unknown song comments

Date Added: 2/25/2006
Added By: ogs
Identified: Yes!   

From ogs, 2/25/2006 2:13:13 PM:

the song starts out with: running away, to get away, you're wearing out your shoes. new wave era. slow. i'm sorry that's all i remember. somebody help me please. can't get any sleep.


From audiofool, 2/26/2006 12:54:05 PM:

The song is Running Away by Sly and the Family Stone. It appeared on their 1971 album "There's A Riot Goin' On".
Running Away did see some airplay back in the early 80's on 'ny from time to time (I specifically remember hearing it one afternoon on the James "Baby" Scott show

So now you can go have a nap.

Lyrics:
Running away
To get away
Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
You're wearing out your shoes!
Look at you foolin' you.

Making blues
Of night and day
Hee! Hee! Hee! Hee!
You're stretching out your dues!
Look at you foolin' you.

A shorter cut
Is quicker but
Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
Time is here to stay!
Look at you foolin' you.

The deeper in debt
The harder you bet
Hee! Hee! Hee! Hee!
Need more room to play!
Look at you foolin' you.

Another day
You're farther away
Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
A longer trip back home!


From DJ Wave, 2/26/2006 8:41:20 PM:

The Colour Field also did Running Away.


From ogs, 2/26/2006 11:06:29 PM:

running away! you got the correct song audiofool. thanks a lot. you know your stuff. dj vave got the artist i was looking for though. wouldn't have taken that song for colourfield. have had some sleep thinking spirit of radio will pull through. and so soon! i'm not disappointed.


From audiofool, 2/27/2006 6:39:21 AM:

I had figured there may have been a cover of it, but I moved out of the broadcast area in 1983.

Glad you got it figured out.


From Pat, 11/9/2010 3:41:54 PM:

Thanks so much for posting this information! This is the last 80s track for which I couldn't remember the band even though I bought the cassette (during the 80s) that features this song! The Colour Field- of course!


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