"Born to Run" as written by Kevin Deron Brereton, Russell Klyne, J. Gahunia, Ray Garraway, Santosh Naidu and Toby Peter....
My heart, creep show, some old thing on the radio.
Who's that coming round suffering popularity breakdown?
I guess it's funny that, that I got stopped when I'm walking the streets
Walkin down streets
Walkin down paths, with the kids in the back way
I say "If you can't dance to this it doesn't matter" (woo hoo)
"If you can't dance to this it doesn't matter" (yeah)
I was runnin around with my head in the sand
Looking for people and a new fan
But she told me before, baby, do your own dance
Stay off the highway

That doesn't mean you were born to run
Either we're brave or we're broken hearted
We don't believe there's a home above
That's why we're back to the place where we started
That doesn't mean you were born to run
Either we're brave or we're broken hearted
Sure as the stars in the sky above
We're going back to the place that we started

We fell from the sky in the universe
When we fell in love with the sound
Of the birds and all the ocean lights
And the gravity pulling us down
Time won't let you go
There are some things you'll never know
I'm hoping that she walks through the door
I'm going...
If the sky would fall would it take that to bring us together?
Do we have to start all over again?

That doesn't mean you were born to run
Either we're brave or we're broken hearted
We don't believe there's a home above
That's why we're back to the place where we started
That doesn't mean you were born to run
Either we're brave or we're broken hearted
Sure as the stars in the sky above
We're going back to the place that we started
Born to run, until we fell 4x

My heart, creep show, some old thing on the radio.
Who's that coming round suffering popularity breakdown?
I guess it's funny that, that I got stopped when I'm walking the streets
Walkin down streets
Walkin down paths, with the kids in the back way
I say "If you can't dance to this it doesn't matter"
"If you can't dance to this it doesn't matter"
I was running around with my head in the sand
Looking for people and a new fan
But she told me before, baby, do your own dance
Stay off the highway


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"Born to Run" as written by Kevin Deron Brereton J. Gahunia

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP

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    General CommentI love this song so much. I think it's about falling in love with someone and things not working out, but trying and wanting to start over with that person again.

    The line "either we're brave or we're broken hearted" rings so true to my life right now. I think if you don't put yourself out there and take a chance (brave), you'll wind up alone, wishing you said something when you had the opportunity (broken hearted).
    runtothesunon March 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree. This song is amazing. The guitar is so catchy and I like runtothesun's interpretation of that line. Makes perfect sense. This song is just great all around.
    Ireland914on April 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah I totally agree with you rtts. This song is great the video's awesome too.
    BTW I think it's SAME old thing as opposed to SOME
    Exulton May 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI really enjoy this song a lot because it is very relevant. He speaks of things we see in the media and how he tries to not get caught up in the scheme of the mainstream culture.

    "My heart, creep show, some old thing on the radio.
    Who’s that coming round suffering popularity breakdown?"

    He also pokes on the idea of the britney spears, the paris hiltons, tara reids who thrive on being on the front cover of US weekly and such other trashy magazines and forms of media.

    "Walkin down paths, with the kids in the back way
    I say “If you can't dance to this it doesn't matter”

    He tries to get the message that the lifestyle is irrelevant.

    "Looking for people and a new fan
    But she told me before, baby, do your own dance
    Stay off the highway"

    He is reminded, (maybe a mother figure or girlfriend?) that the life he lives is more important than the "highway" i'm assuming involves the fast life of fame, fortune, fake.

    All in all, great.. fucking.. song.
    throughafriendon April 08, 2008   Link
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    General Comment@throughafriend dont list britney there.. shes really just a victim ..

    its more like "either we're vain or we're broken hearted" imo

    still a really great song
    noneed4anameon April 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe idea of Britney Spears is interesting.
    Reading Chuck Klosterman's work, one can agree she IS a victim. The people who were suppose to love her the most were concerned more of her image and the way she presented herself, neglecting an otherwise stable well being.

    However, I still stand by what I said. Afterall, celebrities aren't celebrities if there aren't people watching, adoring, living through them.

    One thing you and I can agree on is this: it's a great song.
    throughafriendon April 16, 2008   Link

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