The Runner

Song Description

on the subject of life, aging and the the daily race to get through.

Song Length 4:05 Genre Folk - Alternative, Rock - Alternative
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Moving, Troubled Subject Worry, Running
Similar Artists Warren Zevon, Harry Nilsson Language English
Era 2000 and later


On your mark.
Get set.

I'm running out of time
I'm running out of room
I'm running out of rhymes
I keep playing out of tune
I oughta' give it up
I oughta' leave the stage
I gotta run away
but I keep falling on my face
....oh another day another race
....for the runner

I keep reaching for the stars
I keep grabbing at the ring
I try lassoing the moon
But I'm feeling every sting
I oughta' give it up
Ioughta' quit the play
I keep talking to myself
but there's nothing left to say
...another day another race is done
...his rest is shattered by the starting gun
...cause he's the runner
I'm climbing over mountains
I'm climbing over rocks
I'm climbing to the summit
to the chiming of the clock
I oughta' give it up
I oughta' call a truce
I gotta raise a flag
but I wonder what's the use

I'm hiding from the bullets
I'm hiding from their spears
I'm hiding from the onslaught
Hiding from the years
I gotta give it up
I oughta' take a bow
I can't avoid the curtain
It's descending on me now
...Day by day he fights the marathon
...Step by step towards oblivion
...The course he fights it's a lonely one
...cause he's the runner

I'm running out of rhymes
I'm running out of answers
I'm stepping out of time
Getting trampled by the dancers
I try running away
I keep falling on my face
....another day another race to run
....for the runner

....Other runners overtaking him
...the pace to great you know he'll never win
...but now he's surging in a second wind
...cause he's the runner

I'm falling to the bottom
I'm falling from the graces
I'm falling into darkness
I keep staring into faces
I oughta show my hand
I oughta go all in
I gotta call there bluff
Maybe I could win more race more chance
...for the runner

music and lyrics by Jeff rauschl
copyright 2011

You've accomplished some pretty clever lyric writing in this song. I really like your way with words and the plays on words. Liked On your mark, get set go, - fun way to begin the song. Interesting percussion. Was it live?....just curious. You stuck with your structure/pattern and really kept it up throughout. Some great rhyming here! I liked answers/dancers.

Lyrics Jeff Rauschl Music JeffRauschl
Producer Jeff Rauschl Publisher Jeff Rauschl
Performance Jeff Rauschl Label Jeff Rauschl
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