"The Runaways" as written by and Nathan Young (16578) Joseph Milligan (16580)....
Come closer now
I know your desire is to be desired
Steal a kiss and, and call us friends
Distance is a thief in which you conspire

Turn and time and time will tell
Time will tell or tear us apart
You're miles and miles and miles away
Silence reveals where we really are

You only stayed to break my heart
I can tell it by the way you runaway,
Runaway girl
You only stayed to break my heart
I can tell it by the way you runaway,
Runaway girl
Runaway, runaway girl

It's clearer now
You're nowhere into giving
Giving into, giving into me
It's your fault
You're like a rare disease
I know you're in love
With love I believe

Turn and time and time will tell
Time will tell or tear us apart
You're miles and miles and miles away
Silence reveals where we really are

You only stayed to break my heart
I can tell it by the way you runaway,
Runaway girl
You only stayed to break my heart
I can tell it by the way you runaway,
Runaway girl
Runaway, runaway girl

Do you expect me to wait here?
(All alone in my thoughts and fears)
My whole life could flash before your eyes
(Hope one day that you realize)
This isn't the way it's supposed to be
(This is your life, girl, now without me)
May regrets for us well up inside
(As feelings for you are buried alive)
Buried alive

You only stayed to break my heart
I can tell it by the way you runaway,
Runaway girl
You only stayed to break my heart
I can tell it by the way you runaway,
Runaway girl
Runaway, runaway girl

I only stayed to break your heart
You can tell it by the way I walk away,
Runaway girl
I only stayed to break your heart
You can tell it by the way I run away,
Runaway girl


Lyrics submitted by ADimeADexter, edited by markrmumm

The Runaways song meanings
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  • +2
    General Commenti think it's about a girl who leads a guy on (hence "steal a kiss") and the guy has feelings for her but the girl is more so just playing around with his emotions.
    she might have feelings for him but i think she is afraid of getting into a serious relationship (the "you're in love with love i believe" makes it seem like she likes the idea of it, but can't actually commit to a relationship)
    the whole "do you expect me to wait here?" part is kind of like the guy is hoping she'll smarten up and come around and actually commit but he knows it won't happen because his "whole life could crash before your eyes"
    in any case, the girl keeps just "running away" and leading him on and he knows she's only going to break his heart
    also, "it's clearer now, you're nowhere into giving, giving into me" is conducive to that too, he's realizing that they're never going to be in a relationship.
    and then at the end where he says "you can tell it by the way i run away" its kind of like he's basically saying he's done with her head games and she lost her chance with him.
    runawayson July 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts "You only stayed to break my heart".
    Its stayed not stand. How does stand make sense? Plus if you listen it doesnt sound like stand it sounds like stayed.
    starvtwalkeron May 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Still a kiss and call his friends "
    im pretty sure its "steal a kiss"
    nate6986on January 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcant wait for their new album
    Muzikboion January 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"My whole life could flash before your eyes" (not "my life could burst before your eyes")
    setitoffon January 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand I think its this is your life girl now without me not this is who i crown now without me
    NFGPunkPrincesson February 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about a girl that he wants to be with, but she only sees him as a friend. And he's saying that he can't wait for her to come around, because he's gonna break.
    the7upguyon November 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRad song...

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    toddblink182on January 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its about a girl who says their just friends but loves the game of love... (in love with love) and acts like their more than friends when they're together, but there is some distance between them (miles) and because she doesn't communicate when they are apart, he knows she will break his heart.
    iamsceneon February 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow.....sounds like someone I know....steal a kiss yet call us friends.....wow.....I love this song.....yeah it sounds like someone who likes playing games with someone and their heart.....they fool with love and play with it like it's some kind of toy.....I love Anberlin.....
    raisedonradio1109on April 17, 2006   Link

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