Stuck inside these four walls, sent inside forever
Never seeing no one nice again like you
Mama you, mama you

If I ever get out of here
Thought of giving it all away
To a registered charity
All I need is a pint a day
If I ever get out of here

Well, the rain exploded with a mighty crash as we fell into the sun
And the first one said to the second one there I hope you're having fun
Band On The Run, Band On The Run.
And the jailer man and Sailor Sam were searching everyone
For the band on the run
Band on the run
Band on the run
Band on the run
And the jailer man and Sailor Sam were searching every one

For the band on the run, Band on the run, Band on the run, Band on the run

Well, the undertaker drew a heavy sight seeing no one else had come
And a bell was ringing in the Village Square for the rabbits on the run

Band on the run
Band on the run
Band on the run
And the jailer man and Sailor Sam were searching every one

Band on the run
Band on the run
Band on the run
Band on the run

Well, the night was falling as the desert world began to settle down
In the town they're searching for us everywhere but we never will be found

Band on the run
Band on the run
Band on the run
Band on the run

And the County Judge, who held a grudge
Will search forevermore

For the band on the run
Band on the run
Band on the run
Band on the run


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  • +1
    General CommentThis song consists of 4 different parts - confinement, desperation, escape and running.

    Confinement = stuck inside these 4 walls.
    desperation = if I ever get out of here
    escape = well, the rain exploded
    running = band on the run

    The confinement part is very subdued, as if he's given up - it's reflective too. The heart starts beating faster when he's thinking about escaping and the desperation of his situation. Crash!!! The Breakout - the release - you can almost 'feel' the freedom. All that's left is to RUN! For ever more.

    Paul said it was intentionally written to have several meanings - could be jail cell or trapped in life.
    Digi-Gon June 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHey! Every Word In The Song Does Not Have To Be Capitilized; They're Not Important!
    thewritingwriter300on July 01, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningNo doubt this song is about the Beatles.
    VereorMucroon August 02, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHis and Linda's Japanese incarceration. Who carries the ganja in their purse with the kids?
    Thia007on November 24, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe best McCartney tune. he trueley is a living legend.
    turboboyon September 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentha ha ha ah i guess this one is turn my world on whenever i heard this song is a great song isnt it?
    johnlennonon April 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPersonally, I think this song is about the Beatles and how everyone was keeping them in the spotlight after they broke up and trying to force them back together. And yes, Paul is definitely a LIVING legend. :-P
    erasmus11290on May 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment4 comments on one of McCartney's greatest songs. I love the soul in his voice when he says "Rabbits on the run" in the second verse. What a voice. And I swear if you listen very closely to the backup vocal when he says, "If I ever get outta here," it sounds a lot like John Lennon. Listen to it and hear. This song always puts me in a good mood when i'm down.
    Nolesy101on March 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is used early on in the movie 'The Killing Fields' . A FANK (Khmer Republic) soldier is shown holding a transistor radio to her ear while other FANK soldiers execute several Khmer Rouge. The implication of the use of this song is that the FANK are in retreat.
    elephant_rangeon March 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI was listening to the Alice Cooper on the radio like a month back and he played this song. He said that Paul wrote this after being arrested with a pound of marijuana in Japan, where it is a much more serious offense.
    HowardTCoon May 16, 2007   Link

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