"Run a Mile" as written by Finn Bjarnson, Finn Bjarnson, John Hancock, John Hancock, Ryan Raddon, Ryan Raddon, Becky Jean Williams and Becky Jean Williams....
Wasn't quite sure before, but now I'm believing.
I know there were necessary things about you leaving.
Maybe I knew right well how I was on about it.
Twice over and again I learned to doubt it.

And I'm sorry. I blew it.
I'll never say there ain't nothin' to it.
And I saw it and I knew it.
I know you know what it's still doing.

Thought if I gave an inch, you might not run a mile.
Baby now I see why the Mona Lisa smiles.
She smiles at me. x5


Thought I might still try to soften up the edges.
I backed up, stepped away and you still seemed restless.

And I saw it and I knew it.
I recognize what it's still doing.
I deserved it, you knew it.
You stood close to the line when I drew it.

Thought if I gave an inch, you might not run a mile.
Baby now I see why the Mona Lisa smiles.
She smiles at me. x3

And I saw it and I knew it.
I closed my eyes to stride right through it.
Had it coming and I knew it.
I needed it and now I've gone through it.

Thought if I gave an inch, you might not run a mile.
Baby now I see why the Mona Lisa smiles.
Thought if I gave an inch, you might not run a mile.
Baby now I see why the Mona Lisa smiles.
She smiles at me. x10


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    General CommentAnyone care to give a meaning?
    lolpaon November 05, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationThe artist's meaning is cryptic and this interpretation might not be correct, but here is what I think it means:

    The context for this is a relationship between a woman and a man in a dating relationship.

    "you might not run a mile"
    The "mile" is the commitment to marriage, a lifelong relationship.

    "If I gave an inch..."
    What is something that, if a woman gives a man, that would make him "get what he wanted" and then have no more reason to stay? The thing is sex.

    "You stood close to the line when I drew it"
    She set personal boundaries to avoid getting sexually involved, but the man "stood close" and likely pushed the boundaries, showing his true desires.

    "I see why Mona Lisa smiles ... she smiles at me"
    I am not completely sure about this, but the smile carries an emotion of sympathy to how the girl feels as a result of this situation.

    I might be wrong, so take this interpretation with skepticism.
    forest51690on May 09, 2016   Link

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