Run Through the Jungle (3:05)

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“Run Through the Jungle” is a 1970 rock song recorded by the North American band Creedence Clearwater Revival.

The song was written by the Creedence’s lead singer, guitarist and songwriter, John Fogerty. It was included on their 1970 album Cosmo’s Factory, the group’s fifth album. The song’s title and lyrics, as well as the year it was released (1970), have led many to assume that the song is about the Vietnam War. The fact that previous Creedence Clearwater Revival songs such as “Fortunate Son” and “Who’ll Stop the Rain?” were protests of the Vietnam War added to this belief.

However, according to the song’s composer, that’s not really the case. Fogerty, in a
1993 interview with the Los Angeles Times, said,

“ I think a lot of people thought that because of the times, but I was talking about America and the proliferation of guns, registered and otherwise. I’m a hunter and I’m not antigun, but I just thought that people were so gun-happy — and there were so many guns uncontrolled that it really was dangerous, and it’s even worse now. It’s interesting that it has taken 20-odd years to get a movement on that position. ”
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The song’s opening featured jungle sound effects created by, according to the band’s bassist Stu Cook, “lots of backwards recorded guitar and piano.” The harmonica part on the song was played by John Fogerty.

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  • Maglor_T

    According to Fogerty, this isn't about the Vietnam War: "I think a lot of people thought that because of the times, but I was talking about America and the proliferation of guns, registered and otherwise. I'm a hunter and I'm not antigun, but I just thought that people were so gun-happy -- and there were so many guns uncontrolled that it really was dangerous, and it's even worse now. It's interesting that it has taken 20-odd years to get a movement on that position."

    28 Mar 1:00pm Reply
  • hectorlopezt

    run, run, run

    25 Dec 2014 Reply
  • hectorlopezt

    Bienvenido a la jungla,corre corre

    9 Feb 2014 Reply
  • silversurfer250

    Rachet it up. Keep it under the radar. INCOMING!

    1 Jan 2014 Reply
  • ericshep

    I have been in a bungle in the jungle. and thats one place you never wanna be!!!

    8 Dec 2013 Reply
  • coventrybee

    Don't think they ever made a bad song...

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
  • tomrud73

    love that noise in the beginning. good stuff per usual from CCR.

    28 Nov 2013 Reply
  • iw2469

    to bad it took a war to inspire such great music

    20 Nov 2013 Reply
  • rockandrolljoe

    CCR

    31 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Bolters

    Im running just as fast as I can!!!!!!!Love this track!!!!

    14 Sep 2013 Reply
  • dot2dotz

    Love it !

    11 Aug 2013 Reply
  • claralolihugo

    Buenisimo.

    12 May 2013 Reply
  • Storchel

    love it!

    1 May 2013 Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    Good song

    12 Mar 2013 Reply
  • TWHsr

    So do I Lora.

    30 Jan 2013 Reply
  • holyground343

    i love this song

    1 Jan 2013 Reply
  • gdcman

    The song's opening and closing both featured jungle sound effects created by, according to the band's bassist Stu Cook, "lots of backwards recorded guitar and piano." - Bass players named Stu are cool.

    11 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Lizzardking101

    the devils on the loose!

    7 Dec 2012 Reply
  • TWHsr

    So good.

    6 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Bolters

    Wow dont need gas !!!!! Im already on fire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Outstanding track!

    2 Dec 2012 Reply
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