There's a place I try to go, so far from here
I close my eyes, I try to, to disappear
I look around in my own way
But what I see I never, never really know
I wander 'round until I feel it coming on and then it's
It's time to go
I don't want to be here, falling out of place
Confusion's the consensus, fighting for my space

Can't stop the running, can't stop the running
The runaway emotions in me
Now you got them running, can't stop the running
The runaway emotions in me

I lived it, I live it, it's not easy to say
I felt it, I feel it, it's just another day
It scares me, why does it dare me
You know it ain't a fair fight
Pain overtakes me, it tries to break me
You know that something ain't right

Now you got them running, can't stop the running
The runaway emotions in me
Now you got them running, can't stop the running
The runaway emotions in me
Set my body free

They don't make no seat belt for the mind.
So I can't fasten up for this ride

Running away, can't stop the runaway emotions
Not right, can't fight
Can't stop the runaway emotions
Fighting, hiding, can't stop the runaway emotions
Hypnotized, paralyzed
Can't stop the runaway emotions

Can't stop the running, can't stop the running
The runaway emotions in me
Now you got them running, can't stop the running
The runaway emotions

I hate it, I hate me, like my consistency
I've seen it, I see it, I'm talking literally
So much lying, too much denying
It's time to face the facts
You can't help me
These cards were dealt me
Play out the final act

Now you got them running, can't stop the running
The runaway emotions in me
You got them running, can't stop the running
The runaway emotions in me
Set my body free

Oh no, you really done it this time

Can't stop the runaway emotions
Can't stop the runaway emotions

There's a place I try to go, so far from here
I close my eyes but I can't, can't disappear


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    General CommentFelt like this 10 years (or more) ago... I used to be a teenager, can you believe it ?
    And even after all those years, this album is one of my favorites.
    Mr.TreeUpsidedownon July 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song I beleive describes anxiety disorder and panic attacks how they sneak up on you when you least expect it. Your emotions feel like your running and the weaker you are to it's power it takes more hence getting more stregnth with your weakness
    Cadah69on January 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or even a psycological disorder.
    RichardHarriison January 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about the mind of a typical kid that is persecuted and bullied cause of the way he acts, dress, music he listens to ect. Hell, the talking parts talk about "I can never hate you as much as you hate me" (these lyrics are wrong by the way) and the person is always scared. He also hates how he just "can't disappear" from his problems.
    epicmikenomoreon July 31, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthere's some missing parts to this song:

    There's a place I try to go, so far from here
    I close my eyes, I try to, to disappear
    I look around in my own way
    But what I see I never, never really know
    I wander 'round until I feel it coming on and then it's
    It's time to go
    I don't want to be here, falling out of place
    Confusion's the consensus, fighting for my space

    And then you make me open my eyes, and come back,
    all I wanted was some time, some time to think,
    that’s all I needed, I would’ve been ok,
    with just a little time, my time not your time,
    you never have time, I don’t even know why I try,
    you’re probably here right now waiting,
    waiting for that moment to ambush me,
    slaughter my hopes, crush my confidence,
    pound me down, pound me down lower than you ever have before,
    just so you can grab my heart and rip it out,
    and then you chew on it, spit it out,
    throw it on the ground and stomp all over it,
    laughing, laughing hysterically,
    daring me to do something,
    knowing that I won’t, knowing that I can’t,
    knowing that you’re me and I’m you,
    and I can never hate you as much as you hate me,
    knowing the weaker I get, the stronger you are,
    knowing how weak I am, knowing how strong you are,

    Can't stop the running, can't stop the running
    The runaway emotions in me
    Now you got them running, can't stop the running
    The runaway emotions in me

    I lived it, I live it, it's not easy to say
    I felt it, I feel it, it's just another day
    It scares me, why does it dare me
    You know it ain't a fair fight
    Rain overtakes me, it tries to break me
    You know that something ain't right

    Now you got them running, can't stop the running
    The runaway emotions in me
    Now you got them running, can't stop the running
    The runaway emotions in me
    Set my body free

    They don't make no seatbelt for the mind
    So I can't fasten up for this ride

    Running away, can't stop the runaway emotions
    Not right, can't fight
    Can't stop the runaway emotions
    Fighting, hiding, can't stop the runaway emotions
    Hypnotized, paralyzed
    Can't stop the runaway emotions

    I was scared, I am scared, I know it,
    but I’m not afraid to admit it,
    see being scared, it don’t bother me,
    it’s just a feeling, I can deal with that,
    I know what it is, it’s what I don’t know,
    what I can’t feel, that’s what bothers me,
    that’s what really scares me,
    see right now I’m scared, really scared,
    ‘cause I can’t feel, emotionally paralyzed,
    light headed, like you know when you gotta pass out,
    actually I wish I would,
    you know kinda like when you gotta sneeze,
    the relief it brings, just waiting,
    waiting for something to happen,
    waiting for that moment,
    giving you a frameless time that never seems to move,
    and takes you nowhere, no where’s where I’m at right now,
    no where’s where you’re at, no where’s what you bring to me,
    no where’s like an itch you can’t scratch, like an itch in the brain,
    but when you finally figure out a way to scratch it,
    it just itches more

    Can't stop the running, can't stop the running
    The runaway emotions in me
    Now you got them running, can't stop the running
    The runaway emotions in me

    I hate it, I hate me, like my consistency
    I've seen it, I see it, I'm talking literally
    So much lying, too much denying
    It's time to face the facts
    You can't help me, these cards were dealt me
    Play out the final act

    Now you got them running, can't stop the running
    The runaway emotions in me
    Now you got them running, can't stop the running
    The runaway emotions in me
    Set my body free

    Oh no you really done it this time

    Can't stop the runaway emotions
    Can't stop the runaway emotions

    There's a place I try to go, so far from here
    I close my eyes, but I can't, can't disappear
    cyco86on June 22, 2011   Link

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