#SongLyricSunday ♫ “Running Up That Hill” – Placebo

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Daybreakers was one of the best vampire films ever made. If you’ve never seen it, you’re missing out. Imagine, the world is completely run by vampires going about their 9-5 jobs every night, just trying to survive, pay their bills and put food on the table, while their corrupt government is hiding the drastic blood shortage to avoid mass panic, and simultaneously covering up the rabid vampire epidemic steadily growing worse – plus sending military-op style hunting parties out to track down the few remaining humans on the planet that have managed to escape capture and are undoubtedly planning a revolution.

O_o I’ll let you draw your own conclusion on where the writer was going with all those parallels. In the meantime, don’t forget to stop by Jim’s blog, A Unique Title For Me, to join in the fun or check out all of the other song picks for today!

This week’s theme is: Hill / Mountain

Although, this is a cover, I’ve never heard the original by Kate Bush. The Daybreakers soundtrack turned this Placebo version into an instant success, but I’m not familiar with the band or any of their other songs. It’s never too late to start, I suppose. 😀 Enjoy!

It doesn’t hurt me
You want to feel how it feels
You want to know? Know that it doesn’t hurt me
You want to hear about the deal I’m making?

You…
(If I only could, be running up that hill)
You and me…
(If I only could, be running up that hill)

And if I only could
Make a deal with God
And get him to swap our places
Be running up that road
Be running up that hill
Be running up that building
If I only could, ooh

You don’t want to hurt me
But see how deep the bullet lies
Unaware that I’m tearing you asunder
And there’s a thunder in our hearts, baby
So much hate for the ones we love
Tell me we both matter, don’t we?

You…
(If I only could, be running up that hill)
You and me…
(If I only could, be running up that hill)
You and me won’t be unhappy

And if I only could
Make a deal with God
And get him to swap our places
Be running up that road
Be running up that hill
Be running up that building
If I only could, ooh…

C’mon, baby, c’mon darling
Let me steal this moment from you now
C’mon, angel, c’mon, c’mon, darling
Let’s exchange the experience, ooh

And if I only could
Make a deal with God
And get him to swap our places
Be running up that road
Be running up that hill
With no problems

And if I only could
Make a deal with God
And get him to swap our places
Be running up that road
Be running up that hill
With no problems

(If I only could, be running up that hill…)

♫♪♫♪

Songwriters: Kate Bush
Lyrics found on Google and adjusted by me to match this cover
Running up That Hill lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

I do not own any rights to this song, the lyrics or the video. All rights remain with the artists and their respective agents. No copyright infringement intended.

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15 responses to “#SongLyricSunday ♫ “Running Up That Hill” – Placebo”

  1. This is a new one for me, but I really liked it.

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  2. One of the best vampire movies ever IMO. We have a copy, but this never registered! Great choice!

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    1. Thanks, I completely agree! It was so original compared to other vampire movies.

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  3. Loved the Kate Bush version and love this one too – great choice 😊 x

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  4. This is a new to me tune. Great tune!

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    1. Thanks, glad you liked it! 🙂

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  5. Yes, that is a very good vampire movie with an all-star cast. Who can beat Ethan Hawke, Willem Defoe, and Sam Neill. And yes, it has a strong message to boot. Good song too 🙂

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  6. ooh cool song, and now I want to watch the movie! 🙂

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    1. It’s a really good movie! Thanks! 🙂

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  7. Never saw the movie but I liked the Kate Bush version of this. Not familiar with Daybreakers but it’s a nice cover.

    Thanks for the share, AC! 😊

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    1. 😲 Whaaa? It’s quite original compared to all the other vamp movies, I think you’d like it. I’m genuinely surprised you’re not familiar with it already. Where’s Drew? He’s seriously slacking here! LMAO 😂

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