I could never get bored of that riff. One of the finest song’s ever sung.
Roadrunner, roadrunner Going faster miles an hour Gonna drive to the Stop ‘n’ Shop With the radio on at night And me in love with modern moonlight Me in love with modern rock & roll Modern girls and modern rock & roll Don’t feel so alone, got the radio on Like the roadrunner…
As a teenager Richman saw The Velvet Underground perform many times, and the format of “Roadrunner” is derived directly from the Velvets’ song “Sister Ray”. “Roadrunner” mainly uses two chords (D and A, and only two bars of E) rather than “Sister Ray”’s three, but they share the same persistent throbbing rhythm, and lyrics which in performance were largely improvised around its central theme.
Richman wrote the song in 1970, when he was aged 19.
Johnny Rotten has said that he hates all music, except for Roadrunner. Sometimes, nothing else will do.
1) Never work a job where the bosses don’t respect you. Never be afraid to say fuck it and quit your job, even if the economy is shitty like ours. A fuckface boss will ruin your life and make you bitter.
2) Set your expectations high but be ready to work. Be ready to fight like a wild animal.
Just go and read this. Lovely sentiments. Be free.