Graffiti decorations
Under the sky of dust
A constant wave of tension
On top of broken trust
The lessons that you taught me
I learned were never true

Now I find myself in question
They point the finger at me again
Guilty by association
You point the finger at me again

I wanna run away
Never say goodbye
I wanna know the truth
Instead of wondering why
I wanna know the answers
No more lies
I wanna shut the door
And open up my mind

Paper bags and angry voices
Under a sky of dust
Another wave of tension
Has more than filled me up
All my talk of taking action
These words were never true

Now I find myself in question
They point the finger at me again
Guilty by association
You point the finger at me again

I wanna run away
Never say goodbye
I wanna know the truth
Instead of wondering why
I wanna know the answers
No more lies
I wanna shut the door
And open up my mind

I'm gonna run away, and never say goodbye
Gonna run away
Gonna run away
I'm gonna run away and never wonder why
Gonna run away
Gonna run away
I'm gonna run away and open up my mind
Gonna run away
Gonna run away
Gonna run away
Gonna run away

I wanna run away
Never say goodbye
I wanna know the truth
Instead of wondering why
I wanna know the answers
No more lies
I wanna shut the door
And open up my mind

I wanna run away and open up my mind
I wanna run away and open up my mind
I wanna run away and open up my mind
I wanna run away and open up my mind
I wanna run away and open up my mind
I wanna run away and open up my mind



Lyrics submitted by Matt

"Runaway" as written by Joseph Anthony Budden, Bobby Jefrey Yewah, Carl E. Mccormick, Matthew Athanasiou, Emanny Salgado

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    General Comment:This song explains the unexplainable. It shows how people want to escape everyone and everything that bothers them. If you choose to runaway, then nothing will bother you. That's why I love this song!!!
    P.S.-
    If any members of Linkin Park read this, I am your biggest fan in the whole entire world. I am such a big fan, it's not even called an obssession any more!! ~lol~
    luv4linkinon November 26, 2001   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:O yeah and this song is amazing! LP is my favorite band! and this song is one of my favorites!
    LPJRon April 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Guess when I remember this song the most????!!!!!
    when I haven't study or understand any part of my lessons & teacher suddenly decides to take a test !!!!!!!!! :- (
    then i wanna run away
    never say goodbye.........
    ;-)
    linkinpark9045on March 30, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This is my second favorite Linkin Park song next to In The End. I use this song a lot when people are just giving me crap and I feel stress. This song is great.
    Xx TheDude xXon December 06, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:First off, dear members of Linkin Park, "Runaway" from luv4linkin. If you don't understand what I am talking about, listen to Eminem - Stan. Anyways, back to the meaning of the song. To me this song means too many people are being blamed for things they weren't involved in, because of who they hang with. Then they are tempted to run away from their problems to live in their own personal hell, or utopia, whichever they conceive. Things he may have said were never meant, yet when something similar happened, *BAM* he's Catch-22. This isn't my favorite song on the cd, yet it is hard to decide when the whole cd is packed with great songs. All with a Linkin Park feel that we all know, yet with it's own unique vibe that brings us back for more. If you are ever looking to spend some money on a good cd... Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory is the one.
    I am, As always,
    Animosity
    Animosityon December 13, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This is is my second favorite song from LP (The first is Crawling). This song is describing a teenager who got introuble with the law, then went on probation and now he's telling us how it was & how he felt like when on probation.
    ROCKon February 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:P.S.
    ROCKon February 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:IF YOU LIKE LINKIN PARK....YOU SHOULD ALSO TRY DOWNLOADING DISTURBED!!!!!!THEY ARE AWESOME!
    ROCKon February 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I don't really thing this song has a specific meaning... i think it was left open so that everyone can relate to it... and basically everyone can relate to it.bcuz everyone has days where they just want to get the hel a way frum everything an everyone.. and by the way LINKIN PARK rulez in conert...if u ever get a chance to see them.. go for it... they are amazing ~~<3
    LoSeRgRlon February 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I think it does have something to do with being accused of something you haven't done...Just by being there etc...But not exactly get in trouble with the law about it...More like friends, family etc (Been there, done that). I relate SOOO much to this song and it helps when I've had a really bad day...
    DeathscytheHellon March 04, 2002   Link

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