Fandom

Ed Sheeran Wiki

Runaway

291pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Comment1 Share
Runaway is a song by Ed Sheeran and appears as the ninth track on his second studio album, X.

BackgroundEdit

"Runaway" is the second and final track from the album that is produced by Pharrell Williams. Described as "finger-clicking," it draws from the same influence, the sound of Justin Timberlake's debut album, that "Sing" does. Sheeran intended for the song to feature on a future project with Pharrell, but it was put on the album when he was persuaded to include "Sing."

Critical ReceptionEdit

In a Billboard track-by-track review, writer Jason Lipshutz stated: "The sassy soul of "Runaway" sounds like the perfection of the idea John Newman hatched on "Cheating," but the looped vocal snippet is Sheeran's specialty. This one is going to pop when presented live." [1]

LyricsEdit

I've known it for a long time
Daddy wakes up to a drink at night
Disappearing all night
I don't wanna know where he's been lying
I know what I wanna do
I wanna runaway
Runaway with you

Gonna grab clothes, six in the morning, go
How long you leaving?
Well dad just don't expect me back, this evening
Oh it could take a bit of time to heal this
It's been a long day

Almost out of the wrong way
But I love him from the skin to my bones
But I don't wanna live in his home
There's nothing to say cause he knows
I'll just runaway and be on my own

I've never seen my dad cry
Cold as stone, in the kitchen light
I tell you it's about time
But I was raised to keep quiet
And this is what I'm gonna do
Gonna runaway, gonna make that move
Gonna grab clothes, and when it's morning, go

How long do you leaving?
Well dad just don't expect me back, this evening
Oh it could take a bit of time to heal this
It's been a long day
Almost out of the roadway

But I love him from the skin to my bones
But I don't wanna live in his home
There's nothing to say cause he knows
I'll just runaway and be on my own

Back pack, and a flat cap, turned to the back
Cause I packed my clothes up
My dad wasn't down eith that plan, tot attack, intends tot show love
I don't wanna live this way
Gonna take my things and go
If things change in a matter of days
Could be persuaded to hold on
And mama was the same
None of us are saints

I guess that God knows that
I don't wanna runaway
And one of these days I might just show that
Put my home in a suitcase
Tie both shoelaces, and hope that
Things change, but for now I leave town with a backpack on my shoulder

But I love him from the skin to my bones
But I don't wanna live in his home
There's nothing to say cause he knows
I'll just runaway and be on my own

VideosEdit

Runaway - Ed Sheeran (Audio)03:26

Runaway - Ed Sheeran (Audio)


ReferencesEdit

  1. billboard - X Album Track-by-Track Review

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.