"Running With The Boss Sound" as written by Tony James, Billy Idol and Robert Ian Andrews....
Yesterday by the paper stand
I felt the power of another religion
Rebels with a cause came out of the sun
And spoke the only language they'd been given
Creepers tapping out the beat as I felt the heat

Man, they sure looked neat
Well, tonight for sure
You could feel the same as me
We didn't have to fight
On the other side of town

Running with the boss sound
Running with the boss sound
Running with the boss sound

In the day we use machines or brains
'cause we need hard cash for living
And later between tracks and raps with friends
We'll find some time for loving
Stratocasters strafe the sky

As Disco Johnny hustles by
Man, those feet can fly, high
Well, tonight let's dance and risk romance
Baby, let's take a chance
We'll make it in a single bound

Running with the boss sound
Running with the boss sound
Running with the boss sound

I feel it in the air and I know that you're there
We won't let you down
The phantoms of the underground

Running with the boss sound
Running with the boss sound
Running with the boss sound

Racing wild with the radios blasting
Out ready, steady, go
As we rip through the charts
Crashing like angles
At the end of rocks rainbow

Electricity runs in my blood like Gods
Man, if you could see it
By tonight for sure you'd be the same as me
A junkie needing more
Our feet burning up the ground

Running with the boss sound
Running with the boss sound
Running with the boss sound

Yeah, we're burning up the ground
Where the rockabilly beat pounds
With the ska rhythm pressing down
Where the skinhead moon stomp pounds
Where the heavy metal comes down

When the punk rockers are round
Yeah, you and I are found
Yeah, you and I are found

Running with the boss sound
Running with the boss sound
Running with the boss sound


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"Running With the Boss Sound" as written by Robert Ian Andrews Billy Idol

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    My InterpretationI read somewhere this was supposed to be about the Sex Pistols, but it always given me the impressiion as being about Idol seeing a group of Punks and the vibe he got from them or about experiencing Punks on the street in general. Easily the best track on their 2nd LP and one of the best things they ever did.
    MRROCKETon July 08, 2014   Link

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