Run Back Jack

by Red Falcon / White Lightning

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When Robert sent me the demo for what eventually became "Run Back Jack" I was so excited at what I heard. Great abstract lyricism, and such a positive vibe. When we play live, this song feels like home everytime.

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Run Back Jack - Red Falcon / White Lightning

You better run back Jack, you better pick up the slack or be hangin' by it/
'Cause it's you and no one else, it's just you against yourself/
And it may be great, but don't you be late for dinner/
'Cause the table has been set, but it's soon about to turn/
So you headed down south for a couple of months to forget about it/
But your name is still the same, there's no startin' out again/
Well, the pawn and the king and the rook and the queen make it interesting/
But when the game is through, they all sleep in the same room

Took a ride on a train, just to get away/
Met my conscience and he asked me what had changed?/
I said, " Nothing man, I'm just tired of everything..."/
He said, "Before you lay all that you love upon the track…"
"You better Run Back Jack."

Jack says, "No friend of mine's gonna have a closed mind or be hypocritical"/
"Because what gives you the right? To put this price on life?"/
Now the view from the moon it cannot compare to what you're gonna find/
If you open up your mind, and see things from the other side/
Well, have you ever looked around in a lost and found and saw a picture of yourself?/
Turns out it's just a mirror, and your soul does not appear/
You see the face of a time and a place that you think is hopeless to return/
But my friend there's always time, if you play your cards just right/

Took a ride on a train, just to get away/
Met my conscience and he asked me what had changed?/
I said, " Nothing man, I'm just tired of everything..."/
He said, "Before you lay all that you love upon the track…"
"You better Run Back Jack."

When Jack comes back, years after the fact, he sees everything has changed/
The fields where he had worked, well they've all gone up in flames/
And, "I hate to say I told you so," is all that he could say

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released August 3, 2012
Written by Robert Eckert and Jeff D. Elliott

Recorded By - Jeff D. Elliott @ The Kitty Palace, Ryan Tuer @ Swamp Studios(Drums) & Rondo Roman @ The Audio Recording Academy(Vocals)

Produced & Mixed By Jeff D. Elliott

Robert Eckert -Bass, Vocals
Jeff D. Elliott - Vocals, Drums, Guitars, Banjitar, Kazoo,

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Red Falcon / White Lightning Toronto, Ontario

RF/WL. Robert Eckert and Jeff D. Elliott released their debut double album ROOTSY! ROCKY!! POWER! POPPY!! in April 2013 and now have followed up with an EP that continues their ambitious songwriting trajectory while elevating it to new heights. With new contributing bandmates Nelson Sobral, Kevin Jagger, Hugh Wilson and guest keyboardist Peter Gorman, RF/WL is proud to present INSTANT CLASSICS. ... more

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