"Run Dry" as written by and Steve Mckellar Richard Wouters....
I got up and dusted off my running shoes
To see how far I could run away
I got up the hill and came down back again
And I blamed it all on you
The foolish things I do.

I tried to leave you
But I don't know how
I try to give you up a thousand times
I told myself all kinds of foolish lies
But it's your love, that won't run dry.

I have looked down all those drinking wells
In some of them I accidentally fell
But when I hit the bottom
All I came up with was a dry and empty shell.

I tried to leave you
But I don't know how
I try to give you up a thousand times
I told myself all kinds of foolish lies
But it's your love, that won't run dry.

I gave it in
I gave it all
I just don't know anymore
I can't take this
I just don't know anymore

I tried to leave you
But I don't know how
I try to give you up a thousand times
Ooh, I tell myself all kinds of foolish lies
Oh, but it's your love, it's your love, that won't run dry.

I tried to leave you
But I don't know how, oh
I try to give you up a thousand times
Yes, I told myself all kinds of foolish lies
Oh, but it's your love, it's your love, that won't run dry
Oh, it just won't run, it just won't run, dry, oh.
Ooh!


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"Run Dry" as written by Richard Wouters Andrew Mckellar

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    Song MeaningI am beginning with the premise that these guys are Christians. So many of their songs echo Christian truths. Especially this one.

    This song is a very artistic presentation of the Calvinist doctrine: Perseverance of the Saints or Eternal Security. This doctrine states that no matter what, someone who is God's chosen/elect cannot "lose their salvation" and will always come back to God.

    The beginning lyrics seem to make it clear that the character in this song is trying to run away. The question is: from what? My answer: from God. He even calls this running away foolishness. Indeed, this is what running from God appears like to the Christian believer because after returning, he sees how stupid running away in the first place was.

    Often these theological doctrines become very academic and detached from the real world. This song seems to demonstrate the anguish of a Christian rebelling from God. He tries to leave, but he never really can. He finds he knows now way to do it, and so he finds his solace in God's love which has no end.
    Demo318on December 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAre they Christians or do they just REALLY like girls? Or both? I can't tell.
    gmanyoon February 01, 2010   Link

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