what exactly does "free bird" mean?

United States
March 20, 2009 6:22pm CST
I know that it is some sort of lyrics but what does it mean? my step dad is using it all the time now and I just dont get it. can anyone help me understand why it is used. Is it just another way of saying right on or something like that?
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@Pleiades (847)
• United States
21 Mar 09
Well...last time I used it was to describe my former boyfriend's nature of not wanting to deal with...authority. I don't mean that in a disresepctful way, just that he's 27 years old, never been married or has any kids and I think he'd rather like it that way. He couldn't find love and happiness with me and he'll forever be single: thus a "free bird" to do what he wants without having someone lurking in his shadow. *Pleiades