"Before They Make Me Run" as written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards....
Worked the bars and sideshows along the twilight zone
Only a crowd can make you feel so alone
And it really hit home
Booze and pills and powders, you can choose your medicine
Well here's another goodbye to another good friend

After all is said and done
Gotta move while it's still fun
Let me walk before they make me run
After all is said and done
I gotta move, it's still fun
I'm gonna walk before they make me run

Watched my taillights fading, there ain't a dry eye in the house
They're laughing and singing
Started dancing and drinking as I left town
Gonna find my way to heaven, 'cause I did my time in hell, oh yeah
I wasn't looking too good but I was feeling real well

Oh after all is said and done
I gotta move I had my fun
Let us walk before they make us run

After all is said and done
I did alright, I had my fun
But I will walk before they'll make me
I will walk before they'll make me (run)
I will walk before they'll make me (run)
I will walk before they'll make me run

So if it's all been said and done
I gotta move I had my fun
Let me walk before they make me run

So let me walk before they make me run
I want to walk before they'll make me run


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"Before They Make Me Run" as written by M. Jagger K. Richards

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  • +1
    General CommentMy favourite Stones song that Keith sings lead on. Apart from Beast of Burden, it's the best song off Some Girls.
    alfiebabyon March 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's criminal that Keef didn't get to do lead vocals on more songs. Great rock n roll voice.
    morbid moragon July 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSupersuckers do a great cover of this.
    AirCav1stOfThe9thon June 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSong was written by Keith Richards about his then upcoming drug trial, first bit of song is about the drug death of his friend Gram Parsons.
    Strahinja-BELGRADEon September 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGram Parsons or any one of the other million friends of his that Od'ed.
    JumpyJackon November 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone else love those twangy nasal vocals keith does? Yeah, he wrote this during/after the trials in montreal. To the first poster, It's actually supersuckers and Steve Earl singing. Great cover though.
    RiversideGuitariston July 24, 2006   Link

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