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Can’t Run But « See All Songs

Lyrics:

I can’t run but
I can walk much faster than this
Can’t run but
I can’t run but
I can walk much faster than this
Can’t run but

A cooling system
Burns out the Ukraine
Trees and umbrellas
Protect us from the new rain
Armies of engineers
To analyze the soil
The food we contemplate
The water that we boil

I can’t run but
I can walk much faster than this
Can’t run but
I can’t run but
I can walk much faster than this
Can’t run but
Oo-wee Oo-wee

I had a dream about us
In the bottles and the bones of the night
I felt a pain in my shoulder blade
Like a pencil point? A love bite?
A couple was rubbing against us
Rubbing and doing that new dance
The man was wearing a jacket and jeans
The woman was laughing in advance

I can’t run but
I can walk much faster than this
Can’t run but
I can’t run but
I can walk much faster than this
Can’t run but

A winding river
Gets wound around a heart.
Pull it tighter and tighter
Until the muddy waters part
Down by the riverbank
A blues band arrives
The music suffers, baby
The music business thrives

I can’t run but
I can walk much faster than this
Cannot run but
I can’t run but
I can walk much faster than this
Cannot run but
Oo-wee Oo-wee

© 1990 Words and Music by Paul Simon