Musical Interlude: Run To Him

Here’s the thing: One of my favourite music genres is – and has been for years and years – oldies. By that I mean music from the 1950s and 1960s, but you can count in 1970s as well, I suppose. I tend to think of 70s music as a separate category because it’s very different from the previous two decades, where I can’t really spot the difference. *cough* It depends; some music I definitely say is 60s rather than the generic “Oldies” category, but anyway.

One of the artists I would count into this genre is Bobby Vee, who has done a number of catchy songs, but this one I listened to as I was driving into work this morning, and I think the lyrics are quite touching. A man singing to his (former) girlfriend, saying that okay, if you’ve found someone else you prefer over me, go ahead and be with him [and I’ll just be a bit emo for a while but I’ll get over it]. The clincher is the passionate ending – if you DO want me, I’m here and I’m all yours … but if not, leave. Ahh! Gives me goosebumps every time!

Bobby Vee “Run To Him”
(Gerry Goffin and Jack Keller)

If you’ve found another guy
Who satisfies you more than I do
Run to him
I’ll step aside

If you think his lips can kiss you
Better than my lips can kiss you
Run to him
Forget my pride

If someone else’s arms can hold you
Better than my arms can hold you
Go to him and show to him
All your devo-o-tion

If somebody else can make you
Happier than I can make you
Run to him
My tears will dry

If someone else’s arms can hold you
Better than my arms can hold you
Go to him and show to him
All your devo-o-tion

If somebody else can make you
Happier than I can make you
Run to him
My tears will dry

If it’s me you want to love you
I’ll be more than glad to love you
Hold you ’til your life is done
But, darling
If I’m not the one
Then run to him

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