You'd Rather Run

 

run yr fingers through yr hair, let's pick up from where we left off

call all your friends, announce the new victory

once u were sweet to me-- knock it off

 

the music doesn't move you, doesn't soothe you, doesn't prove youre worth a dime

you work round the clock, watch it tick and tock, but this isn't your time

move over son, it's my turn to shine

 

was there ever a moment, one small slice in history when i took you seriously?

when your belt and your shoes did not announce your poor taste so fearlessly?

cause that's news to me.

 

and u can forget it, i get it, i just dont let it get to me

i regret to inform i do not fret or mourn the way things used to be

it's all in the past now, it's all gone

 

and the only way into the sun is walking, but youd rather run

youd rather run . . . away

 

the songs he writes are for "dad" the true love lost 'fore he ever had

if stories begun "if father loved son" we wouldn't be feelin so bad

but doesn't everyone?

 

and it's not that i hate you i never loved u enough to hate you

to get even or mad so as not to seem sad just seems ungrateful

cause really i am thankful im sad

 

maybe we're the same unabashed and unashamed then again i dunno where

u came from

you keep carvin out names - first jamie then james and i cant keep up

to restrain u

how come?

 

we two came together for worst and for better it's true

and the weather is clever but she's not the only one getting over you

. . . it's me too

 

and the only way into the sun is walking, but youd rather run

youd rather run away

 

my god, it's no fun to watch u play dumb with yr ugly hand on her thigh

and she's nervous too but politeness eschews the impulse to finger deny

plus yr girlfriends a spy

 

and what would she think to look up from her drink and find you

in your sad little vest tryin hard to undress the girls you sat down next to

shell think nothing-- she'll be thinking of u

 

im glad i dont know the places you go, im glad for u and for them

let's be discreet if we are to meet on Ludlow ever again

dont mention Ben

 

it's funny what u miss, it's funny what u don't

ive thought it all through, the potential to fondly reminisce is this:

i wont

 

and the only way into the sun is walking, but youd rather run

youd rather run away

 

don't say we got along, that's remarkably wrong, it doesn't suggest or imply

the thing about us u dont dare discuss

we never got along famously we just tried

 

i tried to be good, i tried to be gracious and kind

but working with u has done nothing but prove a total waste of time

cause the real curse is yr mind

 

sometimes at night i stare at the ceiling and wonder what's wrong with me

to involve myself with people who don't know what my

true feeling might possibly be

 

who latch onto my strength like it's all they've got

it takes all of my strengths and i go through such lengths to show

them it is not

what they think they are stealing

 

and the only way into the sun is walking, but youd rather run

youd rather run away

 

yes, the only way into the sun is walking, but youd rather run

youd rather run . . . away

 

 

 

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