"Running Away" as written by and Douglas Sean/estrin Robb....
I don't want you to give it all up
And leave your own life collecting dust
And I don't want you to feel sorry for me
You never gave us a chance to be

And I don't need you to be by my side
And tell me that everything's all right
I just wanted you to tell me the truth
You know I'd do that for you

So why are you running away?
Why are you running away?

I did enough to show you that I
Was willing to give and sacrifice
And I was the one who was lifting you up
When you thought your life had had enough
And when I get close you turn away,
There's nothing that I can do or say
So now I need you to tell me the truth
You know I'd do that for you

So why are you running away?
Why are you running away?

Is it me? Is it you?
Nothing that I can do
To make you change your mind

Is it me? Is it you?
Nothing that I can do
Is it a waste of time?

Is it me? Is it you?
Nothing that I can do
To make you change your mind

So why are you running away?
Why are you running away?
(what is it I have to say?)
So why are you running away?
(to make you admit you're afraid)
Why are you running away?


Lyrics submitted by Mopnugget

"Running Away" as written by Daniel Estrin Douglas Robb

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentmannn i love this song! basically he likes this girl and hes goin through a rough time and he needs her to be there but she won't and shes just walking away from him.. doesn't really want anything to do with him... and he doesn't get it & is saying how its not fair b/c he was there for her through hard times and will be there for her no matter what... so its just not making sense to him why she can't see what she's doing...

    ok im done :)
    melissyon January 13, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is dear to my heart now only because i"m feeling the very same way. This girl I'm head over heels for still has issues with her ex-fiance which hasn't been a part of her life in the last 2 years, but is the very thing that is preventing her from having a relationship with me. she's still scared of what he thinks of her and what he still says to her friends about her. i know that deep down inside she's still in love with him. maybe she's in love with the fact that she was once in love and doesn't want to get hurt again. i know it's on her mind more than she's let on, but she just doesn't want to talk to me about it. she needs to open up and tell me what's bothering her, because i know there's something on her mind that is making her freak out the way she does. girls are so neurotic sometimes...
    makananion May 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentoh this is so my song! this song means that he's tried so hard to be able to be as close as possible to this girl, but she keeps running away because she can't admit to herself that she wants him. she's afraid to get caught up in something with him, even though he's giving his all to her. she just doesn't realize what she's missing yet- and he's trying to show her.
    incubushunnieon May 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIn my opinion this song means that... there is this guy and him and his g/f are broken up and he wants to know why she left him, he helped her out and was going to do anything for her, he still wanted to be there for her but she didnt...This song made me cry when i heard it cause of what me and my ex just went through.
    Markbon April 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is absolutely incredible. I recently went through a breakup that just killed me, and this song was constantly playing through my head. I had dated a girl who told me that I was the only one for her because she could only be who she truly wanted to be when she was with me. I always told her the truth and I expected her to do the same. We dated for over a year and then I found out she had been lying to me for months...but I forgave her. Because I couldn't let things go with one mistake; everyone deserves a second chance.

    Anyway, about a month later she broke up with me and refused to give me a reason why. She just ran away and refused to have anything to do with me. It turns out she left me to become a completely different person than she had been...and not in a good way. Yet, despite all I had done for her, she couldn't tell me the truth, even though she knew it tore me apart to not have a reason for the breakup. This song summed up my feelings perfectly because it so accurately describes the feeling of pain, betrayal, and the desire of truth. That pain kinda never goes away...

    But hey, that's life for you. The strongest person isn't the person who never gets hurt; it's the person who can come back from unbearable pain and be better than they were before it.
    giftsandcurseson April 15, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHave Hoobastank but haven't listened to much of it yet...so far I like what I hear...this song is really good...I agree with your thoughts. This song is very true, makes a lot of sense to me.
    on January 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's a question, an expression of sorrow, disbelief and yearning among many things. i relate to this song purely because i've run away fro, loads of things and people close to me have run away from me...
    dudleyjon January 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit's a question, an expression of sorrow, disbelief and yearning among many things. i relate to this song purely because i've run away fro, loads of things and people close to me have run away from me...
    dudleyjon January 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song puts me in an indescribable mood. It relates to me a lot, and it makes me feel weird because I know exactly what he means.
    Meegison February 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMost people can relate to this song. It is the complete opposite of the industry manufactured trash to sell platinum. Orange county has some of the best bands
    Misconstruedon February 10, 2002   Link

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