#02852
Hit The Ground And Run (Great Big Sea) videos
#1323: YouTube video by LostRadioMan
©2010 ~ Used with permission ~

Oh, there's a wedding in the chapel,
And the bride is oh so happy,
And Daddy's got a shotgun in his hand;
Oh, the groom is sweatin' bullets,
As the priest steps to the pulpit,
He's about to make this boy into a man.

Sweet Jesus in the garden,
Can you grant this boy a pardon,
For it's true he really don't know what he's done;
You better lock the church door tight,
'Cause at the slightest crack of light,
That boy is gonna hit the ground and run;
He's gonna run, he's gonna fly,
He's out the door and down the street;
And he won't say goodbye
To diapers and diatribes of a daddy on the run;
That boy is gonna hit the ground and run.

Was it the rubbin' or the tuggin',
Put a bun in Nancy's oven?
She's prayin' she's not startin' to show;
Oh, but the wedding's set for April,
And she's known since November,
She ain't got hell's chance in a ball of snow.

Sweet Jesus in the garden,
Can you grant this boy a pardon,
For it's true he really don't know what he's done;
You better lock the church door tight,
'Cause at the slightest crack of light,
That boy is gonna hit the ground and run;
He's gonna run, he's gonna fly,
He's out the door and down the street,
And he won't say goodbye,
To diapers and diatribes of her daddy on the rum,
That boy is gonna hit the ground and run.

What in the Lord's name was he thinkin'?
He can't blame this all on drinkin',
He can count the family teeth upon one hand;
By midnight he was muddled,
And her gene pool is a puddle,
Now he might be the daddy of his old man!

Sweet Jesus in the garden,
Can you grant this boy a pardon,
For it's true he really don't know what he's done;
You better lock the church door tight,
'Cause at the slightest crack of light,
That boy is gonna hit the ground and run;
He's gonna run, he's gonna fly,
He's out the door and down the street,
And he won't say goodbye,
To diapers and diatribes of her daddy on the rum,
That boy is gonna hit the ground and run.

He's gonna run, he's gonna fly,
He's out the door and down the street,
And he won't say goodbye,
To diapers and diatribes of her daddy on the rum,
That boy is gonna hit the ground and run,
That boy is gonna hit the ground and run...
That boy is gonna hit the ground and run.

####.... Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea and Russell Crowe ....####
Recorded by Great Big Sea of St John's, NL (Safe Upon The Shore, trk#7, 2010, Warner Music Canada, Scarborough, Ontario).

See more songs by Great Big Sea.

The video below features a solo performance by Alan Doyle to introduce this new song at the Boulder Theatre in Boulder, Colorado, March 12-13, 2010.

#1322: YouTube video by BetweenTheRock
©2010 ~ Used with permission ~


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