"Run, Baby, Run" as written by Sheryl Crow, Bill Bottrell and David Francis Baerwald....
She was born in November 1963
The day Aldous Huxley died
And her mama believed
That every man could be free
So her mama got high, high, high
And her daddy marched on Birmingham
Singing mighty protest songs
And he pictured all the places
That he knew that she belonged
But he failed and taught her young
The only thing she's need to carry on
He taught her how to

Run baby run baby run baby run
Baby run

Past the arms of the familiar
And their talk of better days
To the comfort of the strangers
Slipping out before they say
so long
Baby loves to run

She counts out all her money
In the taxi on the way to meet her plane
Stares hopeful out the window
At the workers fighting
Through the pouring rain
She's searching through the stations
For an unfamiliar song
And she's pictures all the places
Where she knows she still belongs
And she smiles the secret smile
Because she knows exactly how
To carry on

So run baby run baby run baby run
Baby run

From the old familiar faces and
Their old familiar ways
To the comfort of the strangers
Slipping out before they say
So long
Baby loves to run


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"Run Baby Run" as written by David Francis Baerwald Sheryl Crow

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    General Commentawww I love this song! It is soooo beautiful!
    Sunnyon March 15, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love this song too Sunny I guess if you have legs and a problem sometimes you gotta run
    magicaltangerineon January 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAldous Huxley died on November 22nd.

    Clever writer, that Sheryl Crow...
    ShineYouDiamondon September 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAldous Huxley died the same day as JFK. Must have some significance in this song.
    Pooeron March 25, 2014   Link
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    General CommentSheryl Crow's SEMI-autobiographical song written with creative license, I would say. Growing up as a late-boomer surrounded by history unfolding and a keen awareness by family members...I can relate. The subject of the song was born on 11/22 while Sheryl was born on 2/11. Thinking about dates and events growing up, Kennedy and Huxley died on that same day and both are mentioned in the song, Sheryl created quite a period piece in this one. Anyone doing a history project about the 1960s for school might well want to include this as a soundtrack.
    Abe E. Boomeron June 02, 2018   Link
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    General CommentThere is almost a rap narrative in the original extended play version (seldom heard on the radio) which mentions politics, the Vietnam War draft, and JFK's assassination. It really brings the meaning of the song together. However, as it makes this otherwise "soft-rock" song edgier and definitely politicized, it is usually not heard on the radio. That narrative is not included in the lyrics contained on this site.
    Abe E. Boomeron June 02, 2018   Link

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