"Runaway" as written by Richard Adam Shaw, James Leslie Durrant, Ali John Boyd Brent and Roderick Graham Ballam Rands-webb....
(Everyone needs a place to run away, run away)

Summer night, moonlit sky
Tearing pages from a magazine, she cries
I don't want to be the lonely one tonight
She said, I came to this place, full of dreams
Young and innocent and only 16
Now I wonder if it's too late to turn back

So she runs, and she hides
And she dries the tears from her eyes
And the night goes on and on and on

(She's in the twilight zone)
Twilight zone, yeah, you gotta run, run, run away
(It's such a long way home)
When it hurts so bad you gotta run, run, run away

Perfect day, feels like spring
Can see forever but you can't see anything
Now I wonder why they call it paradise

It's a crime, it's a shame
And they won't remember your name
And your life goes on and on and on

(It's like the twilight zone)
Twilight zone, yeah, you gotta run, run, run away
(But she won't go home)
So she's gotta run, run, run away

She came from a small town
So tired of getting pushed around
In the dark of the night, no one around
She'll run from this shabby town, yeah, yeah, yeah

It's a laugh, it's a game
Don't you let it drive you insane
'Cause your life goes on and on and on

(It's like the twilight zone)
Twilight zone, yeah, you gotta run, run, run away
(But she won't go home)
When it hurts so bad you gotta run, run, run away, yeah, yeah, yeah

(She's in the twilight zone)
Twilight zone, yeah, you gotta run, run, run away
All you got is to run away
(It's why she runs home)
You gotta run, run, run away
Run, run, run away

(Twilight zone)
Twilight zone, don't you know you gotta run, run, run away
Don't you know you gotta run
(But she won't go home, when it hurts so bad)
You gotta run, run, run away
(She's in the twilight zone)
Twilight zone, don't you know you gotta run, run, run away


Lyrics submitted by MetallicaFan923

"Runaway" as written by James Durrant Ali Brent

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, Peermusic Publishing

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    General CommentI can't believe nobody commented on this yet. THIS is one of Damn Yankee's best songs.
    Charlie the manon June 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I can't believe there hasn't been a comment in almost three years for this one! This has to be the best DY song; "High Enough" is a close second.

    Sounds to me like this song is about a runaway girl who enters a life of prostitution, in the same vein as "Fancy" by Bobbie Gentry/Reba.
    pacman2055on May 11, 2007   Link

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