Running on Empty Lyrics

Jackson Browne


publisher: ©OBO APRA/AMCOS
album: Track 6 in album Running on Empty
release date: 1977
popularity : 17 users have visited this page.
length: 4:57
assistant engineer: Dennis Kirk
piano: Craig Doerge
drums: Russ Kunkel
guitar: Danny Kortchmar, Jackson Browne
bass guitar: Leland Sklar
slide guitar: David Lindley
mix: Greg Ladanyi
producer: Jackson Browne
recording: Greg Ladanyi
background vocals: Doug Haywood, Rosemary Butler
lead vocals: Jackson Browne
composer: Jackson Browne
lyricist: Jackson Browne

Cover Art


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Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels
Looking back at the years gone by like so many summer fields
In sixty-five I was seventeen and running up one-on-one
I don't know where I'm running now, I'm just running on

Running on, running on empty
Running on, running blind
Running on, running into the sun
But I'm running behind

Gotta do what you can just to keep your love alive
Trying not to confuse it with what you do to survive
In sixty-nine I was twenty-one and I called the road my own
I don't know when that road turned, into the road I'm on

Running on, running on empty
Running on, running blind
Running on, running into the sun
But I'm running behind

Everyone I know, everywhere I go
People need some reason to believe
I don't know about anyone but me
If it takes all night, that'll be all right
If I can get you to smile before I leave

Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels
I don't know how to tell you all just how crazy this life feels
Look around for the friends that I used to turn to to pull me through
Looking into their eyes I see them running too

Running on, running on empty
Running on, running blind
Running on, running into the sun
But I'm running behind

Honey you really tempt me
You know the way you look so kind
I'd love to stick around but I'm running behind
You know I don't even know what I'm hoping to find
Running into the sun but I'm running behind

Track Listing

  • 1 Running on Empty
  • 2 The Road
  • 3 Rosie
  • 4 You Love the Thunder
  • 5 Cocaine
  • 6 Shaky Town
  • 7 Love Needs a Heart
  • 8 Nothing but Time
  • 9 The Load-Out
  • 10 Stay