Music Monday: Band on the Run – Paul McCartney and Wings

Posted By on March 23, 2020

Our current Ohio “stay-at-home” order due to the Coronavirus has me thinking that a few lines from the Band On The Run lyrics are fitting for our current #socialdistancing situation. I for one have found myself wanting to “go someplace” or to get in the car just to get out of the house. Brenda suggested getting carry-out food evenWings_1976 though we didn’t really need anything … she is antsy too. On a side note … somewhat in deference to Paul McCartney who is from the UK … the American “carry-out or take-out” is called “take-away” in Britain and many British colonies (it is quirky how the mind works … but a Twitter friend just mentioned the same thing!) .

So for this week’s Music Monday, here’s Band On The Run and a link to a Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers Van Session version of the song.

  Band on The Run (remastered) – Paul McCartney & Wings

Lyrics …

Band On The Run (1973 but remastered in 2010)

Stuck inside these four walls,
Sent inside forever,
Never seeing no one
Nice again like you,
Mama you, mama you.

If I ever get out of here,
Thought of giving it all away
To a registered charity.
All I need is a pint a day
If I ever get outta here
If we ever get outta of here

Well, the rain exploded with a mighty crash
As we fell into the sun,
And the first one said to the second one there
I hope you’re having fun.

Band on the run, band on the run.
And the jailer man and sailor Sam
Were searching every one
For the band on the run,
Band on the run
Band on the run,
Band on the run.

Well, the undertaker drew a heavy sigh
Seeing no one else had come,
And a bell was ringing in the village square
For the rabbits on the run.

Band on the run,
Band on…


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