Who Sang Runaway Boy? James Taylor

James Taylor Never Die Young cover art
Credits
release date: 1988
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Pop Rock/Soft Rock
length: 4:20
producer: Don Grolnick
mixer: James A. Farber
recording engineer: James A. Farber
violin: Mark O’Connor
synthesizer: Bill Payne
assistant engineer: Don Rodenbach
Fetch down the fiddle, rosin up the bow
Don’t play me nothing on the radio
Don’t make me remember the alamo
I’m feeling like a little bit of cotton eyed joe

No ragin’ cajun crawfish stew
Fat batter come a lou mamma lou
Boy howdy and howdy damn do
Something like fine setting eyes on you

Let me come down, I won’t never go back up again
Oh, hold me down
Let me come home, I won’t never go away no more
Oh let me come down

In a younger day back in tennessee
The muddy mississippi used to call to me
Float on a river and set yourself free
Run from the farm and the family tree
Run from the runaway boy

So I’ve been all the places that I ever want to be
I’ve seen all the people that I ever want to see
I’m sick and tired of being lonely and free
I’m ready today for what’s waiting on me

I’m gonna give up believing I was born to run
And stop acting like a man that gets shot from a gun
I’m putting down roots, I want to soak up sun
And stay right here until my days are done

Let me back down, I will never go up again
Hold me down, tie me on down
Let me go home, I will never go away no more
Oh let me come home
Oh let me go down



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Never Die Young
  • 2 T-Bone
  • 3 Baby Boom Baby
  • 4 Runaway Boy
  • 5 Valentine's Day
  • 6 Sun on the Moon
  • 7 Sweet Potato Pie
  • 8 Home by Another Way
  • 9 Letter in the Mail
  • 10 First of May

  • Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 07464408511
    script: Latin