"Narrow Escape" as written by and Ray Lamontagne....
Lejos and Mary
Lay dazed in Liula
Dreaming of tropical signs
As Lejos lay sleeping
She knelt over him weeping
Feeling the weight of his crimes
It seems he cut a man down in a Tennessee town
And he's just licking his wounds for a spell
But it won't take long for the boys to catch on
And soon he'll be running like hell
Run Lejos run
This ain't no time for that ball and chain
Run Lejos run
Climb on that pony and ride like you never done
Ride like you never done
Well their love it was long
It was gentle and strong
And for a while she forgot his sins
And she kissed him for love
She kissed him for luck
She kissed him one time for a kid
Well they came in without a warning in the hours before morning
They come-a blasting through the windows and walls
And when the smoke it did clear
somebody cried out he ain't here
Killed ourselves a woman that's all
Run Lejos run
This ain't no time for that ball and chain
Run Lejos run
Climb on that pony and ride like you never done
Ride like you never done


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"Narrow Escape" as written by Ray Lamontagne

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    General CommentBeautiful song. So sad.
    some124geton February 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentvery beautiful. such a sad love story.
    karo_roboon September 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a beautiful song and a great love story. I also love the play on words. In the chorus, "Run, Lejos, Run" can be interpreted as a command but if you translate lejos from Spanish to English it also means "Run, far away, run".
    respektologyon June 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about how our past effects our relationships, and the people around us. And we can keep running from our demons but they always catch up.
    poisontreeson June 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWhere is Liula? Is it a nice place? Is it hell? I'm trying to find it.
    origiroon May 31, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI guess Liula is either in Hawaii, or Tanzania.
    origiroon May 31, 2011   Link

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