TRAINING TUNES: “TOP OF THE WORLD”

SONG: “Top of the World”

GROUP: Greek Fire

ALBUM: “Lost” (EP Released 2014)

BACKGROUND:

Okay, honesty check here. Before this week, I hadn’t heard of the group “Greek Fire.” But then I clicked on a link for the newest trailer for the upcoming Disney “superhero” animated film BIG HERO 6. The prior trailer for the flick featured a Fall Out Boy song (so they’re in good company).

I gotta say, I’m really excited for this movie as it seems to have the elements necessary for a great film: action, humor and heart.

Watching this latest trailer, I immediately took notice of the background song “Top of the World.” It had cool lyrics, a proper cadence and sounded gooooood.

To put it bluntly, a great potential running song.

I had to have it.

But who the hell was the group singing it? Faster than you can say “where is my iPhone 4s” (I’m hoping to get the iPhone 6 soon, btw), I grabbed it, swiped the unlock switch, entered my security code (can’t be too careful these days) and fired up Shazam.

On a side note, I gotta say that Shazam was one of the coolest apps ever created for the iPhone. It fit a need: “What song is that” and allows you to find out quickly.

So after anxiously watching Shazam listen and learn for a few seconds, it came back with the name “Greek Fire.” Hmmm.

I could tell you all about this group (that I literally just learned about) but I’d just be puking back what it said on wikipedia. So you can click and check it here if you’d like: GREEK FIRE INFO.

Anyway, a quick link to iTunes and .99 later I’m the proud owner (or should I say user) of the single. And then I listened to the other tracks on the group’s EP entitled LOST. Wanted them too. So another click later and I’m the user of the whole EP.

I always try to add a new song to the music mix for each race I do and the Long Beach Half Marathon is less than two weeks away.

Guess I found my song.

I have a feeling that several of Greek Fire’s songs will be on other race mixes in the future.

So, visit the “Top of the World” and enjoy!

VIDEOS:

Here’s the new trailer for Big Hero 6…

Click here for Big Hero 6 trailer.

Click here for Big Hero 6 trailer.

And here’s the music video for the song…

Click here for video.

Click here for video.

LYRICS:

On top of the world, on top of it all, trying to feel invincible

Dying on top of the world

I remember the nights

Caught up in dreaming my ‘goodbyes’

Watching the door for anything more than an ordinary life

I remember the days

New beginnings on an open ‘page’

With something to prove and nothing to lose, not a soul to betray

Here I am

Living a dream that I can’t hold

Here I am on my own

On top of the world, on top of it all, trying to feel invincible

I’m dying on top of the world

I remember the lies

Caught up in building ‘paradise’

The angels were slaves and demons behaved and

Everything was alright

Here I am

Living a dream that I can’t hold

Here I am on my own

On top of the world, on top of it all, trying to feel invincible

I’m dying on top of the world

I hear the crowds beneath me

I’m wishing they could reach me

But I’m ‘on top of the world’

Up here I’m dying alone

Inside the walls of gold, outside of happiness

It’s all been a show, too late to confess

No room for heart and soul, no room for innocence

On top of the world, on top of it all, trying to feel invincible

But I’m dying on top of the world

-Greek Fire

OTHER GOOD RUNNING SONGS BY GREEK FIRE

  • “Coming Alive”
  • “Fever”
  • “A Real Life”

Run on!

(Be sure to send me songs that you thing would make good additions to a running mix)

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