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Running Free - Run to the Hills

"Running Free - Run to the Hills" (1990 EP)

1. Running Free (live)
2. Sanctuary (live)
3. Murders In The Rue Morgue (live)
4. Run To The Hills (live)
5. Phantom Of The Opera (live)
6. Losfer Words (Big `Orra) (live)
7. Listen With Nicko! Part VII

1. Running Free (live)

Just sixteen a pickup truck
Out of money out of luck
Iíve got no place to call my own
Hit the gas and here I go

Iím Running Free yeh, Iím Running Free
Iím Running Free yeh, Iím Running Free

Spend the night in an L.A. jail
Listen to the sirens wail
But they ainít got a thing on me
Iím running wild Iím Running Free

Iím Running Free yeh, Iím Running Free
Iím Running Free yeh, Iím Running Free

Pulled her at the Bottle Top
Whiskey dancing disco hop
And all the boys are after me
And thatís the way itís gonna be.

Iím Running Free yeh, Iím Running Free
Iím Running Free yeh, Iím Running Free

2. Sanctuary (live)

Out of winter came a warhorse of steel
I've never killed a woman before
but I know how it feels
I know youíd have gone insane
if you saw what I saw
So now I've got to look for
Sanctuary from the law

I met up with a stranger last night
To keep me alive
He spends all his time on gambling and guns
to survive
I know youíd have gone insane if you saw what I saw
So now I've got to look for Sanctuary from the law

So give me Sanctuary from the law
And I'll be alright
Just give me Sanctuary from the law
And love me tonight........tonight

I know you'd have gone insane if you saw what I saw
so now I've got to look for Sanctuary from the law

So give me Sanctuary from the law
And I'll be alright
Just give me Sanctuary from the law
And love me tonight........tonight

I can laugh at the wind
I can howl at the rain
Down in the Canyon or out on the plain

I know you'd have gone insane if you saw what I saw
so now I've got to look for Sanctuary from the law

So give me Sanctuary from the law
And I'll be alright
Just give me Sanctuary from the law
And love me tonight........tonight

3. Murders In The Rue Morgue (live)

I remember it as plain as day,
Although it happened in the dark of night.
I was strolling through the streets of Paris,
It was cold, it was starting to rain.

And then I heard a piercing scream,
And I rushed to the scene of the crime.
But all I found was the butchered remains,
Of two girls laying side by side.

Murders in the Rue Morgue,
Someone call the gendarmes.
Murders in the Rue Morgue,
Vite before the killers go free.

There's some people coming down the street,
At last someone's heard my call.
I can't understand why they're pointing at me,
I never done nothing at all.

Well I must have got some blood on my hands,
Because everybody's shouting at me.
I can't speak French so I couldn't explain,
And like a fool, started running away.

Murders in the Rue Morgue,
Someone call the gendarmes.
Murder in the Rue Morgue,
Am I ever going to be free.

And now I've gotta get away from the arms of the law,
All of France is looking for me.
I've gotta find a way across the border for sure,
Down to the South of Italy.

Murders in the Rue Morgue,
Running from the gendarme.
Murders in the Rue Morgue,
I'm never going home.

Well I made it to the border at last
But I can't erase the scene from my mind,
Any time somebody stares at me,
Well I just start running blind.

Well I'm running through the shadows tonight
Away from the staring eyes.
Any day they'll be looking for me
'Cos I know I show the signs of...

Murders in the Rue Morgue,
Running from the gendarmes.
Murders in the Rue Morgue,
Running from the arms of the law.

Murders in the Rue Morgue,
Running from the gendarmes.
Murders in the Rue Morgue,
Am I ever gonna be free.

It took so long and I'm getting so tired,
I'm running out of places to hide.
Should I return to the scene of the crime
Where the two young victims died.

If I could go to somebody for help
To get me out of trouble for sure.
But I know that it's on my mind
That my doctor said I've done it before.

Murders in the Rue Morgue,
They're never gonna find me.
Murders in the Rue Morgue,
I'm never going home.

4. Run To The Hills (live)

White man came across the sea,
Brought us pain and misery.
Killed our tribes, killed our creed,
Took our game for his own need.

We fought him hard, we fought him well,
Out on the plains we gave him hell.
But many came, too much for Cree,
Oh will we ever be set free?

