"Runnin' Away" as written by Luiz Floriano Bonfa, Maria Helena De Toledo Shermont, James Dewitt Yancey, Kandace Taylor Springs, Evan A. Rogers, Carl Allen Sturken, Tre Vant Jermaine Hardson, Romye Robinson, Derrick L. Stewart ...
Running away
To get away,
Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
You're wearing out your shoes.
Looh at you fooling you!
Making Blues Of day and night.
Hee! Hee! Hee! Hee!
You're stretching out your dues.
The shorter cut is quicker,
But . . . Ha! Ha! il l Hd Time k here to stay! Look at you fooling you!
The deeper in debt
The harder You bet, Hee! Hee! Hee! Hee!
Need more room to play! Look at you fooling you!
Another day
You're farther away.
Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
A lonpr trip back home!

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"Runnin' Away" as written by Maria Helena De Toledo Shermont Luiz Floriano Bonfa

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    General CommentGreat comments Zazenpan, spot on. It's Sly, in a rare sober moment, writing a song to himself and getting his sister to sing it back to him. Knowing the way Sly's story subsequently turned out, the last few lines "Another day/you're farther away/ha ha ha ha/A longer trip back home" are unbelievably poignant. He knew what he was doing to himself but carried on down the "shorter cut".
    slightstoneon December 22, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's about someone with depression, one that keeps avoiding troubles and keeps making the same mistakes and has lost grip with reality. That's why the woman says "look at you fooling you", but the one the song is about can't see, is about an unhealty person.
    That or maybe about something else. A great song i think.
    Zazenpanon January 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSorry, i forgot to say that when she says "a longer trip back home" i think the song is referring to a healthy state of mind. But every day the subject of the song is getting farther and farther away from that home, sanity.
    Zazenpanon January 17, 2009   Link

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