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January 10, 2012

Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)

Formed by Paul and Linda McCartney in the aftermath of The Beatles break-up, this band remained together for ten years until finally dissolving in 1981. The group primarily consisted of Paul McCartney, previously of The Beatles; Linda McCartney, Paul’s wife; and Denny Laine, previously of The Moody Blues. Although many other people came and went as members of the band, it was the three above that wrote all of the band’s songs, and Paul who sang the majority of them.

This song is one of my all-time favorites. It comes from the group’s third album, Band on the Run, which was released in 1973. It was the second of five singles to be released by the group which reached number one in the US. The line “If we ever get out of here” was unknowingly contributed by George Harrison, years prior, when speaking about one of The Beatles meetings they were stuck in.

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Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)

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Lyrics:

Stuck inside these four walls
Sent inside forever
Never seein’ 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 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 jailor man and sailor Sam were searchin’ everyone
For the band on the run
Band on the run
For the band on the run
The band on the run

Well the undertaker drew a heavy sigh seein’ 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 the run
And the jailor man and sailor Sam were searchin’ everyone
For the band on the run
Band on the run

Yea, the band on the run
The band on the run
The band on the run
Band on the run

Well the night was falling as the desert world began to settle down
In the town, they're searching for us everywhere, but we never will be found
Band on the run
Band on the run
And the county judge who held a grudge
Will search for evermore
For the band on the run
For the band on the run
The band on the run
(Yea!)
The band on the run
(Yea!)

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