No more runnin says my mind
All this movement has just
Proved your kisses are too fine

Hold the harmony
That I see
Friends I once had
Turn their thoughts away from me

No more runnin
I've got to breathe
On back porches
With the torch of a firefly-lit tree

It's what I hoped for
It's what I hoped for

No more runnin
No more runnin

I lock my bones and
Trip my feet
I told them
I'll find a place to be

Stick like candy
In your teeth
Will you lose your faith in me?

No more runnin
Says my mind
All this movement has just
Proved your kisses are too fine

It's what I hoped for
It's what I hoped for

No more runnin
No more runnin
No more runnin
No more runnin


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  • +6
    My InterpretationThis song is about taking small steps. Yes, you want to accomplish goals and live out your dreams ("Daily Routine" and "Lion in a Coma" contrasted with "No More Runnin"); yes, you want to take your romantic relationship to the next level ("Bluish" contrasted with "Guys Eyes"); yes, you want to raise children already; but you have to do it in small steps or else your body will crash. One day at a time. It's important for your body and mind to relax; it's important to love and care for yourself.

    Placing "Brother Sport" after this song speaks to shy people and lazy people who relax more than they accomplish; that song tells them to open up and voice your opinions and do things.

    The whole album is seriously an archetypal Jungian type of journey.
    backyardgypsyon February 17, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General Commentno comments?

    this song is hypnotic

    the 'no more runnin' after 'it's what i hoped for' is orgasmic
    colintroyon December 30, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General Commenti put this song on repete when i can't sleep. it's like a lullaby for me. and it's a personal song to me, because i've run away from a lot of good things, and i think thats what this song is about. hwo sometiems, you just have to stop running from shit you need to take care of, and deal with.
    birdogyceon December 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think avey sings this song, but the "its what i hoped for / no more runnin'" i think is sung by both in harmony.

    this is perhaps the best song on the album. the calmest, but the most delicate and beautiful.
    zoolahon January 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAbout the profound emotions you experience that cannot be replicated or replaced.
    "Your kisses are too fine."

    About trying to escape the vulnerability, only to realize that it will follow you.

    "You are candy in my teeth."
    LunaFlyon June 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSimply stunning. Certainly, it's become clear that a good portion of Merriweather regards relationship commitment -- the narrator riding himself of fears and reservations, and embracing his girlfriend/wife no holds bar.

    Anyone know if it's Panda or Avey singing the "It's what I hopes for" and the "No more running"?
    mikecon January 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is becoming my favorite off the new album, totally mellow but completely effective. Love it.
    iawakeon January 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPanda sings 'Its what i hoped for' & 'No more running' parts while Avey joins in at 'running & whoa' part..rest of the song is sung by avey alone except for the backing vocals by Panda..

    On the whole , most of the songs with high notes like My Girls,Daily Routine,Guys Eyes, Brother sport,all falsetto parts in Bluish('Put on the dress that i like' & 'Keep on your stockings for a while' & others like '
    apartment babe'/ 'kiss you there' etc) & all the high regions in 'Summertime clothes' are sung by Panda..& ofcourse
    'this wilderness up in my head,
    this wilderness that's up in my head,
    this wilderness needs to get right out of my clothes and get into my bedroom.' part in Lion in a coma..
    :)
    pranav ojhaon March 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentinteresting. i had been thinking the first line ended: "all this movement has just proved your kisses hard to find" which makes sense.
    the actual lyrics have a different feel them, i like it.
    mahmahon November 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song speaks to me because whenever there is a big issue, trouble, or stress, I just push it out of my mind. I don't think about what needs to be done.
    PerfectJoeon January 05, 2012   Link

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