Simona Radu

Simona Radu

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Pop - Rock | Bucharest, Bucharest-Ilfov, Romania
Total Song Plays: 1,183   
Member Since: 2011
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Song Description

As children, we have a very innocent perception of the world, and say things that may seem foolish to grown-ups. But sometimes we express simple yet profound ideas, that could serve as guidelines for our adult life. "I don't wanna live like a bee" is one of them. This song is about returning to innocence and also about personal freedom.

Story Behind the Song

This is actually a true story... I did write the chorus lyrics when I was in the 9th grade, during an English summer camp. Some british guy named James asked us to write a poem about not becoming a part of the machine (after listening to Pink Floyd's Welcome to the Machine). So, five minutes before the deadline, I came up with those chorus lines... needless to say, James was thrilled about my little poem. Strangely enough, I remembered about it last summer, so I wrote this song. And then I felt childish, and liberated, and empowered by this thought of a different world.

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Lyrics

I wrote a poem as a child
That I felt so damn good about
That I forgot it when I grew up

Until the truth came back to me
As if I woke up from a dream
God, I was such a clever child
So sing it with me and please go wild

I don't wanna live like a bee
She works her whole life
And then she dies, like the others
Can't you see, I wanna be free

I see the world as children do
It's magic everywhere I look
My childish poem holds the truth

Come out of your protective shell
It's time to say it to yourself
And all who told you otherwise
So don't be scared to go wild

I don't wanna live like a bee
She works her whole life
And then she dies, like the others
Can't you see, I wanna be free

I don't wanna live like a bee
She works her whole life
And then she dies, like the others
Can't you see, I wanna be free

Be free, not like a bee
Be free, not like a bee
Be free, not like a bee
Free

I don't wanna live like a bee
She works her whole life
And then she dies, like the others
Can't you see, I wanna be free

I don't wanna live like a bee
She works her whole life
And then she dies, like the others
Can't you see, I wanna be free

I don't wanna live like a bee-e-e

Song Length
3:24
Genre
Pop - Rock
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Joyful, Pleasant

Subject Matter
Freedom, Insects


Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Simona Radu
Music Credits Simona Radu
Producer Credits Manu Savu
Publisher Credits Simona Radu
Performance Credits Simona Radu