Janet Jackson, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots Perform ‘Runaway’ on Toys – Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah (Video)

We just know they had a good time

Last Updated: February 13, 2020 @ 6:54 AM

Janet Jackson joined Jimmy Fallon and his “Tonight Show” house band The Roots Wednesday to perform her hit “Runaway” on classroom instruments.

And we just know they had a good time. (Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

The assignments:
Janet Jackson – Vocals
Jimmy – Vocals, Wood Block, Bass Drum
Questlove – Kick Drum, Hand Clappers
Black Thought – Tambourine
James Poysner – Melodica
Captain Kirk – Ukulele Mark – Xylophone
Tuba Gooding Jr. – Orange Shaker and Kazoo
Stro – Bongos
Kamal Gray – Xylophone
Ian Hendrickson-Smith – Toy Sax
Dave Guy – Toy Trumpet

And the lyrics, in case you can’t hear Janet’s sweet, soft voice over the banging on toys:

I’ve seen the world, been to many places
Made lots of friends, many different races
I’ve had such fun around the world it’s true
African skies with a Nairobi mood, ooh
I fell asleep in Tuscany and dreamed
The one thing missing was you
Runaway with me my love
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Runaway with me my love
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
I woke up with an Australian breeze
And danced the dance with Aborigines
Oh under the moon glow down in Mexico I dreamed
One thing was missing that’s you
Runaway with me my love
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Runaway with me my love
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
We’ll sail the waters of many colours
We won’t need a compass, love will guide our way
Don’t need nobody, as long as we got each other
No need to hurry, we’ve got everyday
I wanna share the world with you, you see
Spring time in Paris feels so good to me
Oh this is for me reality
So please make all my wishes come true
Runaway with me my love,
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
And I just know we’ll have a good time, ooh
And I just know we’ll have a good time, ah
And I just know we’ll have a good time
And I just know we’ll have a good time
And I just know we’ll have a good time
And I just know we’ll have a good time, yeah

Watch the video above.

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