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[Hook - Mary J. Blige]
Runaway love
Runaway love
Runaway love
Runaway love
Runaway love
Runaway love
Runaway love
Runaway love


[Verse 1 - Ludacris]
Now little Lisa is only 9 years old
She's trying to figure out why the world is so cold
Why she's all all alone and they never met her family
Mama's always gone and she never met her daddy
Part of her is missing and nobody will listening
Mama is on drugs getting ***** up in the kitchen
Bringing home men at different hours of the night
Starting with some laughs -- usually ending in a fight
Sneak into her room while her mama's knocked out
Trying to have his way and little Lisa says 'ouch'
She tries to resist but then all he does is beat her
Tries to tell her mom but her mama don't believe her
Lisa is stuck up in the world on her own
Forced to think that hell is a place called home
Nothing else to do but get some clothes and pack
She says she's 'bout to run away and never come back.

[Hook - Mary J. Blige]
Runaway love [x8]

[Verse 2 - Ludacris]
Little Nicole is only 10 years old
She's steady trying to figure why the world is so cold
Why she's not pretty and nobody seems to like her
Alcoholic step-dad always wanna strike her
Yells and abuses, leaves her with some bruises
Teachers ask questions she making up excuses
Bleeding on the inside, crying on the out
It's only one girl really knows what she about
Her name is lil Stacy and they become friends
Promise that they always be tight 'til the end
Until one day lil Stacy gets shot
A drive by bullet went stray up on her block
Now Nicole stuck up in the world on her own
Forced to think that hell is a place called home
Nothing else to do but get some clothes and pack
She says she's 'bout to run away and never come back.

[Hook - Mary J. Blige]
Runaway love [x8]

[Verse 3 - Ludacris]
Little Erica is eleven years old
She's steady trying to figure why the world is so cold
So she pops x to get rid of all the pain
'Cause she's having sex with a boy who's sixteen
Emotions run deep and she thinks she's in love
So there's no protection he's using no glove
Never thinking 'bout the consequences of her actions
Living for today and not tomorrow's satisfaction
The days go by and her belly gets big
The father bails out he ain't ready for a kid
Knowing her mama will blow it all outta proportion
Plus she lives poor so no money for abortion
Erica is stuck up in the world on her own
Forced to think that hell is a place called home
Nothing else to do but get her clothes and pack
She say she's about to run away and never come back.

[Hook]

[Mary J. Blige]
Run away Run away love
Don't keep on runnin'
Run away Run away [2x]
Runnin' [4x]
Don't keep on running away [2x]
I know how you feel, I've been there
I was runnin' away too
I will run away with you [2x]

Runaway Runaway Love
Don't keep running away
I'll run away with you, if you want me too

[Ludacris:]
Yea, I can only image what you're going through ladies,
Sometimes I feel like running away myself,
So do me a favor right now and close your eyes,
And picture us running away together,
When we come back everything is gonna be okay,
Open your eyes



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    gabiiOct 22, 2009 at 6:06 pm
    omgg, i love this song, i relate this song to manything that happend to me when i was younger. i seriously understand little nichole. omgg. i feel her. [wow] manythings people go threw, and other people judge you not even knowing what you'vd been threw. before judging next time think. [you dnt kknow what we'vd been threw] ! -gabii camacho
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    rockmysocksNov 1, 2008 at 7:32 pm
    My friend's and i were on our way to an amusement park(my guy friends to)and this song came on and i started to cry in front of every one, so did my other friend!
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    primarocker1Oct 16, 2008 at 5:43 pm
    This song is so powerful and it shows the world how bad life can be and there will alway be people who know what you are going through. It shows that you are never alone.
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    jackie1968Apr 3, 2011 at 11:53 pm
    this is a really sad song but i like this song and the actors are not the real people who suffered but they are real stories. so sad i hope nobody in those ages runs away.
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    tomboy2793Apr 3, 2011 at 8:57 pm
    THIS IS SUCH A SAD SONG... THE STORIES IN THIS VIDEO ARE REAL. AND THESE THINGS THAT HAPPENED IN THE VIDEO... HAPPEN TO MILLIONS OF GIRLS IN THIS DANGEROUS WORLD... SOMETIMES YOU FEEL AS IF YOU CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE... STEP UP! SAY SOMETHING TO SOMEONE!!! LET YOUR FEELINGS OUT!!!

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