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  • the_nervous_resistor the_nervous_resistor Mar 1, 2004 9:45 PM Flag

    runnin behind

    Ol Rocket,

    What were you doing in '65? Did you ever run up 101? Hit it big in '69, and then now ,,, you're making pounds, and resenting the puds?

    So, Jackson-wanna-be, get a few stiff ones in ya some evening, and re-approach the tune. This time keep the drammatic tense - it's a song of reflection, not about bashing the "puds." The original songwriter was going on about himself, his anxiety about the mystery of life's roads, from 101 at 17 to the present.

    If "runnin" don't work for you, try the one that starts out:

    "I'm going to rent myself a house
    In the shade of the freeway
    I'm going to pack my lunch in the morning
    And go to work each day
    And when the evening rolls around
    I'll go on home and lay my body down
    And when the morning light comes streaming in
    I'll get up and do it again
    Amen
    Say it again
    Amen...

    Yes, the title is apt.

    Yours, from Highland Park,

    tnr


    RUNNING ON EMPTY Lyrics

    Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels
    Looking back at the years gone by like so many summer fields
    In sixty-five I was seventeen and running up one-o-one
    I don't know where I'm running now, I'm just running on

    Running on - running on empty
    Running on - running blind
    Running on - running into the sun
    But I'm running behind

    Gotta do what you can just to keep your love alive
    Trying not to confuse it with what you do to survive
    In sixty-nine I was twenty-one and I called the road my own
    I don't know when that road turned onto the road I'm on

    Running on - running on empty
    Running on - running blind
    Running on - running into the sun
    But I'm running behind

    Everyone I know, everywhere I go
    People need some reason to believe
    I don't know about anyone but me
    If it takes all night, that'll be all right
    If I can get you to smile before I leave

    Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels
    I don't know how to tell you all just how crazy this life feels
    I look around for the friends that I used to turn to to pull me through
    Looking into their eyes I see them running too

    Running on - running on empty
    Running on - running blind
    Running on - running into the sun
    But I'm running behind

    Honey you really tempt me
    You know the way you look so kind
    I'd love to stick around but I'm running behind
    You know I don't even know what I'm hoping to find
    Running into the sun but I'm running behind

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    • TNR,

      In gymnastics it would have been a 10. You nailed it! The title is so appropriate - Rocket = The Pretender.

      Jackson's got great music for facing the times like the folks at Dow are facing. Rocket shouldn't deface that great songwriting.

      But, you left out the line and verse that fits best...

      I'm gonna be a happy idiot
      And struggle for the legal tender
      Where the ads take aim and lay their claim
      To the heart and the soul of the spender
      And believe in whatever may lie
      In those things that money can buy
      Though true love could have been a contender
      Are you there?
      Say a prayer for the Pretender
      Who started out so young and strong
      Only to surrender

      Let's also say a prayer for the happy idiot.

 
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