"The Boy Who Ran Away" as written by Steven Blaine Harrison, Henry William Harrison, William Rees, Kai Fish and Kapil Trivedi....
There was a boy a ran away
From what he didn't know
Whom, he wouldn't say
He just had to go

Something snapped inside of him
As he fled from a nameless threat
Crowds of people stood aloof in Waterloo
There's no sunset, sunset

And when he gets to this mythic place
The streets are dirty, dark and deep
There is no rest there
There is no place to lay a head to sleep, to sleep

There was a boy who ran away
From what he didn't know
Whom, he wouldn't say
He just had to go

Went to so much trouble
To banish you from my sight
He said that you're an accident
An accident about which I should forget, forget

And now that the wheel has gone around
He's back where he belongs
And he knows there is no hope
Only solace in the words of this song
Solace in the world of this song
Solace in the world of this song

There was a boy who ran away
From what he didn't know
Whom, he wouldn't say
He just, he had to go


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"The Boy Who Ran Away" as written by Kai Fish Henry William Harrison

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    General CommentThis ones about child abuse....the boy who ran away...and being called an "accident"
    Rinnyon March 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentcan you please explain why you thing "this ones about child abuse" i personally can't see it. i would say it's about the frustration of youth. i also like the kinks reference. great song from an even better album.
    light_bulbon March 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits about a boy who runs away from home but is then not accepted in his new home so he has to return to his original home.
    ordinaryboyon April 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about child abuse.
    A member of the jets was abused as a child, and this song was written about it
    But im sure they'd like to keep it relativley private..
    LarrikinLoveron May 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentis there actually no sunset in waterloo?
    freakystyleyon December 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti cant understand this past the whole abuse thing
    i just think its written really well
    and love it very much
    2HANDSon December 22, 2007   Link

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