Foreman, Jon - Running From Me Lyrics




I'm stuck with these sins
I'm hoping maybe time can resolve them
I'm a lying, cheating, thieving coward
Who's trying to follow Christ
I'm hoping he can fix this old dog with new tricks
'Cause death is my only device
Yeah death is my only device
I said I needed room to breathe
I said I needed truth, break free
But all that's truth that I was running from you
Turns out I was running from me
There's a girl who lives down my street
She says the flowers take care of the bees
She tells me I'm poor and my daddy's at war
Who's going to take care of me?
Now if history is violence and sex
I'd rather not pay my respects
If I've caused offence
If I'm too direct
I'm just trying to talk some sense
I'm politically incorrect
I said, I said I needed room to breathe
I said I needed truth, break free
But all that's truth that I was running from you
Turns out I was running from me
La, la, la, la, la, la
Running away from me
La, la, la, la, la, la
Running away from me
I've been giving this a lot of thought
Who am I, who on earth is God?
The answer ain't kind and the reason's fine
But by God it's the only answer I got
It's the only chance I've got
I said I needed room to breathe
I said I needed truth, break free
But all that's truth that I was running from you
Turns out I was running from me
It turns out I was running from me
La, la, la, la, la, la
Running away from me
La, la, la, la, la, la
Running away from me





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Foreman, Jon Running From Me Comments
  1. Stephan Guinn

    Sounds just like Conner Oberst from Bright Eyes

  2. 2jaxx

    This ended up on the new Meat Loaf album. Very different but great!

  3. Colten F

    a fan asked jon, and he said this song will probably be released on the next fiction family cd, which is a side project of jons with a guy from nickel creek, sean watkins. i'm stoked!

  4. rebekahfaith

    OMG I LOVE THATTTT!!!!

  5. LandofBrokenHearts

    it's on the list... whether it makes it or not... we shall see!

    I'm still miffed that I was the only one who voted for this song at my aftershow. REALLY people!

  6. Gabby Camacho

    I think so. [:
    Don't quote me on that. :D

  7. Gabby Camacho

    Alrighty then! You're welcome!

  8. Jacob Bush

    Oh i have it now. thanks though!

  9. Gabby Camacho

    I can send it to you, if you want. Send me a message of your email and I'll attach the mp3 [:

  10. Jacob Bush

    oh. gotcha.

  11. Jacob Bush

    you have the mp3? whered you get it? i was under the impression that they havent made a final cut of this song.

  12. Jacob Bush

    WOah! this is song is like the most openly religious song ive heard from them. love it!

  13. Mike Czach

    Well "Christian" can be anything. All of their past songs have been Christian because they were written by a believer with the intent of glorifying God with his music. If you mean that his songs have more spiritual connotations, then yeah, i totally agree with you. Just look at White as Snow, the whole song is just excerpts from Psalms 51.

  14. josemo1

    I like that too!!

  15. johnielsen08

    Also, is it me or are Jon's lyrics getting a lot more overtly Christian than they have in the past couple records? I think that's cool.

  16. johnielsen08

    This sounds like it might be a more Switchfoot song rather than a Jon Foreman solo tune but who knows

  17. Jonah Alabastro

    I totally agree! :)

  18. Jonah Alabastro

    What a wonderful song! :) loved it.

    Jon is the man!

  19. josemo1

    Lyrics, Rhythm, rhyme, voice, music, melody, freshness, humility, sincerity...he's got it all!!

  20. josemo1

    I just don´t need more music than this, this is all I need to be happy in this life...go Jon and Switchfoot.

  21. josemo1

    AAAAAAAAA++++++++++++

  22. Gabby Camacho

    GAHH! I know!! I just read Jono's blog!!! :D Haha. We should ask Jon about it at Irvine ... s;ldkfsdfkj I'm so excited.

  23. Gabby Camacho

    I absolutely LOVE Learning to Die, and this song. They ARE pretty incredible! :) You're welcome!

  24. kitsparrow27

    Running From Me and Learning to Die are two songs I CANNOT get out of my head, but then, I don't really want to! They're so incredible! Thanks for posting this!!

  25. Gabby Camacho

    You're welcome! [:

  26. Gabby Camacho

    I love this song too. :D

  27. chasingtherisingsun

    Wow! This song is so cool! I couldn't stop smiling while listening to it. I think this is one of my favorite Jon songs. Thanks for posting =)

  28. Mike Webster

    i love this song ever since i first heard on switchfoot's website i listen to it everytime i go on the computer

  29. Tania L.

    oh ok lol. thanks!

  30. Gabby Camacho

    It was a girl named Darla's birthday. She came out during Molly's set and played the drums, and later Molly said she made a cupcake for her and Jon came out from backstage and gave her the cupcake. & You're welcome!

  31. Tania L.

    whos birthday was it? cause i mean theres a banner in the background that says HAPPY BIRTHDAY........ thanks for posting!

  32. GodFlute2

    Wow. Just what I needed to hear.

  33. Gabby Camacho

    You're very welcome!

  34. Dylan Gregory

    Wow! That sounded kinda like 'Sound in My Mouth' at the very beginning, well, to me it did. lol. That's so awesome. Jon's an incredable writer. Thanks for posting!
    -Dylan