I guess everybody knew the way the sergeant knocked her 'round, 
But he laid down the law in that dusty cattle town. 
The front bar just fell silent when she begged him 'please no more', 
But no-one interfered when he slapped her to the floor. 
But a young man watched the sergeant leave and knelt down by her side, 
And a lost love was re-kindled when she held him in her eyes. 
And in that unexpected moment, two hearts were takin' flight, 
As down that moonlight highway they sped into the night. 
Freedom road, they're leavin' this town behind. 
Freedom road, there's no turning 'round this time. 
There's no way back when two worlds explode, 
They're somewhere out there on that freedom road. 
They reached the three ways roadhouse, took the Barkley to the east, 
They'd head across to Queensland, get a job out on the reef. 
Then in the rear view mirror they saw the sergeant close behind, 
Their hearts were pounding harder as they neared the borderline. 
Freedom road, they're leavin' this town behind. 
Freedom road, there's no turning 'round this time. 
There's no way back when two worlds explode, 
They're somewhere out there on that freedom road. 
INSTRUMENTAL 
For the first time in her life, there was a freedom in the wind, 
So when they saw the roadblock, 'Don't slow down', she begged of him. 
They rolled and then burst into flames, they didn't stand a chance, 
In the stillness of that ghostly dawn, they reached their promised land. 
Freedom road, they're leaving this world behind. 
Freedom road, there's no turning 'round this time. 
There's no way back when two worlds explode, 
They're somewhere out there on that freedom road. 
They're leavin' this world behind. 
Freedom road, there's no turning 'round this time. 
There's no way back when two worlds explode, 
They're somewhere out there on that freedom road.