When I was Ally’s age, I loved this song. I remember mailing (haha) a letter to my first boyfriend and mentioning this song when I broke up with him over the summer before 7th grade started. I don’t really remember a whole lot about him other than he was a bit shy and had a younger brother that was really outgoing.

We didn’t even sit next to one another during lunch at school. I had friends that were boys that I talked to on the phone and I don’t remember ever even talking to him even once on the phone. I think we mostly just passed notes to one another. I don’t remember even holding his hand. But I have a very clear memory of what he looked like and I know I really did like him. But his best friend and I were closer friends through the years.

I never really gave him much thought after that summer. It was as if he never existed, but of course, I remember him because he was my first boyfriend. Not my first crush, not my first kiss, but forever my first boyfriend. And this song will always remind me of him.

The funny thing is this song has absolutely nothing to do with anything he did. And I don’t even remember having any reason for breaking up with him. I just loved the song and I guess it seemed like a good breakup song to me at the time. The funny thing is that I loved the song Keep on loving you, too. But that’s not part of this story. haha

I had Ally listen to Take It on the Run because I wondered if the song held up to the test of time. And wow, she likes it too.

What is one of your memorable break-up songs?


And for those that love lyrics:

Heard it from a friend who
Heard it from a friend who
Heard it from another you been messin’ around
They say you got a boy friend
You’re out late every weekend
They’re talkin’ about you and it’s bringin’ me down
But I know the neighborhood
And talk is cheap when the story is good
And the tales grow taller on down the line
But I’m telling you, babe
That I don’t think it’s true, babe
And even if it is keep this in mind

You take it on the run baby
If that’s the way you want it baby
Then I don’t want you around
I don’t believe it
Not for a minute
You’re under the gun so you take it on the run

You’re thinking up your white lies
You’re putting on your bedroom eyes
You say you’re coming home but you won’t say when
But I can feel it coming
If you leave tonight keep running
And you need never look back again

Heard it from a friend who
Heard it from a friend who
Heard it from another you been messin’ around