My Ten Favorite Run Songs: Before They Make Me Run (#3)

@FourWalls (10750)
United States
August 1, 2016 7:05pm CST
Wow, what a whirlwind trade deadline! If you're a baseball fan your head is probably spinning, too. Let's all calm down with another song with "run" in the title, from my top ten list of favorite "run" songs. #3: Before They Make Me Run - Rolling Stones I love that meme on Facebook that say, "Now we have to start worrying what kind of world we're going to leave Keith Richards." Keef, the lead guitarist and seldom-heard occasional singer in the Rolling Stones, is a survivor, and we're all probably trying to figure out how. I would hope the guy would leave his body to science so they can determine how he did! Anyway, on to the song. When I started going to rock concerts Some Girls was a huge hit album for the Stones. Contained on that album was one of Richards' rare lead vocal appearances, "Before They Make Me Run." It's a song more or less dealing with his love of "mind-altering substances" ("booze and pills and powder, you've got to choose your medicine"), acknowledging that it can be fatal ("It's another goodbye to another good friend"). By and large, I'm not much of a Rolling Stones fan, but that album -- and this song in particular -- has always resonated with me. What a killer rocker. Before They Make Me Run Written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards Recorded by the Rolling Stones (lead vocals: Keith Richards) From Some Girls, 1978 Here's Keith, rocking out and outliving us all
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@JohnRoberts (42306)
• Los Angeles, California
2 Aug 16
This is the first Stones song to make any of our lists. I never knew Richards ever sang lead.
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@FourWalls (10750)
• United States
2 Aug 16
He sang lead on "Little T&A" on Tattoo You, too.
@teamfreak16 (37062)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 Aug 16
Now I'm going to try to create a list just to get The Stones on it!
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@teamfreak16 (37062)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 Aug 16
And I've got one! Not the next series, though. But I came up with one.
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@teamfreak16 (37062)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 Aug 16
Keith, Ozzy, Iggy. How HAVE they done it? Because I had to dial back my partying a long time ago.
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