Riding through dustclouds and barren wastes,
Galloping hard on the plains.
Chasing the redskins back to their holes,
Fighting them at their own game.
Murder for freedom, a stab in the back.
Women and children and cowards attack.

Run to the hills, run for your lives.
Run to the hills, run for your lives.

Soldier blue in the barren wastes,
Hunting and killing for game.
Raping the women and wasting the men,
The only good Indians are tame.
Selling them whisky and taking their gold,
Enslaving the young and destroying the old.

Run to the hills, run for your lives.

5. Phantom Of The Opera (live)

Iíve been looking so long for you now,
You wonít get away from my grasp
Youíve been living so long in hiding,
Hiding behind that false mask.

You know and I know that you ainít got
that long to last,
Your looks and your feelings are just the
remains of your past.

Standing in the wings there,
you wait for the curtain to fall
Knowing the terror and holding
you have on us all.

I know that youíre going to scratch me
and maim me and maul
You know Iím helpless from your
mesmerising cat call.

Keep your distance,
walk away donít take his bait
Donít you stray, donít fade away.

Watch your step, heís out to get you
Come what may
Donít you stray, from the narrow way.

Iím running and hiding,
in my dreams youíre always there
Youíre the Phantom of the Opera,
youíre the devil youíre just out to scare.

You damaged my mind and my soul
it just floats through the air
You haunt me, you taunt me, you torture me
back at your lair.

