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run, joey, run: now you have can suffer, too!

In my post about the horrible songs that get stuck in your head, I referred to the 70's gack-fest, Run Joey Run.

Because I want you to suffer through this song like I have, I've uploaded a copy of the song, courtesy of a very generous and nice DJ (whose email I seem to have lost), for you to listen to.

Run, Joey, Run!

Lyrics are here:

Run Joey Run
David Geddes

Daddy please don't, it wasn't his fault, he means so much to me
Daddy please don't, we're gonna get married...just you wait and see.

She called me up, late last night, she said Joe, don't come over
My dad and I just had a fight, and he stormed out the door
I've never seen him act his this way, my God, hes going crazy
He says he's gonna make you pay, for what we've done, he's got a gun, so

Run Joey Run Joey Run
Daddy please don't, it wasn't his fault, he means so much to me
Daddy please don't, we're gonna get married...just you wait and see.

I got in my car and I drove like mad, till I reached Julie's place
She ran to me, with tears in her eyes, and bruises on her face
All at once, I saw him there, sneaking up behind me, WATCH OUT!
Then Julie yelled, he's got a gun, and she stepped in front of me
Suddenly, a shot rang out, and I saw Julie falling
I ran to her, I held her close, when I looked down, my hands were red,
and heres the last words Julie said...

Daddy please don't, it wasn't his fault, he means so much to me
Daddy please don't, we're gonna get married.....aaahhh..ahhhh

Run Joey run Joey run Joey run Joey run Joey run

I apologize in advance for any nightmares that may result from listening to this song.


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You are, without question, the most foul beast that ever trod the earth.

OMG!!! My wife & I are laughing our asses off here. That song is a long-time running gag between her and her best friend (They used to act it all out and everything whenb they were kids.).

I had to track that song down on CD for them a few years back. ROFLMAO!!!!!

It still pales compared to Come On, Eileen.

"Poor old Johnny Ray!"

Damnit Michelle....

I could not find a copy of this piece of crap song on limewire tonight. (But I gotta have it) Don't tell anyone cuz I really listen to Zep and Aerosmith and Debbie Boone.

Please email me a copy or a link.

BTW, You and your blog rocks!! I need to try those Chocolate Martinis sometime...

oh good lord, Michele. I think I'll call you and sing Feliz Navidad till your teeth hurt.
What's your number again?

I'm sailing away
Set an open course for the virgin sea...
Come sail away!

I've done everything for you...you've done nothing for me!

The night Chicago died!

We made love in my Chevy Van and that's alright with me...

She ran calling Wild....Fire!

Having my baby...what a lovely way...

Delta Dawn...what's that flower you have on.


I have never heard "Run Joey Run" untill now and I'm in my fourties. I now know I should have counted my self lucky and avoided that link. My world is now a darker place, You are truely foul and evil.

Feliz Navidad ad naseum

Well the lack of druming perfectoin and cheese in the story told in fairy tale like fashion opened my eyes to the lack of quality old stuff floating around in time ad to be honest, i'll probably end up writing/drumming love songs in rock frorm any way so keep pace an ddo good.

ACK!!! You're just paying me back for reminding you of the Xmas Song Whose Name Cannot Be Said.

Bah. A real help would've also included the stuff that "bled through" from the other two tracks on the 8-track.

If you don't know what I'm talking about, sit down and shut up. I'll be in the corner waving my walker at you.

you aree missing the first set of lyrics to the first verse
they are as follows
"every night the same bad dream
I hate to close my eyes
I can't erase the memory
the sound of Julie's cries."

another good one is Cher's "Dark Lady"

I have been looking for this song for many years. My sister headr it once on the radio and remembered every word by heart. I Loved hearing her sing. No I would like to hear the person who sang it,sing it again.

I have to disagree. This is one of the greatest if not THE greatest song ever recorded in the history of the earth.

By the way...THANKS Michelle, I downloaded it and will be playing it over and over all day :)

I have been searching for this song for 20+ years. Thanks! I can now let the melody that plays in my head take a rest!!! It is over. The quest has been completed.

I just downloaded the whole song....that teenage girl is the daughter of Paul Vance who (with one Jack Perricone, credited as "Perry Cone") cowrotew and coporduuced that piece of art..and who cowrote many other songs with writer-producer Lee Pockriss.

Soemthing I appreciate more that I'm older...

.WHo the heck is Michelle--the webkeeper here?Just in case how do you know who she is?

Never mind I just found out you run this site.gcarras@aol.com

Michelle, I enjoy the song much better,esp.since it is never played on radio anymore.

Thanks! I think it's great! I just heard it a few days ago for the first time and I loved it. It gives me goosebumps.
Finally a couple that actually defends their love from the parent that says No.

This has got to be one of the best "Love it or Hate it" songs ever! I happen to love it and it should be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame enshrined in the One Hit Wonder section!!

I have a ?. How old is Julie supposed to be? She seems really young. I'm 12 and my friends and I were going somewhere and we hear it listening to my friend's dad's tape in his car. One of my friends is really 'sensitive' to stuff like that and we told him the true meaning of the song he FREAKED and then said he hated the song. I don't know how he missed it!

i've been looking for this song for at least 6 years. my mother used to play her old 45s once in awhile and i kept them up in my room after i heard this one, along with Leavin on a Jet Plane and others. so dont be critizing this song, its meaningful and i love it.