Can't Run But

ŠPaul Simon, released on The Rhythm of the Saints, 1990

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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

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A cooling system

Burns out in 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

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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-we Oo-we

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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 river bank

A blues band arrives

The music suffers

The music business thrives

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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-we Oo-we

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