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I Want To Run Away

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It's all about the last line of the bridge; "I still don't know if it was better to have known, or to keep on wondering what it must be like."

Along with the "No Tengo Palabras", written about the love of my life. A good friend knew the misery I was in when it all ended, and after cranking out yet another gut-wrenching, heartbreaking tear-jerker - it was suggested I write something about the good of it all because those were the happiest moments in my life (so far!) - these two songs are the result of that excellent suggestion. I never think to write much when I'm happy!

Nice harmony by the great Paul Marshall (I See Hawks In LA, Strawberry Alarm Clock)


I wrap myself in the blanket of your memory
I wear it around like a coat from the cold
I dream of happiness and all the stories
For a minute there, we were comin’ up so close, so close

The photographs do no justice to the memory
For I can’t feel your breath upon my lips
I wrap my mind oh so carefully
Around the taste of your sweet kiss

About a thousand times a day
I hear somebody say, I want to run away
I want to run away
To a better feelin’ day
Where everything’s OK
And you never went away
I can’t stay here today

Eyes on fire it was love at first sight
Waves crashed down the night we finally got it right
I still don’t know if was better to have known
Or to keep on wonderin’ what it must be like

Every day I find another stolen moment
Where I bask in the glow of what it was
I wrap myself in the magic of your beauty
And to know what it was to finally be in love, in love


Garrick Rawlings ©2018


from Garrick Rawlings, released July 17, 2018
GR - Lead Vocal, 6 & 12 string acoustic guitars
Rick Shea - acoustic, high-strung & electric guitars, mandolin
Dave Hall - bass
Shawn Nourse - drums
Paul Marshall & Rick Shea - harmony vocals


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Americana artist born in Wichita KS, raised in Sturgis, MI, left for Kalamazoo, on to Chicago, SoCal, Prescott, AZ and again LA.. A GR show is best described as Neil Young & Johnny Cash meet the MC5 riding horseback through the desert chasing Woody, Ramblin' Jack, Townes Van Zandt, Led Zeppelin, Tom Russell, John Prine, Guy Clark and a mariachi band at some obscure and magnificent raging campfire. ... more

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