I was walking in our town
I was walking through the store
I saw a pretty girl
she held open the door
I said 'I like you'
she said that she liked me
and we could be friends
in our special secret way

I went to The Smithfield Cafe
there she was again
so I said 'hey
we should go swimming in Capital Lake'
we had a lot of fun but then it got real late
so I walked her home
and had dinner with her family

that's why we're running away
that's why we're running away
that's why we're running away
that's why we're running away
that's why we're running away
that's why i had dinner with her family

we went to her friend's house
to have a cup of tea
she said that it was true
she was in love with me
I knew right then we'd have to be alone
cause no one in this whole world could ever understand

that's why we're running away
that's why we're running away
that's why i had dinner with her family


Lyrics submitted by pavementsucks, edited by PairOFish, mattlove1

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  • +3
    General CommentWhat? No comments on this masterpiece? The sweetest, cutest, most adorable song.
    Star Slighton March 11, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis was the only beat happening song I liked but they're irresistible once you've opened up to this one. it has it all: calvin's incredible voice at probably its most intense; incredibly strange lyrics (I mean, how IS that why they're running away? the mind reels at the possibilities); the caravan instrumentation and lo-fi drums&jangle. It's like the überbeathappeningsong.

    I thought it was "special secret way" in the first verse.
    Salty Kevinon April 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat's whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    I had dinner with her fam-i-ly.

    Gotta love this song.
    The_Variableon January 12, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song means young summer love. Does anyone else love that she held the door open for him? I love it. I can't believe that they don't have the song "dreamy" listed. That is a great love song too! Actually my favorite.
    jermsteadon June 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the only Beat Happening song I like.
    SoundgardeNirvanaon June 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the simplicity of this track.
    shockdelicaon May 16, 2009   Link

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