What Does it Feel like When you’re Running?

I’m a smidge obsessed with the musical Billy Elliot and the other day I had a song from it stuck in my head. It’s called Electricity and it’s by none other than Sir Elton.
In the musical the song is sung as an answer to the question: “What does it feel like when You’re dancing Billy?” As I was loudly and tunelessly singing it to myself I realised Billy’s nailed it. This is exactly what I feel like when I’m running. What do you think?

What does it feel like when you’re running?

I can’t really explain it
I haven’t got the words
It’s a feeling that you can’t control
I suppose its like forgetting,
Losing who you are,
And at the same time,
Something makes you whole,
Its like that there’s a music,
Playing in your ear,
And I’m listening, and I’m listening
And then I disappear

And then I feel a change
Like a fire deep inside
Something bursting me wide open
Impossible to hide

And suddenly I’m flying
Flying like a bird
Like electricity
Electricity
Sparks inside of me
And I’m free, I’m free

It’s a bit like being angry,
It’s a bit like being scared,
Confused and all mixed up,
And mad as hell,
It’s like when you’ve been crying,
And you’re empty, and you’re full,
I don’t know what it is,
It’s hard to tell,

Its like that there’s some music,
Playing in your ear,
But the music,
Is impossible,
Impossible to hear,

But then I feel it move me,
Like a burning deep inside,
Something bursting me wide open
Impossible to hide

Then suddenly I’m flying
Flying like a bird
Like electricity
Electricity
Sparks inside of me
And I’m free, I’m free

Electricity
Sparks inside of me
And I’m free, I’m free
Oh oh whoa.
I’m free.

Written by Elton John, Lee Hall • Copyright © EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics and info from Google Play

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