This song continues to deepen and grow on me over the years. When younger, I could understand the literal side of the song; you often felt like life was running on almost nothing in the tank. Now I can start looking back and actually see distance and depth.
It's unfortunate that they didn't record the actual show they recorded the song, but Jackson Browne and his people have created a montage video to the song of the pictures taken in the tour for the Running on Empty album:
They've also remastered Running on Empty and released it: CDMP3