"Going Away" as written by and Meg/frampton Frampton....
Please don't forget me, I'm going away.
I'm taking a taxi to Kentucky, where they don't even know
All about me; I just need to feel safe.
I've got a thousand sweaters, and shoes, and paintings to hide;
The skeletons in my way, (don't ask where) I'm going

I'm going away, I'm going my way.
Finally, it's my time, to be lonely enough. Unloved and I can't wait.
Don't forget what I said; don't forget my letter.
Every night I pray for you.
I don't got a religion. isn't that something? I miss those days.

I see that bottle; it's now ten years aged.
I've got the marbles I could sell for money;
Got a pair of fresh shaved legs.
Won't you baby come with me?
I've got a extra space
In my car, in my heart, in my mind
Look there's the passenger seat by the boat that you gave
Don't know where I'm going

I'm going away, I'm going my way.
Finally it's my time, to be lonely enough. Unloved and I can't wait.
Don't forget what I said; don't forget my letter.
Every night I pray for you,
I don't got a religion. isn't that something? I miss those days.

Well he said, slow down; slow down;
Think it over; we've all got wretched closets.
A silly girl pride kills more than AIDS
Lately I say come on, I've thought it over,
I don't wanna die here; I've no desire to get married.

I can't read the others anymore.
Alone; I must learn to race myself

I'm going away, I'm going my way
Finally it's my time, to be lonely enough. Unloved and I can't wait
Please forget what I said, please forget my letter.
Every night I pray for you;
I don't got a religion to think that something will make those days.

I, I'm not going halfway
I'll find my way
I, I, every night I pray for you,
Don't believe in Heaven or that it could be a happy place
I, I'm going away


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"Going Away" as written by Meg Frampton Dia Frampton

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    General CommentDirectly from the booklet that came with the CD:

    Going Away

    Please don’t forget me.
    I’m going away.
    I’m taking a taxi to Kentucky
    where they don’t need to know all about me.
    I just need to feel safe.
    I’ve got a thousand sweaters and shoes
    and paintings to hide the skeletons in my bed.
    Don’t ask where I’m going.
    I’m going away. I’m going my way.
    Finally it’s my time to be lonely,
    and lost, unloved and I can’t wait.
    Don’t forget what I said. Don’t forget my letter.
    Every night I pray for you. I don’t got no religion,
    isn’t that something? I’ll miss those days.
    I saved that bottle, it’s now 10 years aged.
    I’ve got some bibles I could sell for money,
    and a pair of fresh shaved legs.
    Won’t you baby come with me?
    I’ve got extra space, in my car, in my heart, in my mind,
    look there’s the passenger seat by the postcards you gave.
    (Don’t know where I’m going).

    [Chorus]

    But he said, “Slow down. Slow down.
    Think it over. We’ve all got wretched closets,
    but silly girl pride kills more than aids lately.”
    I said, “Come on. I’ve thought it over. I don’t want to die here.
    I’ve no desire to get married.”
    I can’t race the others anymore.
    No. I must learn to race myself.

    I’m going away. I’m going my way.
    Finally it’s my time to be lonely,
    and lost, unloved and I can’t wait.
    Please forgive what I said. Please forgive my letter.
    (I’ll find my way).
    Every night I pray for you, I don’t got no religion
    isn’t that something I’ll miss those days.
    I...I...I’m not going half way!
    Every night I pray for you. Don’t believe in heaven.
    Or that it could be a happy place. I’m going away.
    Myownhappyendingon May 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlike the song
    Breakingbenjaminfanon April 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe lyrics here are all wrong. this is a kickass song though. i think it is about a girl refusing a proposal and/or running away from small town/conventional life. "finally it's my time to be lonely and lost, unloved and i can't wait." she wants some independence!
    aprilanne143on April 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about someone who leaves home thinking they're going to have this life-changing experience, but knows deep down they are deluding themselves (hence the "skeletons in my way") When they talk about it being their time "to be lonely, lost, unloved" I think the person views these as conventional experience that they have to have at some point in their life, and they're going away in order to do that. Then there's this other voice in the song, almost like the voice of reason, telling them that this isn't smart and that they're being reckless. But in the end, the person decides to leave anyway.
    runningincircles72on July 25, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"Going away," I wrote at the very beginning of my break up. When I was most afraid, so in turn, I felt the strongest, the most sanguine. It lasted only a week, that strength, that hope, that spirit, but while it lasted it was real. It was the most courageous I had felt in a long while, and I wrote the most optimistic sad song I could, and that is what I got. - Dia (from the Meg & Dia MySpace blog)
    imtheunsubon September 06, 2011   Link

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