Who Sang Run? Sweet Honey in the Rock

Release information
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Blues Folk, World, & Country
length: 5:56
Some other versions of "Run"

Lyrics
No one has the right (To hurt me)
Especially when they say (They love me)
Apologies don't make (Anything better)
So I'll take my love and my life (and leave today)

(chorus)

Run to a shelter, run to a friend
Better run for my life before it comes to an end

Run to a shelter, run to a friend
Better run for my life before it comes to an end

(bridge)

I am gonna run far away from here
No more cussin, no more fighting, and living in fear

I am gonna run far away from you
I have come to my senses and I don't need you

I am gonna run gonna leave you today
'Cause I know there's got to be a better way

I'm gonna run, take my children's hand
We are leaving this nightmare as fast as we can

I don't even know, in which direction I should go
But I'm sure its the right thing to do, its time to make a move.
The first time I was shoved, I shoulda been out the door
But I accepted the spologie, open myself up for more

abuses, excuses, abuses, excuse me!

I don't have to live this way, I'm leaving you today

abuses, excuses, abuses, excuse me!

I don't have to suffer anymore, I'm walking right out of that door

Run to a shelter, run to a friend
Better run for my life before it comes to an end

Run to a shelter, run to a friend
Better run for my life before it comes to an end

Some of my so called friends, advised me to stick around
Their not the one's getting burned, slapped or beaten down to the ground.
They say financial security is hard to come by for a woman like me,
And for the children, I need a good home, so I should sacrifice until their grown.

abuses, excuses, abuses, excuse me!

I don't have to suffer anymore, I'm walking right out of that door

abuses, excuses, abuses, excuse me!

I don't have to live this way, I'm leaving you today

I am gonna run far away from here
No more cussin, no more fighting, and living in fear

I am gonna run far away from you
I have come to my senses and I don't need you

I am gonna run gonna leave you today
'Cause I know there's got to be a better way

I'm gonna run, take my children's hand
We are leaving this nightmare as fast as we can

Now, I don't blame myself for the present situation
For this, kind of behavior, there is no justification
I'm looking ahead to the future, I won't forget the past
I won't repeat this part of my life, its over atlast!

abuses, excuses, abuses, excuse me!

I don't have to live this way, I'm leaving you today

abuses, excuses, abuses, excuse me!

I don't have to suffer anymore, I'm walking right out of that door

I am gonna run far away from here
No more cussin, no more fighting, and living in fear

I am gonna run far away from you
I have come to my senses and I don't need you

I am gonna run gonna leave you today
'Cause I know there's got to be a better way

I'm gonna run, take my children's hand
We are leaving this nightmare as fast as we can

Run to a shelter, run to a friend
Better run for my life before it comes to an end

Run to a shelter, run to a friend
Better run for my life before it comes to an end

Run to a shelter, run to a friend
Better run for my life before it comes to an end

Run to a shelter, run to a friend
Better run for my life before it comes to an end

(adlibs until end of song)

Tracklist
Enhanced CD 1
  • 1 We Are the Ones
  • 2 Chant
  • 3 Battered Earth
  • 4 Motherless Chil'
  • 5 Redemption Song
  • 6 Greed
  • 7 Sound-Bite From Beijing
  • 8 Sometime
  • 9 Run
  • 10 Anybody Here?
  • 11 Forever Love
  • 12 I Was Standing by the Bedside of a Neighbor
  • 13 Hope

  • Release information
    label: Rykodisc
    country(area): United States
    format: Enhanced CD
    barcode: 014431045127
    script: Latin