Oh, Blues Traveler, this song was SOOOOO ubiquitous when it was a thing, to the point where I’ll admit, I may have gotten a little tired of it. But damn, Blues Traveler, this song holds up hella good after all these years. I was all ready to be all cynical and derisive, but as you guessed it, I finally paid some attention to the lyrics, and I re-watched the video because it was on MTV ALLL the time, and I’ve found a new appreciation for y’all. I would have never guessed that this was all about unrequited love, and while I appreciated the “Wizard of Oz” nature of the video, I think I appreciate even more the conceit of a more marketable-looking band lip-syncing to your superior stylings. I think I bought the CD this was on back in the day, but I don’t know if I ever actually listened to it. Methinks I might need to revisit it, my friends.
Radio 82, side A, track 8: “Run-Around” by Blues Traveler