Dion - Runaway Lyrics

As I walk along I wonder a-what went wrong
With our love, a love that was so strong
And as I still walk on, I think of the things we've done
Together, a-while our hearts were young

I'm a-walkin' in the rain
Tears are fallin' and I feel the pain
Wishin' you were here by me
To end this misery
And I wonder
I wa-wa-wa-wa-wonder
Ah-why-why-why-why-why she ran away
And I wonder where she will stay
My little runaway, run-run-run-run-runaway

[Musitron solo]

I'm a-walkin' in the rain
Tears are fallin' and I feel the pain
Wishin' you were here by me
To end this misery
And I wonder
I wa-wa-wa-wa-wonder
Ah-why-why-why-why-why she ran away
And I wonder where she will stay
My little runaway, run-run-run-run-runaway

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  1. gideon Cyrus

    Great song and artistic video

  2. Bobby Lewis

    Never heard this version before...
    I LOVE it !

  3. Paul Joseph

    Dels has an urgency and burn. It had the sound that opened the 60s. Later day recreations just don’t. Otherwise this would be tops.Great photos. Third man effect.

  4. Giovanni D

    Dion . the man is simply a vocal genius ! Del is smiling . we are smiling . it just does not get better than this !


    Double Ditto..!

  5. ClassicH

    This deserves more love

  6. Habituated Abnormality

    Shanon is better in vocals, but Dion is better in instrumentation.

  7. jonathan stewart

    Bonnie, I agree with Tyrance5, We will even say another version isn't as good then find out it was done by the writer. I think sometimes it's who you hear first.It's not better or worse , it's different

  8. Jack Wood

    Dion sure can sing anything!

  9. Slickrex

    Ótima versão!

  10. GusMcC

    There were two different versions of this classic recorded by Dion. This one, by far the best and absolutely nailed. Happy birthday Dion!

  11. b Zar

    just as good as del ----

  12. b Zar


  13. b Zar


  14. Gilbert Henenfeld

    Still going strong at 70 plus


    He's The Man..!

  15. Courtney Cross

    Pretty sure about 10k of the views are from me.😅 I always have this on repeat.❤️ Love you forever Dion.❤️❤️

  16. Esra Kara

    This song is not Dion’s



  17. Daniel Vena

    Awesome version, Dion, Italian, made in the Bronx !

  18. Mixedemotions

    haha, this is beautiful and nostalgic!

  19. Paul Joseph

    2 great talents. Dont know if Del ever did Dion but all his covers were top drawer


    Del did "Runaround Sue"and maybe some others.

  20. Le toubib

    The 1st solo, is that a clavioline?


    Del Shannon's version is way better imo, but this version is growing on me.

  22. lcar4000

    Nice tribute to Del Shannon from Dion

  23. Zev Feldman

    beautiful cover

  24. Donald Teuber

    Dinosaurs..... really.. check it out.

  25. Felix Brown

    Dion's cover of "Runaway" and Del Shannon's version of "Runaround Sue" have basically made the musical universe fall in on itself...
    And I love EVERY minute of it. Well done!

  26. JZ Gringo

    Voice is so much better


    Jaden Zdynasty74 you mean better than Del's or Dion's younger voice?

  27. Tyrance5

    Everyone thinks there music is superior then others stop crying about it everyone has there own taste

  28. Complexx carey

    real music real class..

  29. Sylvan Bear

    That a-minor opening is the best phrase in RnR, ever.

  30. LuvzMusicToo

    Love, Love, Love. Great cover! Since I've found this, I'm playing this at least 20 times (or more) a day. Did I say I LOVE this?!?!

  31. GusMcC

    Awesome cover - one of two Dion versions going about of this great Del Shannon classic.

  32. TheJbh222

    Superb.   T.Y. for posting.

  33. Larry Wolfson

    Oh man! Great song and now Dion..

  34. Jack leone

    Excellent rendition! Beautiful! makes me hate rap even more!

    Miracle Schmidt

    Jack leone hello new bff

    Habituated Abnormality

    but Pouya kicks ass

    Przemysł Pałubicki

    Yeah me too

  35. wolfmanrick

    DEL Would be so happy

    Funky Monkey

    wolfmanrick del would be jealous I would imagine as u listen to this song from del then listen to dions it’s well better not as boring and the guitar is cool 🙂

  36. Bob Turano

    how come this aint got millions of hits

    Jack leone

    Because half the morons today like rap!

    gideon Cyrus

    Good question

  37. Ken Roche

    Had never heard this version before - surprisingly nearly as good as the Del Shannon original - thanks for he upload!

  38. Douglas Shane

    Timeless Dion! And great photos! Well done mix!

  39. wolfmanrick

    ROCK on brother Dion.Icon

  40. Tango Bango

    Never thought anyone could successfully cover Del Shannon's version of "Runaway"...but Dion sure does it here!

