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    Re: track & field songs

    How about the song "Run" from Collective Soul?

    Are these times contagious
    I've never been this bored before
    Is this the prize I've waited for
    Now as the hours passing
    There's nothing left here to insure
    I long to find a messenger

    Have I got a long way to run
    Yeah, I run

    Is there a cure among us
    From this processed sanity
    I weaken with each voice that sings
    In this world of purchase
    I'm going to buy back memories
    To awaken some old qualities

    Have I got a long way to run
    Yeah, I run

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    A favorite college pre-race psych-up was Pink Floyd's "Run Like Hell". It captures the feeling well.

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    Anyone got the words to the Dianabol Blues from the movie "Personal Best"

    Here's a song for the skinnys

    Iron Maiden
    The Loneliness of The Long Distance Runner Lyrics:The tough of the track
    With the wind
    And the rain that’s beating down on your back
    Your heart’s beating loud
    And goes on getting louder
    And goes on even more ’til the
    Sound is ringing in your head
    With ebery step you tread
    And every breath you take
    Determination
    Makes you run never stop
    Got to win got to run ’til you drop
    Keep the pace hold the race
    Your mind is getting clearer
    You’re over half way there
    But the miles they never seem to end
    As if you’re in a dream
    Not getting anywhere
    It seems so futile

    Run on and on
    Run on and on
    The lonliness of the long distance runner

    I’ve got to keep running the course
    I’ve got to keep running and win at all costs
    I’ve got to keep going be strong
    Must be so determined and push myself on

    Run over stiles across fields
    Turn to look at who’s on your heels
    Way ahead of the field
    The line is getting nearer but do
    You want the glory that goes
    You reach the final stretch
    Ideals sre just a trace
    You feel like throwing the race
    It’s all so futile

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  • trackstar
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    And of course, "Baby Got Back" mentions Flo-Jo by name.

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  • Jon
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    Some songs where specific athletes are mentioned:

    "Oh yeah" by Foxy Brown:
    "When Fox come through she have a gun in the place
    I'm like Marion Jones, what, who the f*ck wan' race?"



    "Shine" by Aswad:
    "Linford Christle, say nobody alive can catch me
    Moving like lightning with enough energy
    Shine, shine your light, yes we're badder than bad
    Shine, shine your light, yes we're badder than bad
    Him a floating like a butterfly, the hurdling man
    Yes, me a chat about Colin Jackson "



    "100 Miles and Running" by Dr Dre:
    "Archin' my back and on a straight rough. Just like Carl Lewis I’m ballin' the fuck out"


    "Funky Child" by Lords of the Underground:
    "I hurdle over rappers just like Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Watch me flip the script,"



    "Get off the Corner" by Lil' Wayne:
    "One time they say what you mean, I gets the green
    Break up the block like Maurice Green, ya feel me?"



    "Thievz Theme" by Pace Won
    "with funds I'ma stick 'em and run like Jackie Joyner-Kersee,"



    "And in This Corner" by Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince:
    "I'm def cause I just transformed it like jeff does Fast like flo jo"

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  • dl
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    Track Star sucks (and no I didn't see them just because of their name).

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  • MDC
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    And the opening verse from Jethro Tull's Budapest always created a wonderful vision for me.

    Budapest

    I think she was a middle-distance runner...
    (the translation wasn't clear).
    Could be a budding stately hero.
    International competition in a year.
    She was a good enough reason for a party...
    (well, you couldn't keep up on a hard track mile)
    while she ran a perfect circle.
    And she wore a perfect smile
    in Budapest... hot night in Budapest.

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  • MDC
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    THE RUNNER

    John Stewart


    When your wings no longer catch the wind
    Your wheels are throwing sparks from concrete on the rims
    And when you've run so long and you run so hard
    Feeling every stone beneath your feet
    As they repeat that when you run, you run alone

    And when your dreams are all just flashbacks
    And you're crying beneath the wise cracks
    I've been here before and there is no more
    And when you've run so hard and you're worn so thin
    You find that losing's just another way to win

    Then it's time for you to begin
    To be wings, to be wheels
    And to know how it feels
    To be you on your own
    'Cause when you run
    Oh, when you run
    You run alone

    And you know you love the game
    Like the river loves the rain
    A sidewinder loves the plain
    So you can't complain
    No one hears and no one cares
    That the road you're going
    Doesn't get you anywhere
    You're the one who put it there

    So why not go and chase the sun
    That's one race that just can't be won
    But at least you have begun
    To be wings, to be wheels
    And to know how it feels
    To be you on your own
    'Cause when you run
    Oh, when you run
    You run alone


    © John Stewart, All Rights Reserved

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  • trackstar
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    Oh, and how could I forget: There is a San Francisco rock band named Track Star!

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  • trackstar
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    >Percy Ceruttys book has a few songs printed in
    >the back that his 'boys' used to sing while they
    >were training.
    Things like..

    "I'm runnin to
    >Can't see El G, breaking
    >into song, maybe he does.

    Why not? He broke into air guitar after winning in Paris.

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  • michael lewis
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    I'm Gonna Run to You - Whitney Houston to second leg runner.

    Pretender - Madonna, on masking agents.

    This I Promise You - 'N Sync to the press on what was in their Wheaties.

    Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler on Flojo's 10.49

    No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems, Kenny Chesney honours legendary marathoner Bikila

    Here Without You, 3 Doors Down on the US 4x100 sans Kelli White

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  • Randy Treadway
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    I found this on a web site for mis-heard lyrics:

    Red Hot Chili Peppers', "Give It Away"

    Misheard Lyrics:
    Greedy little people,
    let me see your discus

    Correct Lyrics:
    Greedy little people
    in the sea of distress

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  • Jon
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    Some Pole vault songs:

    "Elevation" by U2

    "Lawyer Fees" by LBA:
    "...You gettin' stabbed in the melon with a pole from a tent/
    I'll pole vault over your head and hit you when you can't look..."

    "Consumption" by Swollen Members:
    "...I can pole vault with a lightning bolt over the wall of china..."

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  • Jon
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    >I remember a couple years back in the UK, 400m
    >athlete (and notorious poser) Iwan Thomas
    >released a version of "Keep on Running"
    >(originally by Spencer Davis). Needless to say,
    >it peaked at around number 1,376 in the charts.
    >His excuse was "it was for charity".... he must
    >have raised all of £27.50!

    I would say that he
    >should stick to running, but he hasn't been doing
    >much better with that either!



    I also forgot to add that he can't sing for Peanuts!!

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  • Jon
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    I remember a couple years back in the UK, 400m athlete (and notorious poser) Iwan Thomas released a version of "Keep on Running" (originally by Spencer Davis). Needless to say, it peaked at around number 1,376 in the charts. His excuse was "it was for charity".... he must have raised all of £27.50!

    I would say that he should stick to running, but he hasn't been doing much better with that either!

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