My Sunday Song – “Freak Like Me” by Halestorm

For My Sunday Song #238, we are going to discuss the song “Freak Like Me” by Halestorm off their stellar album ‘The Strange Case of…” from 2012. The song went to #1 on the US Mainstream Rock Chart and was the band’s first song to do so. The song was written by Lzzy Hale, Johnny Andrews and Rob Graves.

The song is basically about being a “Freak” which means being different in any way, shape or form. Whether you are gay or straight, a nerd or a geek or you act differently than the people around you, the song is telling you to embrace it and don’t apologize for it, love you for you and wave the flag of your freakdom! You don’t want to be like everyone else, be an individual…basically…be you!! That is a message that needs to be spread around so everyone knows it’s okay to be who you are.

Musically, the song is a beast. It is a full on rocker, head banging anthem to raise that freak flag!! Lzzy’s vocals are so strong and powerful and she gives her all for the song. The song is personal to her and you can tell that it means a lot to it. She believes it and it comes through. The drumming by Arejay Hale is brutal and thundering along with Josh Smith’s thumping bass. And don’t forget Joe Hottinger’s guitar playing as he is ripping through the riffs and shredding the hell out of his guitar. If you want a song to kick you in your ass, this is it!!

Give the song a listen and let me know what you think. Are you going to wave your freak flag proudly and with no apologies? Awesome!! Thanks for stopping by and have a Freakingly Happy Sunday!!

“Freak Like Me”

I’m on the train that’s pullin the sick and twisted
Makin the most of the ride before we get arrested
We’re all wasted
And we’re not going home tonight

Covered in black we lack the social graces
Just like an animal we crawl out of our cages
They can’t tame us
So if you’re one of us, get on the bus!

If you’re a freak like me
Wave your flag!
If you’re a freak like me
Get off your ass!
It’s our time now
To let it all hang out

So shout if you’re a freak like me
You were born to burn
This ain’t no disease you don’t need a cure!
It’s our time now to come out!
If you’re a freak like me!
If you’re a freak like me!

We’re underground but we will not surrender
We’re gonna give them something to remember, yeah
So write your name in gasoline
And set that shit on fire

If you’re a freak like me
Wave your flag!
If you’re a freak like me
Get off your ass!
It’s our time now
To let it all hang out

So shout if you’re a freak like me
Don’t apologize
They can’t hold you down
You were born to rise!
It’s our time now to come out!
If you’re a freak like me

If you’re a freak like me
Are you a freak like me?
Are you a freak, like, me?!

If you’re a freak like me
Wave your flag!
If you’re a freak like me
Get off your ass!
It’s our time now
To let it all hang out

So shout if you’re a freak like me
Don’t apologize
They can’t hold you down
You were born to rise!
It’s our time now to come out!
If you’re a freak like me! (if you’re a freak)
If you’re a freak like me! (are you a freak?)
If you’re a freak like me! (if you’re a freak like me)
If you’re a freak like me!
If you’re a freak like me!

Written by Lzzy Hale, Johnny Andrews and Rob Graves

15 thoughts on “My Sunday Song – “Freak Like Me” by Halestorm

  1. It felt like a lot of the artists were trying to build their kingdoms at this time by creating nicknames for their fanbases. Lzzy who posts regularly on Twitter keeps saying that it’s okay to let your freak flag fly. Sixx AM did something similar.

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    1. And it is okay to let your freak flag fly. Bands are trying to target a group and get some really loyal fans and I guess this it the only way to do it nowadays. I can’t imagine how hard it is to gain an audience as there is way too much stuff out there.

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  2. U covering Halestorm but me on a spin of listening to their albums. Played st and the strange case of …and I’m eyeing that digital version of the st one with the demo tracks (10th anniversary version). Tonight shuffle surprised me with Chicago V. Wasn’t expecting this one.

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