  41. thetinaboucher

    Love it :)

  42. Big PayBacck

    Dion did this song Better than Del Shannon.

    Le toubib

    Not really. And I'm a fan of Dion . . .


    Le toubib
    I agree.

    Will Adapter

    Yeah absolutely no way. Dion is great, so is Del Shannon. Perhaps if Dion had recorded it around the same time, but this is pretty recent sounding


    @Will Adapter I agree with you. Both versions are wonderful to listen to. It doesn't matter to me whose is better. I like Del's raw voice better in his recording, but Dion has nothing to apologize for. He does covers better than anyone.

  43. Jessica Schneider

    Super 👍

  44. barrygioportmorien1

    Boy, this is one of my favourite songs by Del Shannon, but this version by Dion blows me away....

    Przemysł Pałubicki

    Yes. In my opinion all are great but this...

  45. marshall thompson

    Dion sings better in his 70's than most young artists can today! Few can do a "remake" and do it better - Dion does. Listen to his remake of Donna as another example.


    +marshall thompson Ditto BABY Ditto...

    In Cognito

    without the auto tune and high tech garbage. today's music is almost always soulless

    Mikey Condry

    I agree 100%. His cover of Donna, in all respect to Ritchie, was better

    Funky Monkey

    marshall thompson another amazing song dion does an amazing cover on is dream lover

  46. Dominique Maurel

    Non, ce n'est pas Dion qui chante mais je crois, Del Shannon !


    +Dominique Maurel C'est bien Dion qui chante, et Del Shannon n'a absolument pas la même voix...


    the singer of this song is dion but when he was to old.

  47. Marilynn Blackmore

    My absolutely favorite song.

  48. rudy s

    The one person who gave a dislike . You can go to hell

    Miracle Schmidt

    rudy s 14

  49. juan prudente

    Dang this song making me feel that type way about the girl I lost but I can't fine any more

  50. rudy s

    I love this song his music is art.

  51. MrWhiskers58

    Great Music

  52. Brandon Hurst

    Chris Spencer, this obviously is Dion singing this song. I'm 15 years old and I've been listening to Dion (with or without the Belmonts) since I was a little kid. I know what Dion sounds like. He did a great remake of Del Shannon's "Runaway". Kind of sad I'm a teenager and I know more about him than you do Chris. Lol.

    Kayla Thomas

    Yea, back when people actually had unique singing voices.

    Kayla Thomas

    Nowadays they all sound the same.

    Le toubib

    *+Coach Dave* _"[...] since you were a little kid"...so for about two years"_
    Maybe? For example *my* parents loved to hear Rock 'n' Roll...

  53. Chris Spencer

    this is not Dion singing


    Of course it's Dion. You can tell it's his voice. But...but...I wouldn't go so far to say he did this particular song better than Del Shannon.


    elvis did it best

    Arty Sal

    on the masters album

    Kayla Thomas

    rockhard love your comment 😁


    weather01089 wait seriously??!!

  54. Bobby Hyatt

    voice good music suks. get better musicians next thyme dion!! peace



  55. TheNoble6X

    I Love this song !

  56. fglantern

    DUDE!   Wonder why so few hits ....sheesh!

    Mikey Condry

    He had 11 top 10 hits. Not a few

  57. Justine Born

    *** "C'est GLAUQUE !!! Si GLAUQUE !!!" ^)^

  58. Álvaro Santiago

    i love this version, but looks like if kripke of bing bang theory where singing jejeje, love the solo guitar.

  59. Álvaro Santiago

    thanks :)

  60. RemoVegas

    From Right Here You Can Download It..!

  61. Álvaro Santiago

    where can i download this version? help please!

  62. Jordán Martínez


  63. jsmith37100

    What are these pictures from? I love them and the song!

  64. Johnny J

    Forgot to mention, nice video! Enjoyed!

  65. Johnny J

    Probably the greatest singer-songwriter within his field of music! I am amazed of this cover song! I do think Mr. DEL SHANNON would approve! CHA. CHA. CHA. On the ending! THANKS!!


    i'd have to say he's the greatest in all of music, except for maybe Frank Sinatra

  66. Robert Waggoner

    I hate to say it but I agree...or at least as much as Del's...

  67. Robert Waggoner

    Best in the business!!! DION --- DUDE!!!

  68. Iceman444443

    WOW!!! Dion out did himself on this one. Absolutely fantastic. I like this better than Del's original.

  69. 1msbucket

    I believe this is Dion most recent CD. For a guy who is into his 70's I would say this is pretty darn good. Dion is a classic rocker and always will be.

  70. bobdimucci

    I guess if Del can sing Runaround Sue, then D can sing Runaway...BTW love both covers...


    Ridiculous version!