The Running Kind

The Running Kind

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandAmericanaCountry

The Running Kind have built a reputation delivering heartfelt traditional country music. There’s something old-timey about their presence… The actual music, certainly touches base with the classic song structure of the past, but they aren’t marooned there, venturing into more modern Americana.

Biography

Borrowing their name from the Merle Haggard tune, the husband and wife team of Matt and Leslie Bosson formed The Running Kind into a band that is the sonic sum of many musical parts. Leslie, who has a love for country music and also studies opera, claims that what the two genres have in common is “You get to tell great stories with a strong vocal line.” Matt, a former member of the Massachusetts punk band Beatrice and the LA rock outfit Lonesome Pie, downshifted a little and challenged himself to write in a more emotive voice while drawing his thematic inspiration from the music of Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and certainly, Haggard.

While the blend of the Bosson’s voices has been compared to other duos like Johnny & June, John Doe & Exene and Richard & Linda Thompson, their unique sound sets the The Running Kind apart from those pioneers along a track all its own. “We like to play some traditional country numbers, but we also like to rock,” says Matt. “We’re always trying to make music that’s a little more expansive, arrangement-wise.”

This 10 Song collection demonstrates what’s best about Americana music today. Strong songwriting, terrific harmonizing and deft musicianship combine to make a potent mix of tradition and innovation that comes together in ways both fresh and familiar.

Lyrics

The Girl For All The World

Written By: Matt Bosson

THE GIRL FOR ALL THE WORLD
Words and Music by Matt Bosson
© 2010 Bossonova Music BMI

She’s the girl for all the world
With a friend like her you can always be sure
She always makes it look so easy
If you’re feeling down she’s got the cure

Will she ever find true love?
Will she ever rise above
Her own doubt?

Well I met that girl some years ago
She was so cool and I was just a fool
She always knew just how to play me
She don’t break the law but she bends the rule

Will she never end the run?
Will she ever be the one
Who’s in love?

Now by this time I made up my mind
I told that girl for all the world
She said she understood completely
I knew she would because she’s my girl

I wonder what’s become?
Could there be someone
That loves her?

Old Girl

Written By: Matt Bosson

OLD GIRL
Words and Music by Matt Bosson
© 2010 Bossonova Music BMI

That Old Girl understood
While she still could
She’d keep on ridin’

And once she got away
Well who can say?
She wasn’t hidin’

Old Girl come home
You don’t know what it’s like to be alone
Old Girl come home
You don’t know what it’s like to be alone

And in that heart of gold
She must have sold
What she believed in

And if she still loved me
I guarantee
She’d soon be leavin’

Old Girl come home
You don’t know what it’s like to be alone
Old Girl come home
You don’t know what it’s like to be alone

And brother, if I knew
Where that Old Girl got to
You know I’d have it made
But now there is no hope
Like reaching for the rope
Because I was afraid

Old Girl come home
You don’t know what it’s like to be alone
You don’t know what it’s like… to be alone

Seemed Like A Good Idea

Written By: Matt Bosson

SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA
Words and Music by Matt Bosson
© 2010 Bossonova Music BMI

Well it seemed like a good idea -- at the time
Lord I had only the best intentions -- on my mind
Yes in retrospect I can see I neglected to keep myself in line
It just seemed like a good idea -- at the time

Now you hit your head when I ran that red – but I tried to swerve
I got no excuse and I accept your rebukes – the least I deserve
I know you’re right and so I’ll be contrite – I don’t mean to whine
It just seemed like a good idea – at the time

I truly understand that you are angry
I know I finally pushed you to the line
You know I rue the day that I threw it all away
It just seemed like a good idea – at the time

Well I took our life savings to indulge my cravings – but I felt so bad
So with our last buck, well I tried my luck – but it was pretty sad
Now I’m always in trouble but this time it’s for double – Lord I’m lookin’ for a sign
It just seemed like a good idea –

Well it seemed like a good idea -- at the time
Lord I had only the best intentions -- on my mind
Yes in retrospect I can see I neglected to keep myself in line
It just seemed like a good idea -- at the time

A Okay

Written By: Matt Bosson

A OKAY
words & music by Matt Bosson
(c) 2010 Bossonova Music (BMI)

Darling, I don’t want to leave
But I ain’t worked since New Year’s Eve
If I have to go away
You bet I’ll be coming home one day
In between you know I’ll be A Okay
I will hold the heart of you
I will keep the heart of you

Now I know you understand
As we sit here hand in hand
Even though I cannot stay
Gone how long, who can say?
Even so you know I’ll be A Okay
I will hold the heart of you
I will keep the heart of you

Don't That Make No Sense

Written By: Matt Bosson

DON'T THAT MAKE NO SENSE
words & music by Matt Bosson
(c) 2010 Bossonova Music (BMI)

Honey you may not agree with me
But you gotta give me credit ‘cause I’m able to see
Your point of view, it’s not up to you or me

Like it or not, it’s just the race we’re in
We keep on runnin’ but we never can win
We’re movin’ today and that’s more than some can say

Ain’t no chance that we’ll take a stance
‘Cause we’re sick and tired of TV romance
We play along and sing our songs
And we fool ourselves to think nothing’s gone wrong

Now don’t that make no sense?
Don’t that make no sense?
Don’t that make no sense to you?

Give it time and the change will come
Won’t look like much but it is to some
Just take what you need and then pass it on to me

Climbing up you might step on a few
But we’re all getting paid so what’s it to you
You’re number one, and I’m clearly number two

So don’t be sucker, don’t play the fool
Talk is cheap don’t mean that it’s cool
We play along and sing our songs
And we fool ourselves to think nothing’s gone wrong

Now don’t that make no sense?
Don’t that make no sense?
Don’t that make no sense to you?

Discography

The Girl For All The World - 2010
Very Far - 2006

Set List

Who Can I Count On? -- Patsy Cline
The Running Kind -- Merle Haggard
Life To Go -- George Jones
The Girl For All The World -- original
Two Roads -- original
A Okay -- original
Don't That Make No Sense? -- original
Sweet Dreams -- Patsy Cline
Seemed Like a Good Idea -- original
Old Girl -- original
Grievous Angel -- Gram Parsons