"I Run" as written by James Gregery Scheffer, Stayve Thomas, Michael Score, Alistair M. Score, Paul Reynolds and Francis Reynolds Maudsley....
I run, I run, I run far from
You to the apple tree in my yard
With my dress all bundled up in my hands
Dirt on my feet I am dreaming again.
I run, I run, I run far from
You to the lilac tree in my yard
No more swing set for the girl who is all grown up
No more tea parties parades or mothers in love.

I hold my breath past the cemetery
My brother wins, he can hold it much longer then me
Gravel roads make car keys rattle on steering wheels
Children and horses, old barns, and old automobiles.
I run, I run, I run far from
You to the watered streets of Oregon
With a coffee cup half full in my hands
And I'm praying my savior would just
Place a gun in my hands.

I run, I walk, I lie far from
Freaks and lying cheats on the tip of my tongue
The moon hides in the sky behind rows of tree tops
And I'm wishing I was somewhere up there
With the mermaids and stars.
I run, I run, I run far from
Reality to escape who I've become
Insanity is close at my back
And I'm getting rather numb from the snakes
Who have blurred my vision.


Lyrics submitted by archagon

"I Run" as written by Francis Maudsley Alistair Score

Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC , Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

I Run song meanings
Add your thoughts

4 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentYes, this song is amazing. Beautiful vocals. It's my second favorite Rosie Thomas song (after Death Came and Got Me) so far.

    I don't know if this is the way it's supposed to be interpreted, but I kind of see it as the way we escape from reality at different points in our lives.

    I see the first verse as when she's a little girl escaping the reality that she has to grow up so she runs to her special place in the yard. The second verse is more towards adolescence and early adulthood where you feel insecure and you feel like you just want to end everything, hence: "And I'm praying my savior would just place a gun in my hands."

    The third verse is, I think, what happens to you if you escape from reality too much. You begin to get caught up in the fantasy world you've created and insanity creeps up on you.

    We all have our own ways of "running away" or escaping reality. When she says "I run far from you" I don't think she's talking about a person; I think "you" is supposed to represent reality.

    We all have our own ways of escaping into our worlds of "mermaids and stars" to "escape who [we've] become."

    Awesome song.
    LilyBearon February 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI heard this song and thought something entirely different from everyone who commented. To me it's about a girl who was raped, and mournfully tells that she is no longer a little girl, because her innocence was stolen. She's running to where she once felt safe before the rape, and constantly dreams of escaping by going as far as she can to forget her experience.

    I run, I run, I run far from
    Reality to escape who I’ve become
    Insanity is close at my back
    And I’m getting rather numb from the snakes
    Who have blurred my vision.

    I feel she's telling us that her future became bitter, she might be a drug addict or something related to it to try and relieve her experience, and I feel she told no one about it, dealing with it until it drove her insane, numbing her senses to avoid the reality of her fate. Sad how innocence can end in such a cruel way.
    miss_tragedyon May 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo one's commented on this song yet? It's amazing.
    ophelia52on March 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is awesome. i think it's about wanting to escape reality.

    i love this line:
    "And I'm praying my savior would just place a gun in my hands"
    brightestfireflyon March 14, 2005   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain