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
Gonna run away, gonna run away
I'm gonna run away and never wonder why
Gonna run away, gonna run away
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
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


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Runaway Lyrics as written by Brad Delson Brad Delson Mike Shinoda

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    General CommentI dont think that this song was ever about being blamed criminally. I think its about being singled out...non-inclusive. In my opinion "guilty by association" means that u r always judged by the ppl u hang with. Like if ur crew r potheads...then there u r...or if ur crew r preps...then u r also labelled. I think sumtimes...a lot of the times...as humans we just want to run away from all the shit. We wanna break free from the clutches of conformity. There is also much premis in the song f broken trust. I think this also applies to my interpretation of the song because as kids we r always taught to be ourselves and to be proud of ourselves. But as we grow up, if we r not the person society wants us to be...then we sure as hell will be changing. That is why there is broken trust. I think that the graffiti decorations and the sky of dust is just symbolizes his inner impurities...a way to portray the idea that he is just as screwed up as every one else...and he needs tl run away and not say goodbye - just be lost for awhile so that he has to answer to no one and so that he can be himself with out being singled out.
    famouson May 25, 2002   Link

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