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Merle Haggard Performs "Running Kind" And "The Fugitive" Live In 1980 (VIDEO)

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"The Fugitive", which was later titled "The Lonesome Fugitive" was recorded by the great Merle Haggard and written by Liz and Casey Anderson. It was the first single released in 1966 off Haggard's I'm A Lonesome Fugitive album. It was Haggard's first song to hit the #1 spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.

This song drew inspiration from Haggard's time in prison. It tells the story of a man living life on the run from the authorities after he escapes prison. There's no way he can settle down because of his predicament, so he's resigned to a lonely life running from the law.

Check out the Hag's performance from 1980. It's fantastic and a must-see!

LYRICS BELOW

Down every road there's always one more city
I'm on the run the highway is my home

I raised a lot a cane back in my younger days
While mama used to pray my crops would fail
Now I'm a hunted fugitive with just two ways
Outrun the law or spend my life in jail 

I'd like to settle down but they wont let me
A fugitive must be a rolling stone
Down every road there's always one more city
I'm on the run the highway is my home

I'm lonely but I cant afford the luxury
Of having one I love to come along
She'd only slow me down and they'd catch up with me
For he who travel fastest goes alone

I'd like to settle down but they wont let me
A fugitive must be a rolling stone
Down every road there's always one more city
I'm on the run the highway is my home

I'm on the run the highway is my home

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