"She Runs Away" as written by and Duncan Sheik....
You may not see the end of it
But luckily she comes around
It isn't what she talks about
It's just the way she is

[Chorus]
(and she says)
Oh darlin' don't you know
The darkness comes and the darkness goes
Oh babe why don't you let it go?
Happiness ain't never how you think it should be so

I mystified the simple life
I covered up with consciousness
I saw myself and broke it down
'Til nothing more was left
She saw the symptoms right away
And spoke to me in poetry
"Sometimes the more you wonder why
The worse it seems to get"

[Chorus]

But she runs away
She runs away

And then you know there comes a time
You need her more than anything
You may believe yours are the wounds
That only she can heal
Then everything will turn around
And she becomes so serious
What she chose to offer you
Was all that you could have

[Chorus]

But she runs away
She runs away [Repeat: x3]


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"She Runs Away" as written by Duncan Sheik

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  • +1
    General Commentyea duncan is up there with del amitri, dave barnes, and maybe toad the wet sprocket as some of the most underappreciated artists in our time.
    Hatendencyon August 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is so scary how true this song is. The girl is just becoming more and more unattached in the relationship. The 2nd verse is the most touching. He is trying to figure out why is in the relationship and anaylzing everything and when the girl realizes she might lose him, she "speaks to him in poetry" and everything is okay again. "Sometimes the more you wonder why, the worse it seems to get" is the truest line from the whole song. The whole "ignorance is bliss" belief is so prevalent in relationships. The more you start realizing the problems and the other person in a relationship, the more fights and disagreements come up. "You may believe yours are the wounds that only she can heal"...he seriously thinks that she is the only one that can bring him comfort and to take away all the problems. And in the end, the comfort that he gets is the only one that he will get. She is incapable of caring about him the way that he cares about her.
    Chloe11on February 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful song, incredible melody. I love it.
    skizdion March 23, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnyone else think Duncan has to be THE most underappreciated artist ever?
    AngelofBradley1on June 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont know anything about this song, but someone that I like, love this song. So, i just listen to it everyday.. hehehe *hope he doesnt read it~!*
    shin_kuraon November 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA song for those that both know that it's over but can't quite cut the chord.
    gilbagon February 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with Chloe11. The second verse is the most powerful one in the song.

    I mystified the simple life
    I covered up with consciousness
    I saw myself and broke it down
    'Til nothing more was left


    I identify with these lyrics in a way I can't put into words. analysing can be a good thing and a bad thing.

    this is a very beautiful song, but I think my favourite version is the one that was released on the radio aka the version of the song that goes with the video. The tempo is still mellow, but it's somewhat faster, and there is more percussion.
    beatrizon March 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentChloe11 broke it down! Rock on!

    Does anyone know where I can find the video version of this song? I have the album, but video version is funkier to me.
    sixedhearton June 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is beautiful. just so. My favorite line is spoke to me in poetry. that seems to be the easiest way to make people believe what you say...
    angeleyes07on January 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is exactly what my ex-girlfriend keeps telling me... "Why don't you let it go?" "Sometimes the more you wonder why, the worse it seems to get." And she runs away. We've been on and off for years now, and each time she leaves, it just kills me.

    And I'm thinking it over anyway.
    ZidaneTribalon May 24, 2008   Link

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