Martha And The Vandellas - Nowhere to Run

First performance: 30/09/1985


Coverinfo

The song was used as a snippet:
 
Intro for 'Cover Me' : was used throughout the BITUSA and TOL Tours

 
As far it's known, Bruce has never covered the song at full, but two lines from the song were sung by Patti Scialfa at the beginning of Cover me in concerts in 1985 and 1988. An official version was released on 30 Sep 1985. 

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

Songinfo

"Nowhere to Run" is a 1965 pop single by Martha and the Vandellas for the Gordy (Motown) label and is one of the group's signature songs. The song, written and produced by Motown's main production team of Holland–Dozier–Holland, depicts the story of a woman trapped in a bad relationship with a man she cannot help but love. Holland-Dozier-Holland and the Funk Brothers band gave the song a large, hard-driving instrumentation sound similar to the sound of prior "Dancing in the Street" with snow chains used as percussion alongside the tambourine and drums.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

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]