The origin of ‘Nowhere to run’

I’m presently reading ‘Come and get these memories’ a book by the famous Motown song writers Brian & Eddie Holland of the Holland Dozier Holland partnership.

One of the interesting things about this excellent book is that they explain the origins of some famous songs. This Martha Reeves & The Vandellas’ track struck me in particular:-

Nowhere to run – written to mark the sending to Vietnam of a 19-year-old friend of Lamont’s who’d been drafted and was terrified. The poor chap was later killed when he stood on a landmine…..

And here’s a YouTube link to the song……

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABbc-O_3_Ac

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