NOWHERE TO RUN

Original Martha And The Vandellas version


Nowhere to run to, baby, nowhere to hide
Got nowhere to run to, baby, nowhere to hide

It's not love I'm running from
It's the heartaches I know will come
'Cause I know you're no good for me
But you've become a part of me
Everywhere I go your face I see
Every step I take you take with me, yeah

Nowhere to run to, baby, nowhere to hide
Got nowhere to run to, baby, nowhere to hide

I know you're no good for me
But free of you I'll never be, no
Each night as I sleep into my heart you creep
I wake up feeling sorry I met you hoping soon that I'll forget you
When I look in the mirror to comb my hair
I see your face just a-smiling there

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide from you, baby
Got nowhere to run to, baby, nowhere to hide

I know you're no good for me
But you've become a part of me
How can I fight a lover that's sugar sweet
When it's so deep, so deep, deep inside of me
My love reaches so high I can't get over it
It's so wide I can't get around it, no

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide from you, baby
Just can't get away from you, baby, no matter how I try

I know you're no good for me
But free of you I'll never be

Nowhere to run to, baby, nowhere to hide
Got nowhere to run to, baby, nowhere to hide
Got nowhere to run
Got nowhere to run [fades out]


Intro

NOWHERE TO RUN is a song originally released by Martha And The Vandellas in 1965. See the below section for more details.

As far it's known, Bruce Springsteen has never covered NOWHERE TO RUN, but two lines from the song were sung by Patti Scialfa at the beginning of COVER ME in concerts in 1985 and 1988. See the officially released live 30 Sep 1985 version for an example.

Original Martha And The Vandellas version

NOWHERE TO RUN is a song written by Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, and Eddie Holland and originally released by Martha And The Vandellas on their 1965 album Dance Party. The song was released as single in February 1965.

Martha And The Vandellas -- Dance Party (album cover art, mono version)
Martha And The Vandellas -- Dance Party

LP - Gordy (G 915) - USA, 1965

Mono version.
Martha And The Vandellas -- Dance Party (album cover art, stereo version)
Martha And The Vandellas -- Dance Party

LP - Gordy (G 915) - USA, 1965

Stereo version.
Martha And The Vandellas -- "Nowhere To Run / Motoring" (single, front sleeve)
Martha And The Vandellas -- "Nowhere To Run / Motoring"

7-inch single - Gordy (GORDY 7039) - USA, 1965

The above lyrics are for the original Martha And The Vandellas version of NOWHERE TO RUN as released in 1965.

Live History

As far as it's known, Bruce Springsteen has never performed Martha And The Vandellas' NOWHERE TO RUN live in full.

Available Versions

List of available versions of NOWHERE TO RUN on this website:

NOWHERE TO RUN [Original Martha And The Vandellas version]

Page last updated: 05 Aug 2015