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OneRepublic – Prodigal lyrics
We say goodbye, 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

I'll 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

I'll 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 a 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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    OnewayJesus
    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.
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