Where you gonna go,
Where are you gonna hide?
You go on leaving out your heart
And all it's saying deep inside.

I can feel your heart beat
You got me all wrong.
You don't have to worry
You just been lonely too long
I know what it means to hide your heart
From a long time ago -

[Chorus]
It keeps you running
It keeps you running etc.

I know how you feel
You know I been there
But what you've been keeping to yourself
Well you know it just ain't fair

Are you gonna worry
For the rest of your life
Why are you in such a hurry
To be lonely one more night?
I know what it means to hide your heart
From a long time ago -


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    General CommentI love this song,but I learned the reason why I would want to keep hiding my heart...
    vulnaviaon December 01, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow!!!!! So funky - fab, white soul - Bowie could have done this around "Young Americans".
    nagromnaion May 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwonderful song.. still unclear on the meaning though
    yoTIMyoon May 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou need to correct the lyrics a little bit

    Say, Where you gonna go?*
    Girl, Where you gonna hide?*
    You go on, leave without your heart.*
    And all its saying is deep inside.*

    From here, I can feel your heartbeat.*
    Girl, You got me all wrong.*
    You aint got no worry.*
    You just been lonely too long.*

    From a long time ago - Oh darling..*

    It keeps you runnin,
    Yeaaaah, It keeps you runnin.

    amaaaaaazing song... it was made into a music video using Disneys The Tortoise and the Hare animation back when they used to run the D-TV series (1984) it was from the Rock, Rhythm and Blues section :D the music video was freakin awesome... saw it when I was like 5, the memory has stuck with me ever since
    Entheonon June 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalmost Steely Dan-esque.
    Flyersfanon December 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaningits got to be about a connection that two people share thats so strong they can't deny it...unfortunately one in this relationship accepts the connection and the other one does not...so much so they feel they have to keep their distance...
    mikeychanon February 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningObviously about someone who hides their feelings for another person, because she's afraid to get hurt (heartache). And she keeps running from her feelings in that way.
    djmentalon June 23, 2017   Link

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