I could have told you why
It would have made me cry a little
I could have told you lies
It would have made me die a little
I could have told you anything
Except the truth which burns my middle

Run away that's what I did today
Run away there's nothing I could have said

You found another love
Someone to wipe away your tears
I left it all behind of me
Never to turn and face my fears
We may have fought with teeth and nails
I still recall your banking details

Run away that's what I did today
Run away there's nothing I could have said

those who cry and run away
Live to cry another day

Run away that's what I did today
Run away there's nothing I could have said
Run away that's what I did today
Run away there's nothing I could have said
Run away that's what I did today
Run away there's nothing I could have said
But cry a little
Lie a little
Die, just a little


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  • +1
    General Commentreally. fucking. catchy.
    universal remonsteron September 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI guess anyone considering running away might want to listen to this song. Its completely true though...for the most part those who are running away are just running away from their fears, contrary to facing them. It has a really catchy beat, but thinking about the lyrics is pretty sad.
    lald99on October 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song has a personal meaning to me. I always thought SFA was a great band and I have come to love them (particularly Gruff Rhys) since I bought this album. Gruff has delivered the story very well with that voice he has. In my opinion, this song is more than fine because it's autobiographical!
    dandywarholzzzon March 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song kinda sounds like the shins' 'phantom limb.' both songs = very catchy = beastly quality. :P
    evilbabyon May 11, 2008   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionI'm pretty sure the words in the chorus are "Run away, that's where I need to be." While what is listed above makes more sense, I think I'm right here. You can really hear it in the key change section.
    jakeisontheinterneton April 28, 2012   Link

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