Run With the Fox

Alan White, Chris Squire

About Run With the Fox

"Run with the Fox" is a 1981 Christmas song written, composed, produced, and performed by Chris Squire and Alan White, with Peter Sinfield co-writing lyrics. Both former Yes members, Squire and White recorded the song after their new band XYZ with Jimmy Page seemed unlikely to happen, and released the single under their own names as a collaborative piece. Andrew Pryce Jackman, a childhood friend and frequent collaborator of Squire, was in charge of orchestration and since they had both been boy choristers with Barry Rose at St. Andrew's Church, Kingsbury, they contacted him to provide a boys choir to do the backing. By this time Barry was at St. Paul's Cathedral, so it is the St. Paul's boys that you hear on this recording. The B-side of the single, "Return of the Fox", is a more instrumental variation of "Run with the Fox', co-written by former King Crimson member Peter Sinfield. It features Dave Lawson (ex-Greenslade keyboardist & vocalist) on keyboards, and Squire's then wife Nikki on backing vocals. Following "Run with the Fox", both musicians collaborated again in the band Cinema which ultimately led to the reformation of Yes. The song would feature on Squire's festive album Chris Squire's Swiss Choir with another choir dubbed onto the track. 


Year:
1975

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Now the season now the question
Time to breathe a moments grace
For the hunter and the hunted
Taking time to break the pace
 
Are you hopeful are you haunted
By the ghost of Christmas past
Face the future Undaunted
Step aside or take your chance
 
Run with the fox
Into the wind on to the dawn of tomorrow
Run with the fox
Into the wild into the wild and the cold
Beware of the rocks
And be prepared prepare for love comes and goes
Run with the fox
 
Every year the revolution
Won or lost before begun
While we thrive on mass confusion
Thus we walk before we run
 
Run with the fox
Into the wind on to the dawn of tomorrow
Run with the fox
Into the wild into the wild and the cold
Beware of the rocks
And be prepared prepare for love finally grows
 
Let us live to tell our story
Here on earth and out in space
Forward on the road to glory
History records the chase
 
Have yourselves that certain Christmas
Eat be glad and drink the wine
Leave your sadness by the river
Giving love and given time
 
Across the ice of frozen lakes
Run with the fox
Along the lanes a lover takes
Run with the fox
Beneath the moon a Christmas moon
Run with the fox
And sing a tune a dreamers tune
Run with the fox
Across the bridge of many ways
Run with the fox
On to the planes where dreamers play 
Run with the fox

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Chris Squire

Christopher Russell Edward Squire (born 4 March 1948), most simply known as Chris Squire, is an English bass guitarist, singer, guitarist and songwriter, best known as the bass guitarist and backing vocalist for the progressive rock group Yes. He is the only member of the group to have never left the band, the only original member still in the band, and the only member in Yes history to appear on every album. more »

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Written by: ALAN WHITE, CHRIS SQUIRE, PETER JOHN SINFIELD

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