Take your time

Story Behind The Song

Commissioned for Scottish Road Safety

Song Description

Don't Run Across The Road

Song Length 3:36 Genre Pop - Standards
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Composed Subject Road
Language English


I want to go to the places that I like, but I want to know I?m safe.
When I come to a road that I know I?ve got to cross; I know the safest way.
I can use a subway; I can cross a footbridge,
Or use the traffic lights.
If I?m crossing with my friend, say maybe on a school day
I could cross the road with the school patrol ?
If I like, it?s all right.

You?ve got to take your time
Find a place where you can hear and see.
Keep looking left and right
And cross the road ? it?s easy.
And cross the road ? it?s easy.

Say I miss the bus, I?m in a bit of a rush, and my head is in a state.
If I run the journey?s fast, but it could be my last, so I?d rather be alive and late.
Going between the parked cars, you think that you can see far
But you know it?s not OK.
You have to respect that the drivers don?t expect it
You can?t see them and they don?t see you ?
No way, until it?s too late.



I know where I?ve been ? I want to be seen
And I want to get home safe.
We don?t act like kids ? we don?t cause no skids
Cos we know the safest way.


Lyrics David Goodall Music David Goodall
Producer David Goodall Performance Louise Montgomery

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