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Run Away

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"Run Away"
Run Away cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Hurley
Released September 14, 2010
Length 2:55
Label Epitaph Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo, Ryan Adams
Producer(s) Rivers Cuomo, Shawn Everett
Status Officially released
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Professional reviews
Hurley track listing
"Where's My Sex?"
"Run Away"
"Hang On"

"Run Away" is the sixth track on Hurley.



On December 30, 2009, Rivers Cuomo tweeted: "Does the Milky Way make anyone else sad?"[1] Cuomo later cited this tweet as the inspiration for a lyric in "Run Away":

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"Every day, a really weird thought comes to my mind and I just put it out there - and now I have this long list of weird thoughts. I must have been thinking them all along, but there was never any reason to write them down. I actually go back through my tweets to look for lyric ideas. A fair amount of songs in the last couple years started on Twitter.

'Smart Girls' on Hurley was originally called 'Where Did All These Hot Girls Come From'. That was a tweet. I didn't give any context for it, but I was talking about girls tweeting at me - where were they when I was single?" And a line in 'Runaway': "Is it us making love in the Milky Way?" - that comes from a tweet where I asked if the Milky Way made anyone else sad.
- Rivers Cuomo, Huck interview[2], 2011

Cuomo co-wrote "Run Away" with American singer-songwriter Ryan Adams. Adams also contributed guitar and bass to the recording heard on the album. In a 2010 interview, Cuomo said of the collaboration, "It was super fun working with Ryan. He has a lot of crazy energy and enthusiasm. I showed him a few ideas I had, and he said, 'Great, let's go in the studio and jam it out right now.' So I got on the drums and he got on the guitar, and we just jammed out the ideas for half an hour. And at the end of that, we pretty much had the song that you hear on the record."[3]




I thought you would always be my friend
Now everything must end
And though the world moves on
And everything must change

When I’m looking at the night sky, I can see my soul
I see the little lights flashing at each other up above
Is it us making love in the Milky Way
Long before we threw it all away?

Hey, you
We’re running out of time
And you know it’s true
I just want to run away from here with you

Tonight, tonight

Sometimes I wish I was a house at the end of your block
You could smash all my windows with a throw of a rock
Make the hurt go away, come again some other day
There’s so much I want to say about

We’re running out of time
And you know it’s true
I just want to run away from here with you

I thought you would always be my friend
But everything must end
And so the world moves on
‘Cause everything must change
And now you’re all alone
You’re sitting by the telephone
You wonder why
Everyone will cry

Tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight

See also

  1. @RiversCuomo "Does the Milky Way make anyone else sad?" Twitter. 30 December 2009. https://twitter.com/RiversCuomo/status/7185969852
  2. Edwards, Gavin "The Tweet Life of Rivers Cuomo" Huck. May/June 2011. Scan
  3. Powers, Ann. "Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo on signing to Epitaph, getting wild onstage " Los Angeles Times. 9 August 2010. https://www.latimes.com/archives/blogs/pop-hiss/story/2010-08-09/weezer-frontman-rivers-cuomo-on-signing-to-epitaph-getting-wild-onstage