Runaway

Album: x (2014)
Charted: 71
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  • I've known it for a long time
    Daddy wakes up to a drink at nine
    Disappearing all night
    I don’t wanna know where he's been lying
    I know what I wanna do
    Wanna run away, run away with you
    Gonna grab clothes, six in the morning, go

    How long you leaving?
    Well, dad just don’t expect me back this evening
    Oh it could take a bit of time to heal this
    It’s been a long day, thumb on side of the roadway, but

    I love him from my skin to my bones
    But I don’t wanna live in his home
    There’s nothing to say 'cause he knows
    I’ll just run away and be on my own (own)

    I’ve never seen my dad cry
    Cold as stone in the kitchen light
    I'll tell you it's about time
    But I was raised to keep quiet
    This is what I’m gonna do
    Gonna run away, gonna make that move
    Gonna grab clothes and when it’s morning, go

    How long you leaving?
    Well, dad just don’t expect me back this evening
    Oh it could take a bit of time to heal this
    It’s been a long day, thumb on side of the roadway, but

    I love him from my skin to my bones
    But I don’t wanna live in his home
    There’s nothing to say 'cause he knows
    I’ll just run away and be on my own (own)

    Backpack and a flat cap turned to the back
    As I packed my clothes up
    My dad wasn’t down with that plan to attack, intends to show love
    I don’t wanna live this way
    Gonna take my things and go, but
    If things change in a matter of days
    I could be persuaded to hold on
    Mama was the same
    None of us are saints, I guess that God knows that
    I don’t wanna run away
    And one of these days I might just show that
    Put my home in a suitcase, tie both shoe laces, and hope that
    Things change, but for now I'll leave town with a backpack on my shoulder

    I love him from my skin to my bones
    But I don’t wanna live in his home
    There’s nothing to say 'cause he knows
    I’ll just run away and be on my own (own) Writer/s: Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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