Running (SH)

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“Running” in our now-sequential playing and screening of “Sylvan Hour” is this inventive pairing of Allison Crowe’s music with scenes from a 1933 Fleischer Studios animated short starring Betty Boop, Bimbo the Dog and Koko the Clown - “Betty Boop’s Crazy Inventions”.

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“Sylvan Hour is truly a masterpiece” says pioneering culture blog Muruch. (www.muruch.com/2015/05/allisoncrowe-sylvanhour.html)

“Sylvan Hour” nears this Spring. It’s an album of Allison Crowe music simultaneously familiar and revelatory.

“Running” is one of 13 coming attractions in this traveling fair of song. Drawing us into the Big Top is “Betty Boop’s Crazy Inventions” – calliope and all.

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Running

Words & Music by Allison Crowe

Verse 1

Granted I've been a fool before
But I've never felt
So completely insane
I know I've been here before
But I never saw this
For what it really was and

Pre chorus:

I hope that I can get my point across
I hope that I don't lie dormant in the shadows now
I know that I am running as fast as I can
But I know that that's not very fast at all

Chorus:

I am trying so hard to be something
That I just end up being nothing at all
So watch me as I stumble now
Watch me smile as I hit the ground

Verse 2

Every time that I knew the truth
I would just pretend
That I wasn't hiding
I'd tell myself that it's alright
I know myself
I think that's all that matters and

Pre-Chorus:

I hope that I can get my point across
I hope that I don't lie dormant in the shadows now
I know that I am running as fast as I can
And I know that that's not very fast at all

Chorus:

I am trying so hard to be something
That I just end up being nothing at all
So watch me as I stumble now
Watch me smile as I hit the ground

Bridge:

I always expect this
I always see it coming
I love it when it's faltering
I love it when it's failing
I know that there is
Most likely something wrong with that
But it's a part of who I am

At least I think that it might be, anyway...

I'm trying so hard to be something
That I just end up being nothing at all
So watch me as I stumble now
Watch me smile as I hit the ground

I'm trying so hard to be something
That I just end up being nothing at all
So watch me as I stumble now
Watch me smile as I hit the ground...

As I hit the ground...

Watch me smile as I hit the ground

credits

from Sylvan Hour, released May 5, 2015

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