Take It On the Run...REO Speedwagon, 1980.
Angsty 80's songs, from the soundtrack of my life, is my theme for the A-Z challenge this year.
Oh, Hi Infidelity album, I loved you so...and I'm gonna keep on loving you. I will probably still eat and sleep, but I just might hook the turntable up. I will then proceed to sing every song at the top of my lungs, and am fairly certain that I will not need the lyric sheet.
I was a sixth grader falling, in what I assumed was love, for the first time. I don't remember exactly how many weeks that lasted before he decided to take it on the run. I knew the neighborhood, as he lived on the street behind us. Talk might have been cheap, but the story wasn't really even that good. I took the break up pretty hard, as you may have figured. Luckily, I had Kevin Cronin to commiserate with.
Once again, I didn't concern myself with all of the irrelevant details of the song that eluded to an affair, due to the fact that I was eleven and nothing that dramatic had actually happened. The thrill of singing along came once again from the overall feel for the song and its simple lyrics.
They're talking about you and it's bringing me down...
...But I'm tellin' you babe
That I don't think it's true babe
And even if it is keep this in mind
You take it on the run baby
If that's the way you want it baby
Then I don't want you around*
*I actually am glad you're here, and hope you will come back tomorrow for the letter U.