"Band On The Run" as written by and Paul Mccartney Linda Mccartney....
Stuck inside these four walls
Sent inside forever
Never seeing no one
Nice again like you
Mama you, mama you

If I ever get out of her,
Thought of giving it all away
To a registered charity.
All I need is a pint a day
If I ever get outta here
If we ever get outta of here

Well, the rain exploded with a mighty crash
As we fell into the sun
And the first one said to the second one there
I hope you're having fun

Band on the run, band on the run
And the jailer man and sailor Sam
Were searching every one
For the band on the run
Band on the run
Band on the run
Band on the run

Well, the undertaker drew a heavy sigh
Seeing no one else had come
And a bell was ringing in the village square
For the rabbits on the run

Band on the run
Band on the run
And the jailer man and sailor Sam
Were searching every one
For the band on the run
Band on the run

Yeah the band on the run
Band on the run
Band on the run
Band on the run

Well, the night was falling as the desert world
Began to settle down.
In the town they're searching for us everywhere
But we never will be found

Band on the run
Band on the run
And the county judge who held a grudge
Will search for evermore
For the band on the run
Band on the run
Band on the run
Band on the run


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"Band on the Run" as written by Paul Mccartney Linda Mccartney

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  • +1
    General CommentTHEY ARNT YELLING THROUGH THE WHOLE SONG! ...lay off the caps locks.
    yuri_sucupiraon March 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo, but when being played you need to yell to hear each other. I spent many, ahhh, strange weekends listening to wings, great band, shame they didn't keep going.
    Addoon May 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentah HEE HEE (michael jackson yelling) i fucking live this song. i dare any band to top this
    vipergt196on October 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is great. I saw Paul McCartney a few nights ago in Atlanta and he did this song and believe me it was awesome. Wings was amazing and is a shame they didn't do more albums.
    trapperjohnon September 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song comments on how many bands of this time period shared a feeling that they were "on the run" because members of bands were frequently getting busted.
    Fluffyinsanityon January 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOh the rain exploded with a mighty crash
    As we sailed into the sun
    And the first one said to the second one there
    I hope you’re having fun

    Why don’t you leave those stinking paints alone?
    They stink the place out, poisoning the air!
    Just take them out!
    Where to?
    I don’t care where!
    I won’t have stinking paint here!

    {From their plates]
    That’s right! Stinking paint breeds fever, growled his mates
    And a bell was ringing in the village square
    For the rabbits on the run
    Until the beauty took him by the throat
    And stood there silent, leaning on the boat
    As it grew dark, she caught the bloke with
    Till now, I’ve spared you! Damn you! Now, you hark!
    I expected pudding—not this rot!
    Still—come, we’ll have some fun with what we’ve got

    In the town they’re searching for us everywhere
    But we never will be found
    Treading on naked tiptoe stealthily
    To grope for treasure at the longboat skid

    [utter and complete cosmic nonsense for Paul, Linda and friends … I was never really in on the joke ...]
    sillybunnyon September 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAND THE FIRST ONE SAID TO THE SECOND ONE THERE,
    "I HOPE YOU'RE HAVING FUN!"

    Paul Mccartney said that to lenon one time when they were on tour I think im not sure of where i remember he meant that to Lenon
    jocksteezon December 12, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General Commentsimply a great song, maybe a bit overplayed though.
    Flyersfanon May 30, 2008   Link

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