So here I am
Treading water again
This is not what I had planned
When I saw this day

We run so fast
With the wind on our tails
And the hope in our young hearts
Yeah we run so fast
Oh we run so, we run so fast

Until now I've been bold
I've laughed at fire
I've danced through the unknown
Oh but lately things have shaked me

Some paint this land
For a want to believe
There's a hole in a dead end
That you can let me see

This dark is strong
I've been trying to move
But the inside is square one
It won't let me through

Until now I've been bold
I've laughed at fire
I've danced through the unknown
But lately things have shaked me

Do we ever have control?
I swear I thought I knew where rivers flow
But lately things have shaked me


Lyrics submitted by IvoryKeys618

We Run So Fast song meanings
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    General CommentOh, this song means so much to me... I feel like what she's saying here is that she's starting to realize that life doesn't go on forever. When you're young you have this feeling of invincibility. You feel like you're on top of the world and nothing can happen to you or bring you down. This song to me is about someone realizing that all of that isn't true... I learned this lesson the hard way. Recently, I lost my best friend in a car accident. She was only 16 and the driver was speeding and hill-hopping... The moment I found out that my friend was dead it just hit me so hard that everything can end in a split second. This song makes me think of that. "Until now I've been bold. I've laughed at fire. I've danced through the unknown. But lately things have shaked me." It's like this person is learning that lesson as well. Something bad has happened and shaken that feelng of invincibility out of them and now they are beginning to realize that it can happen to them to. I think this is such an important thing to learn... especially before it's too late... this really hits me hard.
    dleduddeton August 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song is about thinking you have everything set and figured out, but then things just don't go the way you originally thought. Like I thought I was fine, I thought I could go to a university and just breeze right through, make a bunch of friends, and get a good job...didn't happen. Now I feel like I'm back at square one. (so here I am treading water again, this is not what I had planned...)
    jjm1936on May 16, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti love this song so much. it's come to be one of my favorite missy songs... especially lyrically.

    i've heard a few bits sung with just minor differences, here and there. probably more recent.

    oh, we run so fast
    with the wind on our tails
    and the hope in our young hearts
    yeah, we run so fast
    thought we could not
    we just could not fail

    some paint this land
    for a want to believe
    there's a hole in the dead end
    you might let me see

    oh, and if i ever had control
    i swear i thought i knew where rivers flowed
    oh, but lately things
    have shaked me

    TheWrongGirlon July 16, 2010   Link
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    General Commentwho knows where i can download (or buy, i don't care) this song?
    audiohostemon April 24, 2012   Link

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