6. Losfer Words (Big `Orra) (live)

7. Listen With Nicko! Part VII

...oh, hey! What! Dave, is that you? Yeah? What day is it? Saturday. Saturday? What do you mean, I've been
in here a week? I have? I don't remember.... I did number four or five the other week and I... you know, it
was the other week, wasn't it? It's too f.... I was in here for a couple of days then. Eh? What do you mean,
stop pissing in the corner? Well if you'd let me out of this f'king room I wouldn't have to piss in the corner,
would I? You're lucky I didn't take a laxitive or something like that! In fact I ain't had no nookie... I ain't had
no... none of the other, or anything like that for a week! ...(unintelligible)... Wot? I know, yeah allright, I
know Rod said "get it done, at any cost". Well there, that's going a bit too far, isn't it. Oh, oh no.... tape's
rolling! You... tosspot! Anyway! Well in that case, what'ho you lot out there! Hah! Jesus, you heard that
didn't ya? Eh? Well I'm sorry you had to hear all this business, he started running that tape.... I've just been
sitting in here on my own, being variously.... twiddling various parts of the body, thinking about what's
going on. And he's run that fricking tape!
Welcome to Nicko's Not Alot Of People Know That, Part 7! You lucky, indespically lucky, debauched!
Oooooh, you've got your hands on Running Free, Sanctuary,Murders in the Mooo Rooooga... oah, The Rue
Morgue, all live! Not only that but you've got a bumper package of serious songs.... live! Goodness!
Released the 23rd of September 1985, and they got to a chart position of number 19. Hmmm... Not alot of
people remember that. But, I do! Cause I played on them! Hah! Si! Now look, Murders in the Rue.... Oh by
the way, you've got on the other side of that lovely little package in your hands, you've got Run To The
Hills, Phantom Of The Opera, and Losfer Words, or in other words Big 'Orra! Ah! Now, however you want
to pronounce it, "BIG ORRA" or "big orra", you know, Losfer Words will do. That little lot was released
2nd of December 1985, and it's chart position was number 26. So stuff it again, where... you know where, or
whatever you like. Put it where you want, I don't care as long as you grease it first... very sore if you don't.
Now! The first two tracks, as we've said, Running Free and Sanctuary, were recorded at Long Beach. And I
was there, so was Dave, Adrian, Steve, and Bruce. Haha! Good job too, or else we'd have had a piece of
black vinyl! Mmmm. So. Now, these gigs we did were at Long Beach, and they were all sold out. Mmm
hmmm, the very first and only... well maybe not only, but we were the first and only band at that particular
point in time to sell out four nights in a row at the Long Beach arena in Los f'king Angeles. Somewhere
close anyway, a stone's throw down the road. Nevertheless! Powerslave tour! Hmmmm. By the way,
Running Free... the photograph on the front of this single was by a man none other than Ross Halfing. He
upstaged Derek Riggs for this one. Riggsy, hmmm, he didn't do any artwork cause Halfing did the
photograph. And that, so the only shot of the band, live shot on any one of the singles we've ever had and
ever probably will. So, not alot of people know that. Now you do, so! What a useless piece of trivia that is.
Nevertheless! Uhhh, yes, what was I saying? Uhh, Running Free, Sanctuary, Murders.... you lucky lot! As I
said, Run To The Hills, Phantom, and Losfer Words. Two songs right there, Murders and Losfer Words, you
will not have heard anywhere else, even on the Live After Death offering, because it is not recorded on the
vinyl, CD, or video. Now you are very lucky, double-bubble so, because you have got this stuff in your
hands. Uuuh! Yes. Talking of which, the fourth side of the Live After Death, Wrathchild, 22 Acacia Avenue,
Children Of The Damned, Die With Your Boots On, or whatever you like, and Phantom Of The Opera. All
on the extra fourth side, or... not on the extra fourth side, I mean you've got two frigging albums you
dummy, you've got two sides a piece, haven't you, you fool! I mean, it's not like your going to have five
sides to an album, is it? Silly billy... Anyway, fourth side... only recorded on the album. Mmmm Hmmm!
Good stuff!
Now, what can I say? You lot... you lot want to know a little story, something sort of about the time we were
making this Powerslave album. Or, we'd actually made the album, should I say, and we were rehearsing the
tour, you see, we were rehearsing for the tour in Miami. Well, a place called Fort Lauterdale, which is just a
stone's throw from this very sickly horribly smelling disgustingly debauched studio I'm sitting in, talking to
you from. Well, I was, because it's recorded so you know... I did this a couple of... whenever it was... moons
and eons ago before this. So, just up the road from Fort Lauterdale. There we are. We were rehearsing... or
there we were... we were rehearsing and all of a sudden, all of a sudden just like that, we get a phone call.
You see. Lauren, I mean, I'm sorry... Lorraine, sorry Lorr. Lorraine... 'Arry Harris, bomber Harris, Mrs.
Bomber Harris, was expecting 'Arry Harris'.... Mrs. Bomber Harris' first nipper. You see! So! She was... the
call of nature was coming and descending rather swiftly, so Steve and I... poor old codger, he didn't want to
fly all on his own... you know he doesn't like flying, I dunno if I told you about that, he hates it doesn't he?
So, having all the experience of the (unintelligible) behind me, I said to Steve, "well look here, why don't I
come back with you?" I mean, I like a couple of weeks in Jersey.
So Steve and I flew out of Miami to London Heathrow, and it was a Sunday... well, it was a Saturday when
we left Miami, it was a Sunday morning when we arrived. So, we got absolutely f'king smashed to
smithereens on the plane, right! Get's off the plane, staggers through customs, "Allright, excuse..." oh no, he
says, (east Indian accent) "could you please excuse me, would you come over here," this guy said to Steve
Harris, and he's going... he looked at me, he said "what did I f'king tell you?" He said, "I f'king tell you,
