Running Back

      Running Back

Running Back

words/music © matt ralph 2000

I jump towards you in the darkness,

I call out to you standing naked,

I long to hold you clutching forwards,

I know you’ll catch me falling backwards,

I built my hopes and plans around you,

I sold my friends so I could see you,

I count the hours until I’m near you,

In everything I see,

I see you,

I think of you at home in bed,

And who you’ve got there now instead,

And each time I hear from you the distance gets further,

The pauses get longer,

The goodbyes get shorter,

And I’m running back to the depths that I knew,

But my hearts still there,

Waiting,

Believing it’s true,

And what can I tell it,

For I know it would die,

If I told it that all that we’d shared was a lie,

I’m running back to where I started from,

To the shadows where I’d watch you down the streets you’d walk along,

Where I knew you’d never see me if you ever pasted me by,

To the moment just before I lay there shaking by your side,

I’m just a pusher man,

I hit you with my love,

Hooked you on a make believe,

That I was enough,

I knelt down to you,

I kissed your feet,

I built a world for you,

As your retreat,

I kept your castle safe and warm,

I never asked where you’d come from,

I want you,

I crave for you,

I’d die to be your lover,

But the truth is I’m a friend of yours,

Not your knight in shining armour

And I’m running back to the depths that I knew,

But my hearts still there,

Waiting,

Believing it’s true,

And what can I tell it,

For I know it would die,

If I told it that all that we’d shared was a lie,

I’m running back to where I started from,

To the shadows where I’d watch you down the streets you’d walk along,

Where I knew you’d never see me if you ever pasted me by,

To the moment just before I lay there shaking by your side,


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