It's been years since they told her about it
The darkness her body possessed
And the scars are still there in the mirror
Everyday that she gets herself dressed
Though the pain is miles and miles behind her
And the fear is now a docile beast
If you ask her why she is still running
She'll tell you it makes her complete

I run for hope
I run to feel
I run for the truth, for all that is real
I run for your mother, your sister, your wife
I run for you and me my friend
I run for life

It's a blur since they told me about it
How the darkness had taken its toll
And they cut into my skin
And they cut into my body
But they will never get a piece of my soul
And now I'm still learning the lesson
To awake when I hear the call
And if you ask me why I am still running
I'll tell you I run for us all

I run for hope
I run to feel
I run for the truth, for all that is real
I run for your mother, your sister, your wife
I run for you and me my friend
I run for life

And someday if they tell you about it
If the darkness knocks on your door
Remember her
Remember me
We will be running as we have before
Running for answers
Running for more

I run for hope
I run to feel
I run for the truth, for all that is real
I run for your mother, your sister, your wife
I run for you and me my friend
I run for life

I run for hope
I run to feel
I run for the truth, for all that is real
I run for your mother, your sister, your daughter, your wife
For you and me my friend
I run for life

I run for your mother, your sister, your wife
I run for you and me my friend
I run for life


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I Run for Life Lyrics as written by Melissa Etheridge

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    General CommentThey have been using this song in the background of breast cancer walk/run ads (Specifically the 3 day ones.)

    I didn't know if it was an 'actual' song or just something for the events. Either way it is extremely powerful to hear this:

    "I run for hope
    I run to feel
    I run for the truth
    For all that is real
    I run for your mother, your sister, your wife
    I run for you and me, my friend
    I run for life"

    I doubt it is much about feminism at all, Etheridge is a breat cancer survivor herself isn't she?
    jazzchicon October 16, 2006   Link

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