Runaway

Album: Bud, Sweat and Beers (2010)
Charted: 15
  • Listen, yeah
    A lifetime of dreaming, visualizing paradise
    I woke up, rolled over and told my girl we're leaving
    It's time to sacrifice a lot
    'Cause you ain't happy with your job
    And round here it's like nothin' seems appealing
    So let me know you feel the same
    Throw your life into a case and we'll depart from Victoria this evening
    And then embark upon a path of rediscovery
    Searching for the fruits from the lost garden of Eden
    I'm wondering if I runaway and came back another day,
    Then would the young men who roll with metal put the guns away
    And would the devil have took charge or would the slum be safe
    I pray the latter's right for everybody's mumsy's sake.
    And if I disappear for years and reappear
    Would my natural intuition still be crystal clear?
    Or would I have lost clarity?
    In this trivial pursuit we're walking through so casually

    I gotta leave, I gotta go,
    There's nothing here for me no more
    I gotta be free, I gotta be
    Somewhere that I can just be me.
    And I run run runaway, run run runaway,
    Run run runaway, I runaway.

    We share a last cigarette, then walk into the station
    Purchase two tickets to an alien destination
    Board the train and witness pain on all the faces of multi-cultural races
    But not me and my girl we're breaking free
    Like an escapist, 'cause we need to escape this
    And I for one have got my mind made up,
    Even if where we stay is make-shift
    I can't remain in this domain of semi ape shit, because all I see is hatred
    I wonder if I disappeared how many men would miss me
    Or would they all forget like I erased my name from history?
    I'm still trying yet to make a break within the chain of pain and misery
    And vanish off the planet like a mystery.
    And if I did return and things were the same or worse?
    You'd see the gear stick shift and
    Then the I would reverse and I'd be straight back on my travels
    Burning rubber over gravel 'til we see the English Channel

    I gotta leave, I gotta go,
    There's nothing here for me no more
    I gotta be free, I gotta be
    Somewhere that I can just be me.
    And I run run runaway, run run runaway,
    Run run runaway, I runaway.

    As the carriage pulls away,
    I pull my lady closer and I tell her she's okay
    'Cause if we never broke the barricades today we'd always be afraid
    And left to feel threatened in this dark and deadly maze
    But now I've come of age,
    And as the train starts enterin' suburbia a smile comes across my face
    The unwinding of eternal rage,
    That was locked up inside just like my mates behind prison gates
    If I could runaway and come back another day,
    I'd let the song play, on the summer's longest day.
    Kick back and just enjoy the raves,
    With a lager and a spliff to blaze.
    If I ever contemplate returning to this crazy place
    I'd leave it long enough so they don't recognize my face
    I'd let the song play, on the summer's longest day
    While I roll upon the roads along the motorway

    I gotta leave, I gotta go,
    There's nothing here for me no more
    I gotta be free, I gotta be
    Somewhere that I can just be me.
    And I run run runaway, run run runaway,
    Run run runaway, I runaway. Writer/s: IYIOLA BABALOLA, DEVLIN, DARREN LEWIS, YASMIN SHAHMIR
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Peermusic Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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