I RAN AWAY

 

words and music by

john greene

 

I ran around the world, leaving the past behind

I didn't carry much I'd never need

Only the ties that bind

Kept burning all my bridges, though nothing burns for long

A little love a little tenderness

Another reason to move on

 

Maybe I'd stopped caring

Maybe I was only bored

As if the act of leaving

Was its own reward

I couldn't stay, another day, I ran away

 

I never wanted the American dream, just didn't care to play

I disappeared into the setting sun

I threw a ball away

I ran away from lovers, I ran away from Spain

I ran away from the fear of failing

Then ran right back again

 

Maybe I'd stopped caring

Maybe I was only bored

As if the act of leaving

Was its own reward

I couldn't stay, another day, I ran away