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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