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New Order – Run lyrics

Answer me

Why won't you answer me

I can't recall the day that I last heard from you

Well you don't get a town like this for nothing

So here's what you've got to do

You work your way to the top of the world

Then you break your life in two

Well what's the use in complaining

When you've got what you don't need

Anyone would think you were hardened too

What do you want me to believe

What the hell is happening

I can't think of everything

I don't know what day it is

Or who I'm talking to

But I know that I'm ok

'cause you're here with me today

I haven't got a single problem

Now that I'm with you

So what's the use in complaining

When you've got everything you need

Anyone would think you were hardened too

What do you want me to believe

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    I always thought he was saying "you don't get a 'time' like this for nothing" - like talking about their time together or the best time of their lives. And I always thought it was "anyone would think you were 'hard up' too" because his friend has everything he/she needs.
    And I think this song is about how much this person misses his friend, like he's always on the go because of his job and needs his friend to ground him because their friendship is the best thing they have in their lives and he has faith that it's also the best thing in his friend's life as well, so it's like "What's up? Why aren't you around more, I thought we had something going? I need you, what we have is special, why are you MIA? Like, it could be so much better and awesome if you would just let it happen like it's supposed to."
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