Last Runaway

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  • W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless explained the story behind this song. "Forty years ago I came to Hollywood as a teenager," he recalled. "Terrified and scared out of my mind, I had no idea what waited there for me. The song 'Last Runaway' is an intensely personal account of what happened to me, not only then but over the years and the success that followed after."

    "Be it a kid looking for success in the music business or any life-challenging endeavor that someone would 'run away' from in life, I'm certain that everyone can relate to this story one way or another. It's another kid 'chasing the dream' and trying to survive it in the process. We've all been there."

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