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We say good-bye
I turn my back
Run away, run away
So predictable
Not far from here
You see me crack
Like a bone, like a bone
I'm so breakable

And I take everything from you
But you'll take anything
Won't you?

Run away, run away
Like a prodigal
Don't you wait for me
Don't you wait for me
So ashamed, so ashamed
But I need you so
And you wait for me
And you wait for me

I'm on the road
To who knows where?
Look ahead, not behind
I keep saying
There's no place to go
Where you're not there
On your rope, I hold tight
But it's freeing

And I take everything from you
But you'll take anything
Won't you?

Run away, run away
Like a prodigal
Don't you wait for me
Don't you wait for me
So ashamed, so ashamed
But I need you so
And you wait for me
And you wait for me

Everybody wants to be right
But only if it's not day light?
I keep trying to find my way back
My way back

Run away, run away
Like a prodigal
Don't you wait for me
Don't you wait for me
So ashamed, so ashamed
But I need you so
And you wait for me
And you wait for me

Runaway
Runaway
Runaway
From you
From you
From you



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    OnewayJesusApr 17, 2010 at 4:38 am
    I believe he is singing about the Prodigal son in the Bible. The story of how a son took his fathers inheritance and left home and spent it all on wild living until he had nothing left and was starving and a beggar. Finally when he was at his lowest he said even the slaves have it better than this, I will go home and beg my father to let me work for him. But his father is waiting with open arms waiting for his son's return, instead of being angry he throws the biggest celebration for him, puts robes on him and rings on his fingers... he said my son was lost but now he is found, was dead but now alive...
    The father is God and we are the son's and daughters who are lost and he is waiting for us to return with open arms...
    Jesus is the way the truth and the life
  • neoyello124
    neoyello124Jan 2, 2010 at 9:23 pm
    This is an amazing song. I don't really know the meaning, but I love the song. It's my quote on a few other websites I go on. I mean, the first verse is... ahaaa

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