Category Archives: As seen on MTV

Radio 82, side A, track 8: “Run-Around” by Blues Traveler

Blues Traveler - Run-AroundOh, 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.

lyrics to “Run-Around”

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