"The (Runaway) Artist" as written by and Robert Gene Ragan Ii Doug Mccarthy....
Standing side of the street
I see her walking away
Her car and bags are packed
Heading straight for L.A.
More of a reason to go
Less of a reason to stay
With every mile she goes
A memory fades away
Not really hip in her school
Unsatisfied with her crowd
Only looking for someplace
Where she can be found
The poetry that she writes
A different kind of release
If they can't hear her scream
Maybe they'll hear her sing

La, la, la, la
La, la, la, la
And I know that she will be fine if she tries

The days turned into months
The months they turned into years
On a road to fame
Shedding too many tears
A few letters to home
It just wasn't the same
They even made her change her name
Well on the way to work
Turned on the radio
And I heard a familiar voice that I know
She had gotten her dream
And became a star
And her voice rang out from in my car

La, la, la, la
La, la, la, la
And I know that she will be fine if she tries
And she sang
La, la, la, la
La, la, la, la
And I know that she will be fine if she tries

But she's trying to hard to run away
From everything she left behind
And if she's gonna do this on her own then she leaves tonight
And they call her a runaway

La, la, la, la
La, la, la, la
And I know that she will be fine if she tries

La, la, la, la
La, la, la, la
And I know that she will be fine if she tries
And she said
"You're not gonna take away my dream (la, la, la, la)
Cause I'm running away and soon you'll see (la, la, la, and I know)
That things will be fine if I try" (that she will be fine if she tries)
And she said
"You're just wasting your breath on me (la, la, la, la)
Cause I made up my mind and soon you'll see (la, la, la, and I know)
That things will be fine if I try" (that she will be fine if she tries)
And they called her a runaway


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    General CommentThis song is amazing. Pretty self explainatory because it tell's a story.

    This girl isn't a pariah but she isn't too hip growing up. Nobody really hears her, so she decides two things. To be heard, she has to get out of her close-minded town, and she's going to sing her own truths. She turns into success, she gets on the radio. But there is a price with the success. She sort of loses her roots, and that ties into how much world changes her; down to her own name.

    The girl seems to be pushing judgment away, and she's saying she'll be fine, even if she is dubbed a "runaway" if she just tries.
    punchdrunkloveon May 26, 2010   Link

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