"Runaground" as written by Timothy Booth, James Glennie, David John Baynton-power, Saul Davies and Mark Hunter....
For every woman you will leave an open door
You find yourself thinking why can't I have more?
You say there's nothing you can do
You tried your best but you were only being you
Oh no
She's gone
Back wherever she came from
You watched
Her go
Your reaction's far too slow

Run aground
Run aground
Run aground

You don't know what you've got until you've lost it all
Might I suggest you find a softer place to fall
You take for granted all the riches of your world
You may have oysters but you'll never find a pearl

Oh no
She's gone
Back wherever she came from
You watched
Her go
Your reaction's far too slow

Oh no
She's gone
Back wherever she came from
You watched
Her go
Your reaction's far too slow

Run aground
Run aground
Run aground
Run aground
Run aground
Run aground

She's moving on
The love has gone
You left the door wide open
She's moving on
The just has gone
This anger's felt not spoken
It got too old
Was too controlled
Could have gone on forever

The love has gone
She's moving on
When she said now you never

Run aground
Run aground
Run aground
Run aground
Run aground
Run aground
Run aground
Run aground
Run aground
Run aground
Run aground
Run aground

Oh no


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"Runaground" as written by James Glennie David John Baynton-power

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    General CommentWhy has no one commented? This song has the sort of calm melancoly that i love. Its about love lost and its too late to do anything.....
    mkfanaticon August 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree about the melancoly calm, its seems like its so personal, but not angry, just helpless and sad. Its so different, i love it.
    Nixyon February 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree too. It seems to me to be telling someone things that they already know, and that it's up to them to change. Ace song.
    Wambson December 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a man who is continuously failing to commit to a relationship. He thinks that maybe this woman is not good enough for him and that his "one and only" is still out there somewhere. He is still looking around and he "leaves a door open" to bail out of a relationship if he finds someone better.

    Deep inside he is aware of the problem but he is still weak enough to admit that he needs to change. And women feel that. At some point they get fed up and leave. Only then the protagonist realizes that he has lost something of value.

    He tries to make excuses for himself like that a relationship was going stale anyway and that the end was inevitable: "It got too old,Was too controlled, Could have gone on forever".

    Still, he's devastated. He's a ship that's run aground.

    Oh no. And it goes on and on and on...

    Learn from his mistakes guys and girls and cherish what you have. ;-)
    Pelicashkaon December 16, 2014   Link

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