"Running away" as written by and Carl William Bell....
Everyday you're on my mind
Pain is feeling passing time
But if she found out about us she would die
And if I have to live without you so would I
So I thirst for the water
I find myself wanting now

So I'm running away to you
I cannot escape you
To feel your touch
The faith you prove
I'm running away to you

Hearts are never made of stone
Pain will cut you to the bone
But I know that holding you is all so wrong
So tonight's the last we'll ever be alone
So I thirst for the water
I find myself wanting now

So I'm running away to you
I cannot escape you
To feel your touch
The faith you prove
I'm running away to you

Turn around, fill my eyes with you
All senses to commit
Till everything's all right


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"Running Away" as written by Carl William Bell

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    General CommentIt's about a guy who's having an affair....he doesn't really love his girlfriend/wife anymore, and is in love with the person he's having an affair with. But at the same time he knows that if his partner discovers the affair she will be truly hurt, so out of respect to her he's calling off the affair. Love the lyric "Hearts are never made of stone, pain will cut you to the bone'.....beautiful
    Bazalon June 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Bazal. Being in a situatuation kind of like this right now, this song really has an impact on me.
    He needs this person. She is everything to him. But he can't hurt his significant other, so he has to give this person up, even though he can barely breathe without her.

    Amazing song, really.
    dj kanoon March 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYet I don't think its about giving up that "relationship", the opposite it's what it seems to happen..
    When saying running away to you, not like running away from you, what if it's about making things right, in all fairness, honesty to his partner: "things aren't working,...I'm not here anymore, nor my heart or mind", something like that.

    Perhaps this is how I see it due to wanting something alike to happen or that I would have wanted in the past.

    Think it's funny how we all want things to work between people who actually care about each other,and forget that sometimes that's not enough.

    How can anyone be with someone when they're obviously caught in a bigger, much more intense and emotional relationship with someone else? I won't ever understand why something so simple to solve gets so f*** complicated.

    But what the hell if things were that simple we wouldn't have great songs to debate.

    Anymess, in my naïve perception, maybe, the situation here is not giving up to those emotions and the person who motivates them, but ending the relationship que su corazón no asimila.

    abvn
    isobelon August 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYet I don't think its about giving up that "relationship", the opposite it's what it seems to happen..
    When saying running away to you, not like running away from you, what if it's about making things right, in all fairness, honesty to his partner: "things aren't working,...I'm not here anymore, nor my heart or mind", something like that.

    Perhaps this is how I see it due to wanting something alike to happen or that I would have wanted in the past.

    Think it's funny how we all want things to work between people who actually care about each other,and forget that sometimes that's not enough.

    How can anyone be with someone when they're obviously caught in a bigger, much more intense and emotional relationship with someone else? I won't ever understand why something so simple to solve gets so f*** complicated.

    But what the hell if things were that simple we wouldn't have great songs to debate.

    Anymess, in my naïve perception, maybe, the situation here is not giving up to those emotions and the person who motivates them, but ending the relationship que su corazón no asimila.

    abvn
    isobelon August 09, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionI think the song is about an addiction: An addiction that he hides from 'her', an addiction that would damage their relationship if she knew.
    It could be drugs, alcohol, gambling, strip clubs, petty crimes. And each time he takes another hit, drink, look, touch, he promises HIMSELF that he has to quit. Regarding Line: "So tonight's the last we'll ever be alone"

    If you have something to hide...the song will speak to you.
    mopardanimalon September 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentLove this song...

    He's having an affair, but he knows it's wrong. If his girlfriend/wife/etc found out about the other woman, it would hurt her very badly, and he at least loves her enough to want to prevent that. The song is more about his wanting to end the affair. He keeps saying he will stop, but then he keeps running to her because he needs her, giving her up would hurt him very badly too.
    ForYouAlways52on August 25, 2010   Link

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