"Take It and Run" as written by and Orrell Barr....
Maureen's out on the street again
Didn't get the job 'cause she missed her appointment
She don't know if the kids are fed
They've got holes in their shoes and the cold's coming quick now
The power's off the bills ain't paid gotta jump the box from the neighbor's apartment
Space heaters and welfare checks are as good as it gets in this land of hard lessons

Don't talk to me if you ain't got the answers I need
Yeah I've got problems
Can't you see I'm trying to solve them?

Broke it off with the man in her life finally got the courage to pack up and leave now
She keeps saying she'll be all right but in her mind does she really believe it
Long lines on Piedmont Street but if you hang around you might get a bed there
Turn around and don't look back you've got a piece of your life so take it and run now

The sun is shining on you
Maureen may all your dreams come true
Broke it off with the man in her life you know she ain't got nothing better
Yeah you know she don't but she keeps on believing
The sun is shining on you
Maureen may all your dreams come true

Lyrics submitted by freehat17

"Take It and Run" as written by James P. Lynch Alexander Barr

Lyrics © Memory Lane Music Group (Domestic)

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    General CommentA song sympathizing with the poor in this country who try their hardest to succeed against difficult odds.
    punkpirateon January 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHard not to love this song. I came out of one of these sorts of areas (no longer there, thank God. It'll change my perspective on life, which is good, but stay too long and it simply ruins your life), so it - like many Murphys songs about being underpaid/overworked/poor, it just works for me. That and the music is awesome, of course.

    As for what it's about, yeah - it's about trying to pull yourself out of a rut and having trouble.
    Thanasimoson April 14, 2007   Link

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