A music video for the song (which documents the recording process) appears as an extra on The Office Christmas Special DVD.

Ricky also performed the song with Mackenzie Crook during his much-maligned 2007 appearance at the Concert For Diana.

Lyrics:

Pretty girl on the hood of a Cadillac, yeah
She's broken down on Freeway 9
I take a look, I get her engine started
And leave her purring and I roll on by
Bye, bye!

Free love on the Freelove Freeway
The love is free and the freeway's long
I got some hot love on the Hotlove Highway
Ain't going home 'cause my baby's gone (she's gone)

A little while later, see a Senorita
She's caught a flat trying to make it home
She says, "Por favor, can you pump me up?"
I say, "Muchos gracias, adios"
Bye, bye!

A long time later I see a cowboy crying
"Hey buddy, what can I do?"
He says, "I lived a good life, had about a thousand women,"
I said, "Why the tears?", he says, "Cause none of them was you".

External Links

"Freelove Freeway" documentary/video