"Runaway" as written by and Mann/moore....
I've got my things packed
My favorite pillow
Got my sleeping bag
Climb out the window
All the pictures and pain
I left behind
All the freedom and fame
I've gotta find
And I wonder
How long it'll take them to notice that I'm gone
And I wonder
How far it'll take me

To run away
It don't make any sense to me
Run away
This life makes no sense to me
Run away
It don't make any sense to me
Run away
It don't make any sense to me

I was just trying to be myself
Have it your way; I'll meet you in hell
It's all these secrets that I shouldn't tell
I've got to run away
It's hypocritical of you
Do as you say, not as you do
I'll never be your perfect girl
I've got to run away

I'm too young to be
Taken seriously
But I'm too old to believe
All this hypocrisy
And I wonder
How long it'll take them to see my bed is made
And I wonder
If I was a mistake

I might have nowhere left to go
But I know that I cannot go home
These words are strapped inside my head
Tell me to run before I'm dead
Chase the rainbows in my mind
And I will try to stay alive
Maybe the world will know one day
Why won't you help me run away?

It don't make any sense to me
Run away
This life makes no sense to me
Run away

I could sing for change
On a Paris street
Be a red light dancer
In New Orleans
I could start again
To the family
I could change my name
Come and go as I please
In the dead of night
You'll wonder where I've gone
Wasn't it you?
Wasn't it you?
Wasn't it you that made me run away?

I was just trying to be myself
Have it your way; I'll meet you in hell
All these secrets that I shouldn't tell
I've got to run away
It's hypocritical of you
Do as you say, not as you do
Never be your perfect girl
I've got to run away
It don't make any sense to me
Run away
This life makes no sense to me
Run away
It don't make any sense to me
Run away
It don't make any sense to me

This life makes no sense to me
It don't make no sense to me
It don't make any sense to me
Life don't make any sense to me


Lyrics submitted by xotinyox

"Runaway" as written by Joshua R. Harris Felicia Celeste Stoney

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

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  • +7
    My InterpretationI'm a huge fan of P!nk and I listen to her albums on repeat.

    This is just my interpretation;

    In this song she is trying to run away from something which causes her pain, but I believe she is really running from herself. 'Wasn't it you that made me run away' is almost a question, trying to shift the blame onto somebody else. I think she is her own worst enemy in this song, but is searching for other people or things to blame her feelings on, not being able to cope with her emotions. Instead, she listened to the voice in her head telling her to 'run before [she's] dead'. She has lost control of her emotions and is searching for a way out of it, a new way of life. This could perhaps relate to the divorce of her parents, as she has referred to in many of her songs. P!nk is not only an artist, but a philosopher. She is deep, but I don't think she realizes it. Although her attitude is rather 'go with the flow', her songs tell a different story. She is very deep, and very complex.
    alicek14on May 08, 2010   Link
  • +4
    General CommentIts one of the best songs that pink could ever write!!
    And it relates so much with my life..
    sometimes all you want to do is to runaway because nothing makes sense anymore, you want something bigger for you, you want to feel free but most important you want to be yourself
    And that is exactly one of the things that i most love about pink
    she is always herself!!! and she never pretends to be something that she is not
    kaR!naon July 12, 2007   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI'm too young to be
    Taken seriously
    But I'm too old to believe
    All this hypocrisy

    Wow. Don't you just love it when you've been thinking something for ages, and then you find it written down somehwere, in a song or a book, and it's perfect.
    loubylouxxon January 14, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is such a beautiful song. Whenever I get really upset at my life, I just listen to it as tears stream down my face. it really hits home to me.
    SamiDianeon February 09, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commenthave it your way, i'll meet you in hell.

    damn fucking right.
    thrwmyhrtawy.on July 09, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song means so much to me. Especially the lyrics:

    I was just trying to be myself
    Have it your way I'll meet you in hell
    All these secrets that I shouldn't tell I've got to run away
    It's hypocritical of you
    Do as you say not as you do
    Never be your perfect girl

    It just reminds me of the horrible secrets within my family, things I can never tell anyone else. And my mother and how vile she is...This song really just describes my life.
    LizzieBearon May 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti believe that she's runnig away from her own mind and that she doesn´t like what she finds and basicly wants a new life for herself
    fannzlaon June 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's quite a self explanitory song...but i think it's any amazing one at that!!
    I love the way the song changes mood, like quite subdued and sad and then suddenly quite angry! it's great im sure lots of girls can relate to this song...it's another really hard hitting song by Pink

    well good lyric in this song
    "It's hypocritical of you
    Do as you say not as you do"

    second chorus rules to be fair !!
    pinkaholicon July 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmy favorite song from pink at the moment
    its AMAZING how she says EVERYTHING that i felt and still kind-of feel

    "I've got my things packed
    My favorite pillow
    Got my sleeping bag
    Climb out the window
    All the pictures and pain
    I left behind
    All the freedom and fame
    I've gotta find
    And I wonder
    How long it'll take them to notice that I'm gone
    And I wonder
    How far it'll take me"
    ----
    i did pack up and go out my window, wondering if they would notice i was gone the next morning



    "To run away
    It don't make any sense to me
    Run away
    This life makes no sense to me
    Run away
    It don't make any sense to me
    Run away
    It don't make any sense to me"
    --------
    nothing makes sense and its like "i cant take the confusion" and just leave it all behind


    "I was just trying to be myself
    Have it your way I'll meet you in hell
    It's all these secrets that I shouldn't tell I've got to run away
    It's hypocritical of you
    Do as you say not as you do
    I'll never be your perfect girl
    I've got to run away"
    -----------------
    first time i herd this part, i teared up because it was so true and so raw, i dont think any teenager HASEN'T felt this way
    i do sometimes debate with myself on it

    mmhmm
    BSoJealouson June 14, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIm pretty sure the lyrics are actually.

    "these Voices trapped inside my had, tell me to run b4 i'm dead' Not,
    'These words are strapped inside my head Tell me to run before I'm dead'

    &
    'You can go your way, i'll meet you in hell' instead of
    'Have it your way I'll meet you in hell'

    I got those lines off the lyrics in the CD case. So yeaah.


    Anywayyy its an excellent song, can really relate to P!nk's music. She's an amazing artist. Very powerful song once again. Good on her. I love it.
    Thanks4Nothingon December 30, 2009   Link

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