Cooper River Bridge Run
[Written and performed for the 20th running of the race, April 1997]
Well I wake up in the morning and I stumble out of bed
Trouble at the office still spinning in my head
But I know it's getting better now before the rising sun
Cause I'm starting to get ready for the ~ Bridge Run.
..........that's the Bridge Run - Cooper River Bridge Run.
I stumble to the kitchen, drink a quart of water down
The body is rebellin' and I think I'm gonna drown
But I'll drink everything I can find in the fridge
Cause it's not "no sweat" gettin' ready for the Bridge.
.......... that's the Bridge Run - Cooper River Bridge Run.
Well, Peachtree, Reedy River, Wun Wabbit Wun
Meet a lot of nice people- have a whole lot of fun
They route you down a city street and high up on a ridge
But none of them can take you 'cross the Cooper River Bridge!
.......... but the Bridge Run - Cooper River Bridge Run.
At the starting line the lady with the diamonds and the pearls
The crusty old geezer and the spunky little girl
Age and color, social status - they don't matter, not a smidge
'Cause they all look the same to the Cooper River Bridge
.......... at the Bridge Run - Cooper River Bridge Run.
Hear the left foot, left foot - little tipping sound
Keepin' up the rhythm as I'm slipping o'er the ground
Forget about the easy run - find the highest hill
'Cause if I can't find my second wind the First Span will
.......... on the Bridge Run - Cooper River Bridge Run.
I'm keepin' up the rhythm as the left foot hits the ground
Stride is getting longer and the pain is stayin' down
My mind is on the over-pass and turning onto King
And I'd never make it over if my feet didn't sing
.......... about the Bridge Run - Cooper River Bridge Run.
Well, King Street, King Street -- straight and level run
You'd think it would be easy after what we've just done
Turning onto Market Street and heading down to Meeting
And all around I hear the sound of runners feet singing
.......... 'bout the Bridge Run - Cooper River Bridge Run.
With cheers of encouragement fillin' up the air
I'm looking at the Finish Line at Marion Square.
No need to save a bit of strength - no, not right here
'Cause whatever that old clock records will last all year
.......... till the Bridge Run - Cooper River Bridge Run.
At Marion we mingle - ten thousand next of kin
"I may have never met you but I know where you've been.
Brother, Sister you're a Runner! And I know what you've done-
You've made it to the Finish of the Cooper River Run,
.......... that's the Bridge Run - Cooper River Bridge Run."
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