Run Behind the Walkers

oneslowtyper's picture

Run Behind the Walkers

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Liner Notes: 

This is what I call sensible nonsense... which somehow sounds better than saying just a bunch of gibberish.

**Update - I have the pleasure of working with Chip for the first time, and looking forward to his contribution.

Chip update 7/16 - A kitchen table recording. Such fun to play and sing!

Lyrics: 

Run Behind the Walkers

I was UP with getting DOWN
And I was IN with going OUT

I'm not crazy 'bout what's normal
Now that "normal" makes me shout

Now I run behind the walkers
Standing mute among the talkers
Where I squeak among the squawkers
Tell me Where do I belong...

I went swimming in a desert
Tried to breathe in outer space

Tried to paddle up a river
So much work to stay in place

Now I run behind the walkers
Standing mute among the talkers
Where I squeak among the squawkers
Tell me Where do I belong...

Seems I'm strangely unfamiliar
With the things that I know most

I'm so proud I'm not a bragger
It's the only time I boast

I can look into a mirror, reflect the defect that is me
Have to look way deep inside to fix the flaws externally

Now I run behind the walkers
Standing mute among the talkers
Where I squeak among the squawkers
Tell me Where do I belong...

Tell me what is right and wrong...



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Comments

Jyllian's picture

I can look into a mirror, reflect the defect that is me
Have to look way deep inside to fix the flaws externally

I love these lines. This reminds me of the song that starts off "you can't rollerskate in a buffalo herd..." With contradictions about what one can do - but you can be happy if you've a mind to.

mike skliar's picture

great lyric fun.. and some interesting wisdom in these lines of seeming opposites.... reminds me of Dylan's line 'there's no success like failure'..

great job!

Chip Withrow's picture

Sensible nonsense, eh? I saw one comment already included a Dylan reference, and that's what I thought of when I saw your liner notes.
Great work here, and ready for music! Wise, yet fun. And the clever verses lead to that awesome chorus. Do you have a music idea for this? I could put it to music - email chip...@yahoo.com if you'd like me to do that.

musicsongwriter's picture

Gorgeous song. I love the way John's lyric came to life. Great writing, music, singing and playing. Love it how the tempo changes. Brilliant work. Totally adorable fun song.
Nadia

oneslowtyper's picture

haha! That was a big LOL throughout the whole song! I love it Chip, and I'm so glad you sang it the way you saw it and not the way it was written. It seemed to work so much better through your version and your vision. I owe you a beer, if you ever find yourself lost in the Adirondacks. lol

Donna Devine's picture

What a quirky, clever, creative, and - yes - wise lyric. Smile Great work, John. And Chip's jaunty interpretation is a perfect fit. Very catchy melody.

Fun song, like it! Well written. Yes, Chip is a *great! guy too! Nice collaboration. Good stuff...

tamsnumber4's picture

Yes, so creative and clever in the writing and love the melody, I think the rearrangement of the verses really worked, but the whole meaning is there, very nice collab!!

tcelliott's picture

The lyric is not abstract or "nonsense" as you implied as I think you've said something that needs to be heard and you've done it in such a great way. I love the melody, the rhymes and the vocal delivery in the music, too.

Rob From Amersfoort's picture

When I saw the title I thought about dead walkers. "I'm so proud I'm not a bragger It's the only time I boast" :-). Dadada. Enjoyable song!