Keyboard player: Gail Nobles
Story by: Gail Nobles
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Song: Young Hearts Run Free
Song by: Candi Staton
Song written by: David Crawford
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Today’s Topic Candi Staton Young Hearts Run Free
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I’ve been hearing Candi Staton’s song Young Hearts Run Free most of my life and always believed in the song. I first heard it when I was a little girl and understood the lyrics. I knew that Candi was singing her life experience. Candi was singing about the hurt and the pain. The music made me tap my feet, but the words were acted out by some people around me. That’s what made me pay attention. Candi Staton was also singing the lives of others. Men and women fighting all of the time, but staying together forever with children. Married couples cheating on one another. In those days, I didn’t know what divorce was and the woman alone and the man dropped in and out.
That’s when I understood
What's the sense in sharing, this one and only life
Endin' up, just another lost and lonely wife
You'll count up the years, and they will be filled with tears
Love only breaks up, to start over again
You'll get the baby, but you won't have your man
While he is busy loving every woman that he can, uh-huh
Say I'm gonna leave a hundred times a day
It's easier said than done
When you just can't break away
In those days when I heard a song, I only heard the music. But for some reason, I could hear Candi’s words through her music.
As I got older, I understood more.
It's high time now just one crack at life
Who wants to live in, in trouble and strife
My mind must be free, to learn all I can about me
What I learned growing up was marriage was forever. You had responsibilty. It could get in the way of you doing things in life that you always wanted to do. I would argue with my parents and tell them I was never going to be married. But that’s just the way that I felt and still feel unless my feelings change. How do you feel? To me, it’s more than a thought.
"Young Hearts Run Free" is a disco song written by David Crawford and originally recorded by soul singer Candi Staton in 1976. The song spent a week at number one on the Hot Soul Singles chart. It also peaked at number twenty on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Young Hearts Run Free" was one of only two songs by Staton to reach the top 10 on the UK singles chart. In 1999 Candi Staton recorded a new dance version of "Young Hearts Run Free". It peaked at #29 in the UK.
I’m Gail Nobles. Today’s topic, Candi Staton. Young Hearts Run Free.