everytime I go through the f'king customs... I'm the straightest one out of the band, I don'f f'king smoke...I",
well he does drink, but uh, whatever. You know. (unintelligible)... all the fricking time, Murphy's Law, there
he is, custom's man.... "What, please... come over here please, where have you just come from?" 'Arry's
going, "Whoah look, f'king not that it's any of your business!" Well no, he didn't say that but, I mean he
shoulda done. And he would have probably got in... got out of there quicker! Anyway, he didn't. So the guy
said, "what do you have in this here bag?" And 'Arry said, "it's a f'king video, what do you think it is, what
does it look like?" "Where did you get this from?" He said, "Oh, I f'king don't know, I got it in the States
somewhere." "Do you have a f'king reciept?" 'Arry said, "I f'king don't!" "Oooh, goodness! I have you! You
are nicked, at that proverbially up the creek shit with the paddle now!" And I said, allright frigging what am
I gonna do now? So he's standing there, an hour and a half goes by! I'm... no, it wasn't quite an hour now, I
lie, I kid you not though, it was about one hour fifteen minutes, cause I timed him! You know, I dunno when
I started, I know I was pretty close. Because, as you know boys and girls, the liscensing laws in England
permit.... prevent you from having a liquid libation after two o'clock in the morning, I mean in the
afternoon... and the morning. But, we wanted to make it to the pub to have a pint of real bear, because we'd
been starved, we'd been eating them... drinking them poof drinks down in Nassau, which I told you all
about, remember? By the way, it was Nassau Bahamas and not Jersey where the Traveller's rest was, see!
So, there we were, standing at customs an hour fifteen minutes. I said... he comes out, he going "I f'king
don't believe this," he said, "did you see what that geezer was asking?" I said "well, no, I just saw your feet
underneath." I kept looking, I thought they'd run away with him, I was gonna call out the dog's and
everything. You know, get on the phone with the lawyer... 'Arry's been arrested or something. We could...
he was standing there hour and fifteen minutes.
So we gets in the limo, mind you we got to go to Gatwick to get a plane to Jersey. So we thought, we've got
enough time to stop off in the proverbial boozer. So we said, yeah, fair enough. So the limo guy's going "I
dunno if you're going to make this," it was like 1 o'clock when we left Heathrow. So I says, "Yes we will, if
you put your boot to that... down to the floor, we can get down to the pub." So we did, we got to the
Devonshire Arms, just on the (unintelligible) round-about, down there on the old A-4. So, we pops in there,
had a quick swift half... then it was a pint... then it was a pint and a half.... then it was two... they were all in
one pint glasses mind you. 'Arry's on the phone with the wife, "Got here allright," he says, ten past one. So
we, you know... twenty past two, hahaha, we got a four o'clock plane to catch at Glas... at uh Glasgow, uuhh
you wish... at Gatwick, see? Guy says, "I think you'd better leave if you're gonna make the plane." I says,
(drunken voice) "ok... can I take a beer with us, gov'nor?" This guy, Michael and his wife, I don't know,
they're not there anymore. So he says, "yeah look, take one of these flaggons... one of them little flaggons,
they've got four and a half pints of beer in it, you know, little plastic jobs, take... carry that." So we got in
this car, proceeded to go to Gatwick. Got on the plane to Jersey, gets on the plane and opens up this bottle,
don't we. The pair of us, sitting right at the back of this 727, or whatever it was, DC-9. There we are,
gargling back the old liquid nectar. Girl comes up and says "I'm sorry, you can't do that!" We said, "F'king
too bad! Watcha gonna do, throw us off?" She said, "I'll f'king have you arrested!" We said, "Go ahead!
We're having our drink anyway." We'd already finished half by this... we were 'faced!
Gets off at Jersey.... yes, you guessed it! God done over by customs, the pair of us, didn't we? So there we
are standing there, "Hello hello hello! What you been up to, you naughty boys?" "We just had a couple of
beers on the plane, gov'ner." "Yeah, well, that took you a little bit of time to get pissed, it's only an hour
flight..." "But we... we got on the plane in Miami!" Hah! "Ok," he says, "let's have a look in your bags." So,
we got turned over again. That night, we carried on drinking, a whole 24 or 48 hours worth of boozing. 'Arry
comes home... I left, I threw the towl in at 12 midnight, I couldn't handle it. We went to this place called
Loberts in Jersey, man we got 'faced there, I mean we was gone when we got there. So I've given... thrown
the towel in at 12 o'clock. Harris came back, must have been about half past two in the f'king morning, how
he done it I've no idea. Five thirty, "oh God, gotta have a word with the gov'ner on the big white telephone,
I'll be back in a minute." Two hours later, poor bloke he was green. I got up, I felt terrible, I says "Yeah,
what's the matter with you?" "What do you f'king think?" He said, "What do you think?" I said, "aah, you
ain't too well are ya?"
Three days later... three days later, this is the first week of July by the way folks. About three or four days
later... we must have got there around the 30th of June. Anyway, what a great ending, Steve got rid of his
hangover, he get's a phone call from the wife, "I'm having it! I'm having it!" "Ok, I'll be right there!" Oh, he
hops to the airport, gets on a plane, and uh, it was July the 6th actually, not alot of people know that, but
Lauren, his very first daughter... he's got three daughters now... uh uhh and uhh and uhh... she was born, I
don't know what time in the day, but he got there allright and he was at the birth. And of course he's not
looked back... looked back ever since. So, there you go... there's a little story from that period of time. I've
got to go... I've got to go, I really do mean this, I've... (farting noise)... Jeez, I'll see ya.


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