My Sunday Song – “Nowhere to Run” by Kiss

For My Sunday Song #135, we are going to discuss the song “Nowhere to Run” off the bands 1982 compilation called ‘Killers’.  After the doomed release of ‘The Elder’, Kiss immediately went into the studio and recorded 4 new songs to go with a greatest hits compilation because they knew that ‘The Elder’ was dead on arrival.  The four new songs were all fantastic.  This was my favorite of the bunch.

Out of the four new songs, this was the only one solely written by Paul Stanley.  For all the others, he had help.  Also interesting is the fact that Paul sang all four of the new songs, no Gene.  Although, he did play bass and Eric was on the drums.  And Ace tour it up on lead guitar, at least that is what I thought as a kid.  It was actually Bob Kulick who had originally auditioned for Kiss back in the day, but was beat out by Ace.  Now, he was lead guitarist (just not officially).

The song had an old Kiss sound and felt like they were going back to their roots, but it was the 80’s and the production was louder and bigger with Michael James Jackson at the board. It is a rocking track and Bob really does kill it on the solo and Eric’s drums are loud and powerful as he brought such a new life to the Kiss sound.  I love the little drum fill at the beginning with a little acoustic intro and it built up from there.  Paul sounded sensational and this was Kiss hitting on all cylinders.  After the disaster of ‘The Elder’, Kiss was back in good favor…at least in my book.


I had this on CD sometime in the 80’s, but long after its original release.  I found it several years later and I didn’t know what this was, so I grabbed it up immediately and is still one of my favorite compilations they have ever put out…and they have put out a lot.  Heck, we didn’t have internet back then to tell us when everything was being released.

Give it a listen and let me know what you think. I hope you like it.  Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Sunday!!

“Nowhere To Run”

Don’t know what’s been goin’ on in your head, no
When you knew that his love was through
You closed your eyes instead
I was there with a shoulder to lean on
It’s not gonna happen twice
If you go I just want you to know, it’s alrightNowhere to run, nowhere to hide
Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide

Did you think it would open up in the night, yeah
Just pretend I’m only a friend and disappear from sight
One day you’re gonna be lonely, wishin’ I was by your side
And one day you’ll think of me only
But girl, you gotta take the ride
Well too bad, now that the damage is done

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide

Little girl, gonna make your bed in the night, yeah
Now you say, “You’re goin’ away”
But I will keep your heart
And you will cry when you realize you were wrong
Run on, run on

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
Nowhere to run, no
Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide

Written by Paul Stanley

5 thoughts on “My Sunday Song – “Nowhere to Run” by Kiss

  1. Geez were these guys the first to include new tracks on a Greatest Hits set? 4 Songs as well!
    I bought Killers years ago on CD this is pretty decent track KISS trying to come back from life support!


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