"Runaway" as written by and Aurora Aksnes Magnus Aserud Skylstad....
I was listening to the ocean
I saw a face in the sand
But when I picked it, oh
Then it vanished away from my hand

I had a dream I was seven
Climbing my way in a tree
I saw a piece of heaven
Waiting impatient for me, along

And I was running far away
Would I run off the wall someday?
Nobody knows, nobody knows
And I was dancing in the rain
I felt alive and I can't complain

But now take me home
Take me home where I belong
I can't take it anymore

I was painting a picture
The picture was a painting of you and
For a moment I thought you were there
But again, it wasn't true
And all this time I have been lying
Oh, lying in secret to myself
I've been putting sorrow on the forest plains
On my show, da di da

And I was running far away
Would I run off the wall someday?
Nobody knows, nobody knows
And I was dancing in the rain
I felt alive and I can't complain

But now take me home
Take me home where I belong
I got no other place to go
But now take me home
Take me home where I belong
I got no other place to go
But now take me home
Take me home where I belong
I can't take it anymore

But I kept running
For a soft place to fall
And I kept running
For a soft place to fall
And I kept running
For a soft place to fall
But I kept running
For a soft place to fall

And I was running far away
Would I run off the wall someday?

But now take me home
Take me home where I belong
I got no other place to go
But now take me home
Take me home where I belong
I got no other place to go
But now take me home
Home where I belong
No, no, no
Take me home, home where I belong
Oh, oh
Take me home, home where I belong
No, no, no
Take me home, home where I belong
I can't take it anymore


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"Runaway" as written by Aurora Aksnes Magnus Aserud Skylstad

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    My InterpretationI think I have a possible interpretation of this song:

    I was listening to the ocean
    I saw a face in the sand
    But when I picked it up
    Then it vanished away from my hands

    - when you get closer to the person you dream about (picking their face from the sand), then you lose them...

    I had a dream I was seven
    Climbing my way in a tree
    I saw a piece of heaven
    Waiting, impatient, for me

    - the real beauty you are striving for is up there, but you cannot reach it, because you are searching for it in a wrong place (in the person you love) even though it's impatiently waiting for you to realise that you won't find real love in them, but in yourself, or "up there"

    And I was running far away
    Would I run off the world someday?
    Nobody knows, nobody knows
    And I was dancing in the rain
    I felt alive and I can't complain
    But now take me home
    Take me home where I belong
    I can't take it anymore

    - you run away from the real beauty and search for love in the person. You are with them with all the ups and downs and crazy things (dancing in the rain), and you cannot complain, because your love for them is so strong, that you are willing to tolerate the pain of them not loving you back, just to be with them. But the longer it takes, the weaker you are and you strive for safety and peace again (take me home)

    I was painting a picture
    The picture was a painting of you
    And for a moment I thought you were here
    But then again, it wasn't true
    And all this time I have been lying
    Oh, lying in secret to myself
    I've been putting sorrow on the farest place on my shelf

    - you paint a picture of how perfect the person is in your own mind, but you are constatly hitting a wall and being reminded that they aren't the same as your dream of them (i thought you were here but then again it wasn't true). You are lying to yourself that one day they will fall in love with you out of the blue, and you are convincing yourself that you're happy with them, when you're actually in pain (i've been putting sorrow on the farest place on my shelf).

    Take me home where I belong
    I got no other place to go

    - Sooner or later, you realise that the only option is to leave, return back to when life was beautiful and free, sadly without this amazing person, who doesn't love you back even if they want to


    Why this came to my mind:

    I recently confessed to a girl who I had loved very much for a long time. She couldn't love me back. We tried being together but it just didn't work, I was miserable because she was quite cold to me, while I was falling for her even more with each time we've seen each other. When I tried to end, she insisted on continuing, then one day I just couldn't do it anymore and cut off all contact. A few days later, she returned to her ex boyfriend.

    It still hurts, but this song kind of helped me get over it. I hardly ever cry, but listening to this made me cry and realise that I was under control of someone whom I loved, but they didn't see the beauty of our relationship, and I have been searching for what I can only find alone in her. And when I read the lyrics from the perspective of someone who's been through unrequited love, it kind of made sense.
    kříž543on January 28, 2016   Link
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    General CommentIt's amazing how we find songs like these, I have so many songs that I don't know much about the artists. So all you have are the lyrics, and you instantly connect with them on that point.

    Amazing song
    Jovovicon July 22, 2017   Link

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