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Run-Around
Blues Traveler Lyrics


Oh, once upon a midnight eerie
I woke with something in my head
I couldn't escape the memory
Of a phone call and of what you said

Like a game show contestant with a parting gift
I could not believe my eyes
When I saw through the thoughts of a trusted friend
Who needs to humor me and tell me lies, yeah humor me and tell me lies

And I'll lie too and say I don't mind
And as we seek so shall we find
And when you're feeling open I'll still be here
But not without a certain degree of fear
Well, what will be with you and me
I still can see things hopefully

But you
Why you wanna give me a run-around?
Is it a sure-fire way to speed things up?
When all it does is slow me down

Shake me and my confidence
About a great many things
But I've been there I can see it cower
Like a nervous magician waiting in the wings

Of a bad play where the heroes are right
And nobody thinks or expects too much
And Hollywood's calling for the movie rights
Singing "Hey babe, let's keep in touch", hey baby, let's keep in touch

But I want more than a touch I want you to reach me
And show me all the things no one else can see
So what you feel becomes mine as well
And soon if we're lucky we'd be unable to tell
What's yours and mine, the fishing's fine
And it doesn't have to rhyme, so don't you feed me a line

But you
Why you wanna give me a run-around?
Is it a sure-fire way to speed things up?
When all it does is slow me down

Tra la la la la bombardier, this is the pilot speaking
I've got some news for you
It seems my ship still stands no matter what you drop
And there ain't a whole lot that you can do

Oh sure the banner may be torn and the wind's gotten colder
Perhaps I've grown a little cynical
But I know no matter what the waitress brings
I shall drink it and always be full, yeah I will drink it and always be full

Oh I like coffee and I like tea
I'd like to be able to enter a final plea
I still got this dream that you just can't shake
I love you to the point you can no longer take
Well all right okay, so be that way
I hope and pray that there's something left to say

But you
Why you wanna give me a run-around?
Is it a sure-fire way to speed things up
When all it does is slow me down?

Oh you
Why you wanna give me a run-around?
Is it a sure-fire way to speed things up
When all it does is slow me down?

Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Peermusic Publishing
Written by: JOHN C. POPPER

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WeThePeople

Sorry to hear about your pops. I feel ya. '81....I was 17.
And, you're so right. If I hear a particular song, I can instantly "trans-port".
I can "feel" being in my dad's ol' boat of a car. Sliding 'round the backseat from one end to the other. (No seatbelts....fun times.) That moment is captured in time.

"Lowrider". That's my dad's song. Does it to me everytime. STILL...
40 years later. I can smell the smells...
hear him laughing. I'm right back there. It makes me cry. And I cherish that. You can lose an object, spend the inheritance money, but, y'know what they say....
even those with advanced Alzheimer's, who no longer recognize their own children, will hear a song and remember every nuance, every word. They're right back there, too. That's a blessing.
I'll letcha in on a little secret. Turns out, we're all recycled "souls". And spirits travel in the same circles. Although we've lost 'em in this realm/cycle/matrix,
whatever it is....we'll meet 'em again. (And again. And again...
haha.) Just, in a different forms. Each time, learning new lessons. "Leveling up" through another cycle.

That's all I got, so far.
😉 Don't tell anybody. It's our little secret.

☮️ from T.O.



Laurylie Polito

"Run-Around"

Oh,
Once upon a midnight dreary
I woke with something in my head
I couldn't escape the memory
Of a phone call and of what you said

Like a game show contestant with a parting gift
I could not believe my eyes
When I saw through the voice of a trusted friend
Who needs to humor me and tell me lies
Yeah, humor me and tell me lies

And I'll lie too and say I don't mind
And as we seek so shall we find
And when you're feeling open I'll still be here
But not without a certain degree of fear
Of what will be with you and me
I still can see things hopefully

But you
Why you wanna give me a run-around
Is it a sure-fire way to speed things up
When all it does is slow me down

And shake me and my confidence
About a great many things
But I've been there I can see it cower
Like a nervous magician waiting in the wings

Of a bad play where the heroes are right
And nobody thinks or expects too much
And Hollywood's calling for the movie rights
Singing hey babe let's keep in touch
Hey baby let's keep in touch

But I want more than a touch I want you to reach me
And show me all the things no one else can see
So what you feel becomes mine as well
And soon if we're lucky we'd be unable to tell
What's yours and mine, the fishing's fine
And it doesn't have to rhyme, so don't you feed me a line

But you
Why you wanna give me a run-around
Is it a sure-fire way to speed things up
When all it does is slow me down

Tra la la la la bombardier this is the pilot speaking
And I've got some news for you
It seems my ship still stands no matter what you drop
And there ain't a whole lot that you can do

Oh sure the banner may be torn and the wind's gotten colder
Perhaps I've grown a little cynical
But I know no matter what the waitress brings
I shall drink it and always be full
Yeah, I will drink it and always be full

Oh I like coffee, and I like tea
I'd like to be able to enter a final plea
I still got this dream that you just can't shake
I love you to the point you can no longer take

Well all right okay
So be that way, I hope and pray
That there's something left to say...

For you, now
Why you wanna give me a run-around
Is it a sure-fire way to speed things up
When all it does is slow me down

Oh, yeah, now
Why you wanna give me a run-around
Is it a sure-fire way to speed things up
When all it does is slow me down



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whatever

Crazy to think this song came out over 20 years ago

Angejo ‘

crazy to think this comment came out over 5 years ago

Joe Yannetta

Think she's still running around after 2 decades ? lol

Armegaz2

Yes you are getting old

Mark Nasia

What is even more crazy are the 5K dislikes, seriously these are the 5K that give people the run around

Budget iguana

@River McRattVanilla Ice was ok but not very good

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Nick Nitro

I feel like I'm in a romantic comedy from the early 2000's with a moral at the ending of the movie:
"they realized that no matter what destiny had in store for them, love always finds a way! TO YOUR HEART!"
I can hear adam sandler goose laugh now, HEEAH HEEAH HEEAH!

Love All States

Lol high five freeze frame at the end or jumping.

Mark Compton

@Algiz Regardless, he wasn't lying when he told me The Hook would keep bringing me back. Again and again.

Battosai Jenkins

whoa... was that an upskirt shot?!?!? SHEESH

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