Who Sang Runaways? XTC

Xtc English Settlement cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Colin Moulding
release date: 1982-2-12
genres: Rock Pop
styles: New Wave/Pop Rock/Indie Rock
length: 4:51
background vocals: Andy Partridge
synthesizer: Dave Gregory
lead vocals & background vocals: Colin Moulding
drums (drum set) & drum machine: Terry Chambers
synthesizer & piano & fretless bass: Colin Moulding
electric guitar & synthesizer & 12 string guitar: Andy Partridge
Oh run-a, oh run-a, oh runaways,
(Please come home)
Oh run-a, oh run-a, oh runaways
(Please come home)

Daddy hit you in a temper,
But he's sorry now,
(Please come home)
Just a quarrel had with mummy,
Just a family row
(Please come home)

You caught mum chasing dad with a knife,
(Don't cry, don't cry)
You ran away to escape from the fights,
(Don't cry, don't cry)
Now you're lost in a maze of neon light,
And she's worried,
He's worried
She's worried, oh...

Oh run-a, oh run-a, oh runaways,
(Please come home)
Oh run-a, oh run-a, oh runaways
(Please come home)

Pacing street-lamps on the highway,
Haystack for your bed
(Please come home)
In the morning we will find you,
In papers to be read
(Please come home)

You heard screams from
The warmth of your bed
(Don't cry, don't cry)
You slumbered on without being fed
(Don't cry, don't cry)
Now there's no more tears to be shed,
And she's sorry,
He's sorry,
He's sorry, oh...

Oh run-a, oh run-a, oh runaways,
(Please come home)
Oh run-a, oh run-a, oh runaways
(Please come home)



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Runaways
  • 2 Ball and Chain
  • 3 Senses Working Overtime
  • 4 Jason and the Argonauts
  • 5 No Thugs in Our House
  • 6 Yacht Dance
  • 7 All of a Sudden (It’s Too Late)
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Melt the Guns
  • 2 Leisure
  • 3 It’s Nearly Africa
  • 4 Knuckle Down
  • 5 Fly on the Wall
  • 6 Down in the Cockpit
  • 7 English Roundabout
  • 8 Snowman

  • Album Information
    label: Virgin
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin