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Posted on July 23, 2010 at 11:37 PM

I don’t need no happy meal

To feel a certain way

Or get jacked on some drug

To make it through the day

 

Don’t need my face on a book

Or share somebody’s space

Maybe I’ll just sit one out

And skip this human race

 

 

I’ll just take the forest path

to avoid the cobbled stone

If I may I’ll pay upfront

And leave the plastic home

 

I don’t need a GPS

To tell me where I am

Or someone to give a wink

When I’m supposed to give a damn

 

(Chorus)

Nothings gonna change my mind

Or seep into my brain

or break this

bond we share

stop this runaway train

 

I just need

one little look

Into those baby blues

Don’t even need

some golden ring

To prove my love for you.

 

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Don’t need a dictionary

To tell you what I mean

Or some text on a phone

To tell me what I’ve seen

 

Don’t need a tiny I-Pod

to hum a little tune

Or some instruction book

To recognize the moon

 

No satellite in the sky

To feel the sun or rain

Or some ink on paper

To tell me I’m insane

 

Don’t need no Congressman

Explaining rights from wrongs

No brainwashed Drill Sergeant

Teaching me dumb-ass songs

 

(Chorus)

Nothings gonna change my mind

Or seep into my brain

To break this

bond we share

stop this runaway train

 

I just need

one little look

Into those baby blues

Don’t even need

some golden ring

To prove my love for you.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

(I. B.)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I don’t need an ocean view

and some hotrod car

Or have some sexy voice

To play this old guitar

 

As long as I can tap a foot

And whistle out of key

I’ll keep pickin and grinning

Cause it don’t require no fee

 

This old world’s gonna spin

Regardless what we do

If we take care of it

It’ll feed me and you

 

We might be just a dot

In this Milky Way

But this is where I found you

And I’d really like to stay

 

(Chorus)

Nothings gonna change my mind

Or seep into my brain

or break this

bond we share

Stop this runaway train

 

I just need

one little look

Into those baby blues

Don’t even need

some golden ring

To prove my love for you.

Categories: Poetry & Lyric, Jip Morgan

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Reply Christopher Law
5:41 PM on July 27, 2010 
I'm not sure what style you had in mind when you wrote this but reading it I imagined Richard Thompson (Thomson, I'm not 100% sure) singing it . He's a British blues/folks musician who is very good at what he does.

As for a title, I would suggest the obvious and call it 'Runaway Train' - except that a song with the same title was a massive hit in my youth for Soul Asylum. Don't know if you know that track or not, it had a truly maudlin video. Second options would be 'Golden Ring', sticking with the tried and true 'take a line from the chorus' approach, or 'Jacked On You' if you want to be a little more obscure.

Whatever you call it I thought it read very well and, as a result of imagining Richard Thompson singing it, I'm off to listen to some blues-rock. There might be some Clapton in Chez Evilclaw tonight. It's about time I listened to something that doesn't involve blastbeats, screaming or other types of excessive noise.

Nice work.