Down on my check
Eat on my bet
Cool and the gang play on the radio

Back on the block
Picking the locks
And I'm hitching a ride out of this no good town

Late on my rent
And my money's all spent
And I'm running away where no one can find me

And I wonder what they'd say now
If we got lucky babe
And I'd wonder what they'd say now
If we went all the way

Playing the cards and losing too hard
And I'm lying awake
And what have I got to show for it all?
I'm late on my rent
My money is all spent
And I'm hitching a ride out of this no good town

And I wonder what they'd say now
If we got lucky babe
And I'd wonder what they'd say now
If we went all the way...




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    General CommentThis song was written by Glen about a situation he found himself in in the early days of the band.

    He was totally broke and living with his girlfriend who was a medical student. Whilst she was out working every hour God sent, he'd sit in their tiny flat and read through her books. He discovered a condition in one, a form of amnesia whereby sufferers would just run away leaving everything and everyone behind, move to a new town, and become a completely new person with a new life and no history.

    One day, Glen and his girlfriend were evicted from the flat. He still wasn't earning enough money as a musician - and she was struggling as a student.

    They sat on their boxes in the hall and he remembered that medical condition and suggested they should both do the same - just run away.

    They gathered up all of their boxes and went and sat alongside a motorway, trying to hitch a lift to someplace else - anywhere.

    They both got cold though, and wet. And ended up giving in, picking up all of their boxes and going to live in her parent's house.
    niteflite01on December 10, 2006   Link

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