I said I enjoy sunsets
And long walks on the beach,
But on the East Coast the sun don't set
Over the ocean like in movies.
And there ain't no beaches to walk on
In this tired inland town.
So I guess I enjoy dreaming
And drinking when I'm down.

If I ran away tonight
Would you come with me?
Steal a car and drive west
Until the highway meets the sea.
Then we can swim out until the skyline
Disappears into the haze.
Drown ourselves in California
And toast to these halcyon days.

Maybe there's no coincidences
Just fleeting seconds of beauty.
And everything is meant to happen
And everyone is meant to be.
Or more likely it's completely random
And we're all fucked beyond belief.

We can leave this scrap city behind
Along with part of our insides.
And if you will be my Bonnie
Then I swear I'll be your Clyde.
We can burn all our bridges
Until there's nothing left,
Except the way things used to be
And the way that they will never be again.
We can crash and burn romantically
Self-destruct and wax nostalgically
Overthrow the bourgeoisie
Die young, live forever, and stay pretty.
We can shoot our parents and run for fun.
Walk into the smoke-charred setting sun,
Drown ourselves in the Pacific Ocean,
Just to get the fuck out of New England
And die free.

If I ran away tonight....

Lyrics submitted by MooWasHere

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