"Run Run Run" as written by George Alan O'dowd and Y ....
Business calls me, trouble down the waterfront
You know, I tried to,now I'm running outta lies
It's a clear view, when all you are is gettin' paid
No more favors, I know what we can do about it

I think I'd better run, run, run
I think I'd better run, run, run
You didn't catch me fallin', fallin', fallin'
Fallin',fallin', fallin'

Contradictions get me everything I want
I'll let you know but I think it's gonna take a while
It's a clear view, no one's waiting at the door
A million letters, they couldn't make me change my mind

I think I'd better run, run, run
I think I'd better run, run, run
You didn't catch me fallin', fallin', fallin'
Fallin',fallin', fallin'

How you want it to be, sittin' by the waterfront
I know I should be drifting far enough to reach the shore
It's a clear view, don't you underestimate me
No more flavor I know that I can live without it

I think I'd better run, run, run
& leave those things for someone else
But I liked it
I don't even care
If you got to play the game you got to do it well


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"Run Run Run" as written by George Alan O'dowd

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  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about a person who's job is repetative. he perhaps works in the city. he keeps pertends that he doesnt want to leave. thats just my take
    leaveandletgoon August 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlike like like!
    slinkstersarson May 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song seems to be about politics.

    'Business calls me/now I'm running out of lies' many people say politicians are in the business of lying. 'contradictions get me everything I want' as in politicians taking many different sides in order to get the most positive public appeal as possible. 'A million letters, they couldn't make me change my mind' politicians get lots of letters from different voters and organizations and the people feel like it rarely does any good.

    What is up in the air is: is this song about the negatives of politics? or maybe about being a bad politician and needing to get out of it 'think I better run...' 'no more favors, I think I know what we can do about it'? or maybe it's about a certain political problem 'trouble down the waterfront' waterfront would be where the port or harbor is so maybe something to do with foreign trade or dealing with outside forces into your community? or maybe it's a combination of these like he's a politician who messed up a deal and he needs to get out or he was a bad politician and got caught? I'd still have to figure out some of the lines like 'it's a clear view' he uses it several times with different attachments to it. 'when all you are is getting paid' seems pretty obvious, it's easy when your doing it just to get paid, but 'no one's waitin at the door' I don't get. What is the door and why would someone be waiting at it? 'don't you underestimate me' seems to contradict what the rest of the song seems to be about. I thought it was a song about receding from politics but this line seems pushy?
    minnieroff12on November 02, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about him realizing that love is right around the corner and he's not ready to open up

    he'd rather run from his feelings then face them.
    codicheyennejohnsonon January 11, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentWell your take sucks, and your wrong
    This song is about me.
    Lagon October 01, 2007   Link

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