"(Wish I Could) Hideaway" as written by and John Fogerty....
Howdy, friend, beggin' your pardon,
Is there somethin' on your mind?
You've gone and sold all your belongings,
Is that something in your eye?

Well, I know you really never
Liked the way it all goes down;
Go on, hideaway.

What's that you say?
We're all bound for the graveyard;
Oooh, I wish you well.
Think it's gonna rain,
Oh, what's the diff'rence,
Is there some way I can help?

'Cause you know, I'm gonna miss you

When you're gone, oh, Lord,
Wish I could hideaway

Hold on, give yourself a chance,
I can hear the leavin' train.

All aboard! goodbye, goodbye, goodbye!
Oooh, I wish you well.
See you soon, maybe tomorrow.
You can never tell;

"Cause you know, I'm gonna miss you
When you're gone, oh,
Wish I could hideaway

Hideaway, hideaway, hideaway, hideaway.
Hideaway, hideaway,
Hideaway, hideaway.


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"Hideaway" as written by John Cameron Fogerty

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    General CommentIt kind of sounds like a friend who is fed up with himself and the world around him, and is contemplating death.
    PeeWeeon November 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOr one of his friends is on the verge of death:
    "I Can hear the leavin train"
    and he's trying to do his best to cope with that fact by asking a higher being if he could hideaway from this reality.
    floydian18on July 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI wonder if, instead of a "friend" in the strictest sense of the word, could he have instead been directing this at or toward his brother, who was most likely contemplating leaving the band around this time.
    Louis126on June 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentJohn Fogerty has written this song for his brother Tom who was leaving the band at this time and here he is regretting that Tom is leaving.
    The strange thing is just the fact that on the Pendulum album is a second song, "Chameleon", where John speaks quite though about his brother
    groovybassiston March 07, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI wonder if it is deeper. If someone commited suicide, or someone in the act of. When people give up all their possessions, it CAN be a sign of depression, and thoughts of suicide by that person. Just something that popped into my head. The missing lyrics after "I can hear the leaving train" are ---All aboard! Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye!
    Oooh, I wish you well.
    See you soon, maybe tomorrow.
    You never can tell;----
    stockman1218on July 20, 2013   Link
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    General CommentIt could also be that the protagonist has a friend who has been drafted for war, and has all but given up on life. Whether it is or not, it is a good song to listen to when dealing with the loss of someone.
    grenparpon October 23, 2015   Link

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