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​Runaway Feeling

This song is by The Thorns and appears on the album The Thorns (2003) and on the single Runaway Feeling (2003).

Is a runaway feelin' (Is a runaway feelin')
About as big as the sky? (About as big as the sky?)
You know the rock 'n' roll feelin'? (You know the rock 'n' roll feelin'?)
Really make you feel high. (Really make you feel high.)

Tell me I'm the one (Tell me I'm the one)
You wanna play with. (you wanna play with.)
Tell me I'm the one (Tell me I'm the one)
You really need. (you really need.)
Tell me I'm the one (Tell me I'm the one)
You're bound to stay with (you're bound to stay with.)
When you're free (free-ee-ee-ee)
To do what you please.

It's a runaway feelin' (It's a runaway feelin') ((What you're feeling...))
Once you make up your mind (Once you make up your mind) ((Make up your mind.))
To let the runaway feelin' (To let the runaway feelin') ((That you're feeling...))
Leave all your troubles behind. (Leave all your troubles behind.) ((Leave them behind.))

Tell me I'm the one (Tell me I'm the one)
You wanna play with. (you wanna play with.)
Tell me I'm the one (Tell me I'm the one)
You really need. (you really need.)
Tell me I'm the one (Tell me I'm the one)
You're bound to stay with (you're bound to stay with.)
When you're free (free-ee-ee-ee)
To do what you please.

And you're free-eeee... (Run, run, run away.)
Ooh-whee-ooh-ooh-ooh (Run, run, run,)
Ooh-whee-ooh-ooh-ooh. (run away.)
Do what you plee-eeeease... (Run, run, run away.)
Ooh-whee-ooh-ooh-ooh (Run, run, run,)
Ooh-whee-ooh-ooh-ooh. (run away.)

Rollin' and reelin', (Rollin' and reelin',)
No way of slowin' it down. (No way of slowin' it down.)
(No way of slowin' it down.)
I'll take this runaway feelin' (I'll take this runaway feelin')
And ride it out o' this town. (And ride it out o' this town.)
(Ride it out o' this town.)

Tell me I'm the one (Tell me I'm the one)
You wanna play with. (you wanna play with.)
Tell me I'm the one (Tell me I'm the one)
You really need. (you really need.)
Tell me I'm the one (Tell me I'm the one)
You're bound to stay with (you're bound to stay with.)
When you're free (free-eeeeee)
To do what you please.

And you're free-eeee... (Run, run, run away.)
Ooh-whee-ooh-ooh-ooh (Run, run, run,)
Ooh-whee-ooh-ooh-ooh. (run away.)
Do what you plee-eeeease... (Run, run, run away.)
Ooh-whee-ooh-ooh-ooh (Run, run, run,)
Ooh-whee-ooh-ooh-ooh. (run away.)
Do what you plee-eeeease... (Run, run, run, run away.)
Ooh-whee-ooh-ooh-ooh. (Run, run, run,)
(Run away.)

CreditsEdit

  • Producer: Brendan O'Brien
  • Composers: Pete Droge, Shawn Mullins, Matthew Sweet
  • Lyricists: Pete Droge, Shawn Mullins, Matthew Sweet
  • Arrangers: Paul Buckmaster, Ricky Keller
  • Conductors: Paul Buckmaster, Ricky Keller
  • Musicians:
    • Roy Bittan - Electric piano, stringed piano
    • Rob Brill - Percussion (brushes on cardboard box), tambourine
    • Pete Droge - Vocals, Zildjian cymbals, drums, acoustic guitar, baritone guitar, electric guitar, keyboards, ukelin, ukulele
    • Jim Keltner - Drums
    • Greg Leisz - Electric dulcimer, 12-string acoustic guitar, 12-string electric guitar, lap steel guitar, pedal steel guitar, mandola, mandolin
    • Tony Marsico - Upright bass
    • Shawn Mullins - Vocals, dulcimer, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, high-strung guitar, keyboards, percussion, vihuela
    • Brendan O'Brien - Bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass harmonica, hurdy gurdy, keyboards, marxophone, percussion
    • Matthew Sweet - Vocals, bass, mountain dulcimer, 6-string acoustic guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboards, marxophone, percussion, baritone ukulele, vihuela
  • Engineering: David Bianco (Sunset Session), Billy Bowers, Nick DiDia, Karl Egsieker, Alex Lowe, Dan Rudin
  • Digital Editing: Ryan Castle (Pro Tools) (Sunset Session)
  • Mastering: Bob Ludwig
  • Art Direction: Josh Cheuse, Gail Marowitz
  • Graphic Design: James C. Hunter

TriviaEdit

  • This song is track #1 from the teaser EP of The Thorns, an Aware/Columbia Records release (Friday, January 3, 2003).
  • This song is track #1 from The Thorns, an Aware/Columbia Records release (Tuesday, May 20, 2003).
  • This song is track #1 from Runaway Feeling, an Aware/Columbia Records release (2003).

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