"Don't Be Afraid To Run" as written by and Greg Graffin....
Down in the holler there's a thriving town
A treasure trove that makes the world go 'round,
When the city barons bring their legal papers and guns,
Oh darlin', don't be afraid to run

When we came to settle here we came to stay,
Maybe raise a family, earn a decent wage,
Now every public servant reeks of suspicion,
So darlin' don't be afraid to run

Darlin' don't be afraid to run,
And don't turn your back on the noonday sun,
Someday redemption will wash everyone,
But there's no telling when that day will come
So darlin' don't be afraid to run

Maybe we'll rendezvous out in nowheresville,
Or maybe we'll find each other runnin' still
Until we reach that auspicious liaison
Darlin' don't be afraid to run

Darlin' don't be afraid to run,
And don't turn your back on the noonday sun,
The people will greet you with derision,
You'll never be their model citizen
So darlin' don't be afraid to run




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"Don't Be Afraid to Run" as written by Greg Graffin

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    General CommentWell this could definitly be an acoustic BR song
    I think it may be about just a place that has become corrupt hence the "When the city barons bring their legal papers and guns
    Oh darlin' don't be afraid to run" I think he's telling the antagonist to just get the hell outta there
    kilewithanion February 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIn the second stanza he says, "Now every public servant reeks of suspicion."
    I would suggest that, "Don't be afraid to run," could be the idea that she should not be afraid to run for public office.
    The only way we will have good public servants will be if good people do indeed "run."
    paulnon April 14, 2013   Link

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