"Runaway" as written by Wei Quan Chen, Yi Wei Wu and Cheng Jin Jiang....
Every new day that you start
Plans the minute you're flagging your heart
Where you waking up today
My little runaway

Every red eye that you cross
Makes the next feel serious
Where you waking up today
My little runaway (Repeat 4X)

Every silver shell that you crush
Will be enough
Where you gonna sleep today
My little runaway

When you feel like everyone
Wants to kill the unicorn
Where you waking up today
My little runaway (Repeat 16X)


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"Runaway" as written by Matthew A Thomas Ryan Keaton

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  • +2
    My InterpretationI believe the song is talking about drugs. "Where you gonna sleep today..." many times artists use "sleep" as a euphemism for getting high on drugs. "Where you waking up today..." many times when people are in the throngs of their addiction there is no telling where it will take them.

    "Every red eye that you cross makes the next feel serious..." once again, red eyes, getting high, making the next high feel more and more serious.

    "Every silver shell that you crush will be enough..." perhaps this is alluding to pills or some other narcotic.

    "When you feel like everyone wants to kill the unicorn..." at some point, those around an addict will try to get them to stop their behavior and habit. This "unicorn" would be a manifestation of the addict's fantasy that the drugs are good for their life and the people trying to seek help for the addict seems more like they want to kill the "fun".
    bestestfunbobbyon March 26, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Every new day that you start
    plans the minute you're flagging your heart "
    I think that the word "flag" in this context is a verb, meaning to signal. I think the subject of this song warns her heart of the usual trouble that she encounters.

    "every red eye that you cross
    makes the next feel serious "
    Since, the audience wakes up warning herself about love everyday, I think these two lines continue that idea. With every red eye that she crosses, indicates the countless let-downs from past relationships. Yet, in spite of all her disappointment, she thinks that the next relationship will actually be genuine.

    "every silver shell that you crush
    will be enough"
    I think this implies that the audience is an alcoholic. That's immediate what comes to my mind, when the speaker mentions crushing "silver shells".

    It kind of makes sense since the rest of song has the speaker asking the audience where she'll wake today or where she'll sleep. Honestly, I think it's about a person who sleeps around and constantly hurt by this because she takes all these encounters as serious relationships. She tries to warn herself but she's somehow fooled into thinking things are going to change this time.
    michinobu_zonedon June 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the second line is wrong: "plans the minute you're flagging your heart"

    sounds more like: "plants a miniature flag in your heart"
    DemonicClownon January 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThe () is my interpretation

    Every new day that you start
    plans the minute you're flagging your heart
    (Every new day that comes at you, you are busy to live a life without yourself, you run away from yourself, therefore, you’re a runaway)

    where you waking up today
    (When will you wake up from your coma, will you still let yourself sleep and run away from yourself)

    my little runaway
    (You find yourself, within the enemy, therefore you run, ´cause you’re not satisfied with yourself, you want to run and create an better version of you)

    every red eye that you cross
    (You are furious of seeing people that shapes you in another form, so you challenge them before you meet yourself, so you become cold-hearted)

    makes the next feel serious
    (And that makes the next one you meet feel serious and in a need to fit in so it doesn’t get pushed on the ground by you, so it chat up to what you want it to be, so you all can sleep within your wheel, its either drown or swim, sink or fly)

    where you waking up today
    (When will you wake up from your coma, will you still let yourself sleep and run away from yourself)

    my little runaway x4
    (Your find yourself, within the enemy, therefore you run, ´cause you’re not satisfied with yourself, you want to run and create an better version of you)

    every silver shell that you crush
    (Everyone that has a empty shell with your source within, you crush)
    will be enough
    (Will be enough to get lost in the wheel)

    where you gonna sleep today
    (So how long will you sleep away yourself?)

    my little runaway
    (Your find yourself, within the enemy, therefore you run, ´cause you’re not satisfied with yourself, you want to run and create an better version of you)

    when you feel like everyone
    wants to kill the unicorn
    (Can have 2 meanings;
    1; When everyone is too close to your barrier, and kills the unicorn of yourself that you creates, makes you wake up
    2. You see everyone and kill your unicorn, to conceal yourself forever)

    where you waking up today
    (When will you wake up from your coma, will you still let yourself sleep and run away from yourself)

    my little runaway x16
    (Your find yourself, within the enemy, therefore you run, ´cause you’re not satisfied with yourself, you want to run and create an better version of you)
    Monreflectionson April 11, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI wonder if this is a spoof on Del Shannon's 'Runaway'...

    "And I wonder, I wo wo wo wo wonder
    Why a why why why why why
    she ran away
    And I wonder where she will stay
    My little runaway
    Run run run run runaway"
    adrienne123089on May 27, 2008   Link

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