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Blues Traveler — Run-Around
Album: Four
Avg rating:
6.1

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Total ratings: 130








Released: 1994
Length: 4:25
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Oh
Once upon a midnight dearie
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

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

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
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Party music that most everyone likes except a few currently listing now.
Can't follow anything this guy is singing, which is often an indication in my book that he is singing about little in particular. Haven't had this in Europe so much (although I have heard it somewhere), but I can see how it would get annoying after hearing it every day. Reading comments though, doesn't seem like many listeners here 'support' this song...
I have NEVER understood what people saw in Popper's harp playing - he sounds like a hyperactive asthmatic fellating a short-circuiting Dyson vacuum cleaner.
I can see why this is on RP but given that it has been SO overplayed elsewhere ... solid 5 that may well fall to a 4.
This is the kind of song that Rachel, Ross and Chandler would listen to while whinning in high pitch nasaly voices about the horrors of having their lattes over-frothed - I keep hoping that the whole "Friends" era of music is just a bad dream!
at the risk of receiving a flag on the play for a late hit; OVERPLAYED, now please bury it.
I guess there\'s one advantage to having lived in France during the 90s: I can\'t call this \"overplayed,\" since I never heard it before. But, like all Blues Traveler, it\'s best in small doses.
Oh I like coffee and I like tea If this is the last time I hear this it\'s ok with me
woozurdaddy wrote:
After several months, finally a song that made me turn off RP (at least until it's over). One of the top 3 worst concerts I ever attended. I'm sorry, playing a harmonica really fast doesn't make it listenable....
here, here .... this song is a 3 chord jam that goes nowhere
Frat Crap!
I can't give this a high rating, since I'm still reeling from when it got overplayed well over a decade ago, but I will admit that I do find John Popper to have an amazing voice. It's rare to see a male use a full range, tone and inflection, and while this song doesn't exhibit his talent well, it does show when you hear a bit more of their stuff.
zazelle wrote:
Not my favorite song from this album...perhaps Just Wait or The Mountains Win Again?
Hook and Stand take it on this one me thinks.
After going a few years without hearing this, you would think I could handle hearing it and not thinking "this is sooooo overplayed." Apparently not.
Not my favorite song from this album...perhaps Just Wait or The Mountains Win Again?
Humor me and tell me I am not really hearing this AGAIN, PLA-EEEEZZZZZZZZZE
Geez, Popper's voice is incredible. Plain and simple. A real, quality singing voice in the midst of so many other nameless and indistinguishable tenors of the pop music of our day.
BenK wrote:
These guys are good, but this is perhaps their dullest song. It was fun when it was released, now it's just dated.
I tend to agree with this poster. Also, for some weird reason, that harmonica at the beginning always reminds me of an old dog food commercial w/ Lorne Greene. I'm not sure whether I remember hearing music like that in the commercial or whether it is good frollicking in the park with dogs music.
Since no one had yet given this a three yet.....zzzzzzzz, oops, dozed off......
oh dang...im totally listening to this CD when i get home.
These guys are good, but this is perhaps their dullest song. It was fun when it was released, now it's just dated.
ugggh... again?
I liked this the first 5000 times I heard it......
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