Running on empty

Here’s one of Jackson Browne’s most electrifying songs for ‘running’ at One Single Impression:

Running on empty

Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels
Looking back at the years gone by like so many summer fields
In sixty-five I was seventeen and running up one-o-one
I don’t know where I’m running now, I’m just running on

Running on, running on empty
Running on, running blind
Running on, running into the sun
But I’m running behind

Gotta do what you can just to keep your love alive
Trying not to confuse it with what you do to survive
In sixty-nine I was twenty-one and I called the road my own
I don’t know when that road turned onto the road I’m on

Running on, running on empty
Running on, running blind
Running on, running into the sun
But I’m running behind

Everyone I know, everywhere I go
People need some reason to believe
I don’t know about anyone but me
If it takes all night, that’ll be all right
If I can get you to smile before I leave

Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels
I don’t know how to tell you all just how crazy this life feels
I look around for the friends that I used to turn to, to pull me through
Looking into their eyes I see them running too

Running on, running on empty
Running on, running blind
Running on, running into the sun
But I’m running behind

Honey, you really tempt me
You know the way you look so kind
I want to know who you are
But I’m running behind

Running on
You know I don’t even know what I’m hoping to find
Running behind
Running into the sun but I’m running behind

– Jackson Browne

From Running on Empty, released in 1977

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About James Steerforth

I am an author of poetry and fiction, translator and painter who loves to have fun with borrowed feathers.
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2 Responses to Running on empty

  1. Stan Ski says:

    Good – but the only Jackson Browne song I really liked was ‘For A Dancer’ – on the same album, I believe.

  2. Loch Rob says:

    Jackson Browne has been one of my favorite artists since way back. I like his earlier stuff best. Great song.

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