Run

by Howlin' Whale

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lyrics

Oh the Texas sun sets and the sky is wide
Blind if I believe I’ve found a place to hide
I’m leaving my baby and I don’t know why
Hope he don’t hate me for being a child
My foot’s on the pavement and my toes dig in
Up ahead I hear the truck that'll do me in

Why don’t I run
Why don't I run
Why don't I run, oh why don't I run
Up ahead I hear the truck, it’s for that I’m done

I’ve made some mistakes and told a lie or two
Now shame’s got me wishing that I never knew you
My blood flows weak and I can feel my heart turn
'Cause I got to give him so much less than he earned
Making that man frown makes me so damn sad
It’s a double thick cut, boy, do I got it bad
A good baby needs a baby loyal and true
How could I be crying for you and cry for him too?

I’d rather be bright or not be here at all
I'd rather be bright or not be here at all
I'd rather be bright or not be here at all
Up ahead I hear the truck, that horn is my call

I’m leaving my body and the sun falls fast
At least I’d hoped I'd go out with a fiery blast
But the dark is big and the gravel shakes
Dreaming of a place where I did not know this place

Oh I wish I could run, but there’s nowhere to run
I wish I could run, but there's nowhere to run
I wish I could run, but there's nowhere to run
No, there's nowhere to run when you’re in love with someone
There's nowhere to run when you're in love with someone
Nowhere to run when you're in love with someone.

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released July 15, 2015
Composition and Lyrics by Howlin' Whale

Howlin' Whale: Vox and Harmonica
Tory Elena: Cajon and Percussion
Cohen: Guitar

Engineered by Cohen and Tory Elena of Sea At Last

Produced by UBK and Howlin' Whale

Recorded in Laurel Canyon, California

©2012 HOWLIN' WHALE
©2015 GYPSYPOP RECORDS

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Howlin' Whale

Howlin' Whale is a harmonica player, composer, and vocalist. Her bog harmonica sound comes from "The Bubbling Bog," a vast swamp-filled woods where she grew up near a train track. Traveling led her to whales, and she set her compass forever seaward. Whale's roots come from nature, honoring reggae, blues, and Hip Hop since 2012.

Her debut EP Many Lives is out June 22, 2019 with GYPSYPOP RECORDS.
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