"Running From An Angel" as written by Mark Bryan, Darius Rucker, Jim Sonefeld and Dean Felber....
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth
Come on try and tell me what you're talkin' about
Those things you're dealing with, you're living a lie
Every time I see you it makes me wanna cry

Sometimes we laughed and talked, seems like yesterday
Then you let the white horse come and take you away
They came to get you, it was cold and black
The wheels were in motion, there was no turning back

Runnin' from an angel, runnin' to the devil, devil, yeah
Runnin' from an angel, runnin' to the devil

I gave up on you a long time ago
But there's something I want you to know
Your lyin' and cheatin' really tore us apart
Please don't come home if you're gonna break my momma's heart

Runnin' from an angel, runnin' to the devil, devil, yeah
Runnin' from an angel, runnin' to the devil
Runnin', runnin', runnin', yeah
Don't make me cry again, no, no, oh

Love that stayin' by
Love that you make me cry
You're runnin', you're runnin'
You're runnin', runnin, runnin', runnin'
Oh no, oh no, no, no, no, no, no

Runnin' from an angel
Runnin' to the devil, devil, devil, devil
Runnin' from an angel

Time is singing by, time you made me cry, oh, oh
You'll do what you gotta do, I still love you


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"Running from an Angel" as written by Dean Felber Darius Rucker

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    General CommentI always felt this was about his dad and drug addiction.

    "Sometimes we’d laugh and talk, seems like yesterday
    Then you let the white horse come and take you away "

    Cocaine addiction.

    "They came to get you, it was cold and black
    The wheels were in motion, there was no turning back "

    Over dosing.

    "Your lying and cheating really tore us apart
    Please don’t come home if you’re gonna break my momma’s heart "

    I interpert that as he is telling his dad dont come home if he isnt clean because it will only break his mothers heart.
    acidsexon December 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis one is about the one he loved, who always seemed to betray him. I think it broke his heart to have this happen, but he still loves her. He just doesn't want her to come back if she's going to break his heart again.
    wolfperson1on September 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think I heard Darius say it was about his brother and his addiction..
    lfanning8on November 25, 2012   Link
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    General CommentHeard him say about 20 years ago it's definitely about his older brother who was a drug addict at the time.
    walter1167on April 14, 2016   Link
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    My InterpretationI used to think this was about a father leaving his wife and children for another woman. The children would see their mother as an angel and the other woman as the devil. However, the reference to the white horse changes everything. There are stories of Darius having a sibling who got hooked on heroine.

    White horse = heroine

    Drug addicts lie and steal. They break promises. They can clean up and come home, and they break hearts when they go out again. Not judging, just saying that's what they do. I've seen it up close and it's ugly.

    But when they get it together, miracles can happen. So if Darius has a brother with addiction, I pray that he got clean.
    thgjdon June 30, 2016   Link

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