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  1. Runaway

From the album Love and Let Go

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In a nutshell, this song represents my ‘angry’ phase. The time when I just felt completely pissed off at the order of the world and how my life had unfolded so unfairly.

Just after Jamie died, I remember wondering ‘what was the point in anything?’ I just wanted to run away as far as I could to try to escape the pain and the suffering I was enduring.

Suddenly all those seemingly important things in life (bills, home, physical looks, job, financial security etc.) just didn’t seem to matter anymore. I had no ambition/goals, no excitement, and no will to live anymore.

This song illustrates my thoughts at a time, where I thought that running away was the only solution to my problems. The pain was too much to face and I felt there was nothing left for me, in my home town anymore.

However, the bridge section of the song illustrates the deep knowing I always had within; running away from my problems, would never remove them. Somewhere deep within I knew that I had to face these demons head on, in order to move through the pain. The truth of the matter is- it seemed far scarier than it actually was to do just that.

Lyrics

Verse
Shit’s hit the fan I don’t know what to do with myself.
I’m in a haze of self-pity and regret, and what-ifs, crying out for help.
Gonna take the next bus to nowhere, I’m outta here, see you later, farewell.
Cause life ain’t getting any better from here, and I’m not sure it ever will.

Pre Chorus
I think it’s time I ran away, sure feels like time to runaway.
Pack my bags and I’ll be gone, before the light of the morning sun,
And I won’t even tell no one, just turn my back and I’ll be gone

Chorus
I want to runaway, yeah
Then I’ll be gone from all this pain.
Runaway from yesterday, run, run, run from this heartache.
Why would I stay, it makes no sense,
So turn my back and runaway, runaway, there’s no reason for me to stay.
Runaway, runaway, gonna run, run, run, away

Verse
Well there goes my logical mind, saying you can run but you can’t hide.
Damn my stupid, stupid brain, always getting in the way.
Well I’m not listening, I don’t care, I’m outta here, see you later, farewell.
Cause this trauma, this heartache, this pain is too much to take,
And I don’t feel very well.

Pre Chorus

Chorus

Bridge
Ooooh, yeeah
What if I stayed and feel it?
Would I fade away if I stayed and I feel it?
Don’t turn my back, don’t walk, don’t run, run, run.
Cause my problems will only follow me on every road I’m on.
So stay and feel it, huh, ooh, yeah.
Still feels easier to just runaway.
And sure feels like a good time to runaway….

Pre Chorus
Pack my bags and I’ll be gone, before the light of the morning sun,
And I won’t even tell no one, just turn my back and I’ll be gone

Chorus

Outro
Unless I stay and feel it.