Run Like Hell

from by Wes Carroll

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Run Like Hell (c) 2008 W. Carroll

I wrote this song after the album was already in production, in the middle of a month-long trip through Germany, visiting friends. I had a day off, and I found myself humming this melody that just wouldn't go away.

As I started to write lyrics, I realized that it was about someone close to me whose actions I wasn't very pleased with at the time.

As I got closer to the end of the song, I realized that the subject of the song was actually someone else entirely.

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One more day. Another day closer
Close to perfection but farther and farther from me
You don't know what you're looking for
But you know what makes you afraid
Now I know what freaks you out about the plans we made

You know how to move. You run like a spark
But you get the hell out every time you all short of the mark
Don't run away even though you can
This time you could just stand strong
Take my hand and breathe and just hang on

And run like hell in the other direction
If you believe, you can chase it down
Take what you got and make the correction
That's how you keep the sky from falling down

Take a breath. Wipe off your face
Put down the paint that no one but you can erase
Look at yourself: no longer a child
You can get what you need if you trust that you're gonna be fine

But you don't have to be in that fable
You could be good in a different song
I don't think you know that you're that strong

So run like hell in the other direction
If you believe, you can chase it down
Take what you got and make the correction
That's how you keep the sky from falling

Run like hell in the other direction
Be the one to chase it down
If you believe then it's not a defection
That's how you keep the sky from falling

Run like hell in a forward direction
Take my hand; we'll chase it down
Look what we've got and make the connection
That's how you keep the sky from falling down

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from You Don't Know Me, released October 27, 2011

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Wes Carroll San Francisco, California

Mouthdrumming.com beatbox instructor turned math coach for gifted high-schoolers (wescarroll.com) completes long-awaited solo album, claims "Polymath" achievement.

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