"Runnin'" as written by Brian Kennedy Seals, Balewa M. Muhammad, Candice Clotiel Nelson, Ezekiel L. Lewis and Patrick Michael Smith....
Runnin' away runnin' away
Hey hey hey runnin' away

I had the perfect girl we'd spend together hours everyday
You'd say that I had it made and I was all for the commitment
But then she started wantin' more from me
And my mind began to change suddenly I didn't feel the same
I didn't know what I was doing

I was dodging commitment start but don't finish
My aim was always the same girl I know I been trippin'
I'm confessin' I'm confessin' so baby just hear me out
I'm confessin' I'm confessin' so baby just see me off
I wanna show my heart but I don't know where to start

So I keep runnin'
With real love in my face
Why am I breakin' away
I keep runnin'
So scared of the heartbreak
So scared of makin' mistakes
I keep runnin'
When all I really need is you
All I really need is you
But I keep on runnin' away
Hey hey hey

I caught a second wind of happiness when I met this girl
And then we became the best of friends we went
From half full to half empty I took a detour tryin' to find myself
But I'm on this road again want out of this box I'm in
I made it harder to be with me

I was dodging commitment start but don't finish
My aim was always the same girl I know I been trippin'
I'm confessin' I'm confessin' so baby just hear me out
I'm confessin' I'm confessin' so baby just see me off
I wanna show my heart but I don't know where to start

So I keep runnin'
With real love in my face
Why am I breakin' away
I keep runnin'
So scared of the heartbreak
So scared of makin' mistakes
I keep runnin'
When all I really need is you
All I really need is you
But I keep on runnin' away
Hey hey hey

I'm 'bout to break down baby I'm done
No I can't keep up runnin' this marathon
No need to rest when I already won
And if I got you by my side girl I already won

It's like lookin' for a treasure when it's already mine
It don't make sense don't make sense
No matter how hard I try to define
I'm comin' face to face with myself
I know I don't need don't need no one else
So can somebody tell me where I'm goin'
So can somebody tell me where I'm goin'

I keep runnin'
With real love in my face
Why am I breakin' away
I keep runnin'
So scared of the heartbreak
So scared of makin' mistakes
I keep runnin'
When all I really need is you
All I really need is you
But I keep on runnin' away
I keep runnin'
With real love in my face
Why am I breakin' away
I keep runnin'
So scared of the heartbreak
So scared of makin' mistakes
I keep runnin'
When all I really need is you
All I really need is you
But I keep on runnin' away
Hey hey hey

Runnin' away runnin' away hey hey hey
Runnin' away runnin' away hey hey hey


Lyrics submitted by __midnightdreary

"Runnin'" as written by Mark J. Feist Helen Jayne Culver

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentHow has no one commented this yet? This song is absolutely amazing. I believe this song is about a boy confused over a girl, and yet another girl. I think he is scared to know that she might be the real thing, and he's scared of true love. He's probably been in many bad relationships in the past, and now that something good comes along, he's running scared from something that may be great. He know's that this girl is the one person he can't be without, but there are many different reasons that are holding him back.
    Sunset19on October 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti agree with you sunset19. it seems like he's saying that he's afraid that this relationship is too good to be true so he's running away from it to protect himself from getting hurt. and its an awesome song
    aaliyah4everon October 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a boy whose to consumed with not wanting committment to actually committ to this girl.
    He knows how amazing she is but he just can't settle down.
    He's too into himself and how much fun he's going to have before he's tied down.
    And then he finally realizes that she is more than he deserves and wakes up. Unlike some guys.
    loandbeholdon March 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWow, I just discovered this awesome song.. But I think it's about a boy who had some relationships but they all end up in a break-up and now he finally founds the ''one girl'' but now he is afraid to get hurt again, and he doesn't know what to do.
    Begendaryon December 13, 2012   Link

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