Running Away

from by Andy Leeming

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I’m the kind of guy who believes that there are
two kinds of people in the world
those who read and those who write
the book of the world

summer’s turning into fall and I’m hopeless
the leaves are turning brown and falling down
and most days I choose to be sedated
to the ticking clocks in space, or the ghosts that haunt this place, and the sad look on your face when I told you

that I’m running away
I’m running away
though there’s so many reasons to stay,
I think it’s time I wrote a page

Derek’s been coming over all of the time
he’s a punk through and through
his eyes are foggy with dreams of high fives and stage dives
and good times with good dudes

he’s measured out his life with coffee spoons
and he’s a bastard smoking just as much as me
but he’s bored to death with Virginia
and he’s past all debate, it’s gonna be Washington state, and I think to myself
fucking great

but he’s running away
he’s running away
try to give him one reason to stay

and if you spend your days wishing you were somebody else
then it gets harder each day to maintain your sense of self
and if you’ve lost all hope and drink to survive
take some time to figure out why it’s so good so be alive.


from Ten Shots Plus a Promise, released March 21, 2013



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