Wild Things (Just Have to Be Free)

He blew in from the west land one morning,
And she flew in from the east overnight,
They loved each other fiercely, they loved with no regret,
But then all they knew to do was say goodbye.

Oh you know they say that opposites attract,
And I guess I see how sometimes that can be,
For a wild heart's often tamed by a steady hand,
And a dancing girl can set a wallflower free,
But two wild things can spark electrically...

And he was wild, wild, wild, wild as the ocean.
And she was wild as a storm on the sea,
And their love was strong and fearless,
But wild things only know how to be free...
Wild things just have to be free.


She'd try out a new barstool every evening,
And often have a few more than she'd planned.
She'd gather up her courage, pass out on the floor,
And wake up with his number and a cell phone in her hand.

And he'd pace around this big world like the small cage that it was.
The memory was never far behind.
Love a new girl every night, try his hardest to forget,
But that image was just burned into his mind...
Seems their love was the forever kinds...

And he was wild, wild, wild, wild as the ocean.
And she was wild as a storm on the sea,
And their love was strong and fearless,
But wild things only know how to be free...
Wild things just have to be free.


Twenty years or more had passed since their first meeting,
And he landed back on his west coast one day,
Held his face up to the sky, heard an old familiar sound,
And sure enough, the east wind blasted back his way. She saw him on the dock that fateful evening,
Their eyes met, and they knew that they'd been found.
But they just kept right on walking, neither one could say a word,
Just too wild, and too stubborn, and too proud...
Oh, if only they had shouted it out loud...

But he was wild, wild, wild, wild as the ocean.
And she was wild as a storm on the sea,
And their love was strong and fearless,
But wild things only know how to be free...
Wild things just have to be free.




copyright Heather Johnson 2005.