I was born right here on Randolph Street in Freehold Here right behind that big red maple in Freehold Well, I went to school right here Got laid and had my first beer In Freehold Well, my folks always lived and worked right here in Freehold I remember running up the street, past the condo to the church here in Freehold Chase my daddy down in these bars First fell in love with this guitar Here in Frehold Well, I had my first kiss at the YMCA canteen on a Friday night Maria Espenoza tell me where are you tonight? You were 13 but way ahead of your time I walked home with a limb but I felt fine That night in Freehold Well, the girls at Freehold Regional they looked pretty fine And my heart broke at least half a dozen times I wonder if they miss me, they still get the itch Would they have dumped me if they knew I'd strike a bridge? Straight out of Freehold Well, Tex, rest in peace, and Marion gave us kids a hand in Freehold George and me started up a little rock and roll band in Freehold Well, we learned pretty quick how to rock I'll never forget the feeling of that first 5 bucks in my pocket That I earned in Freehold Well, I got outta here really hard and fast in Freehold Everybody wanted to kick my ass back there in Freehold Well, if you were different, black or brown It was a bit of a redneck town Back then in Freehold Well, something broke my daddy's back in Freehold In '69 he left and he never come back to Freehold 'Cept once he drove from California, 3000 miles in three days Called my relatives some dirty names And pulled straight out of Freehold My sister had her first little baby at 17 in Freehold Well people they can be pretty mean Honey, you had a rough road to go, but you ain't made of nothin' but soul I love you more than you'll ever know We both survived Freehold Well, my buddy Mike, well, he's the mayor now in Freehold I remember when we used to have a lot more hair in Freehold Well, I left and swore I'd never walk these streets again, Jack Tonight all I can say is "Holy shit, I'm back!" Back in Freehold Well, this summer everything was green in Freehold Rode my kids on the fire engine through the streets of Freehold I showed 'em where their dad was born and raised And first felt the sun on his face There in Freehold Well, I still got a lot of good friends right here in town I can usually find me a free beer somewhere With offers of free meals I am blessed Should I go crazy, blow all my money and ruin my life, well, at least I'll
never go hungry I guess Here in Freehold Well, I got a good Catholic education here in Freehold Led to an awful lot of masturbation here in Freehold Father, it was just something I did for a smile Hell, I still get a good one off once in a while And dedicate it to Freehold Don't get me wrong, I ain't puttin' anybody down Hell, in the end it all just goes and comes around It's one hell of a town, Freehold!