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Runaway Lyrics

Artist: Del Shannon
Album: Runaway

As I walk along,
I wonder 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 wah-wah-wah-wah-wonder,
Why, why, why, why, why she ran away,
Yes, and I wonder,
A-where she will stay-ay,
My little runaway,
Run, run, run, run, runaway.

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 wah-wah-wah-wah-wonder,
Why, why, why, why, why she ran away,
Yes, and I wonder,
A-where she will stay-ay,
My little runaway,
Run, run, run, run, runaway.
Run, run, run, run, runaway.
Run, run, run, run, runaway.


by del on 5/17/2008 12:16pm
wah wah wah i lo lo lo love it
by perry on 5/23/2008 6:03pm
wow this is a wier song
by Lejonqvist on 5/31/2008 4:17pm
Fucking Great
by Graham on 6/3/2008 1:54pm
A classic 60s number
by Amy on 6/4/2008 1:18pm
Fuckin Brillant
by Kennedy on 6/4/2008 6:54pm
I prefer french version ( DAVE - VANINA )but this version is good also
by matjaz on 6/5/2008 3:56am
by colin on 6/7/2008 7:38am
love it love it love it - the business
by glk on 6/12/2008 10:44am
great song, great man...
great time.
by Jacko on 6/27/2008 9:24am
Fantastic slice of 60's music. A genuine classic
by Gary on 7/3/2008 9:10am
a sample of a typical 60's music
the arrangement of the lyrics are great, you can feel your emotions ascending. Musicians today ought to check sounds from yester-years.
by sultan on 7/4/2008 3:18am
by Micheal Evile on 7/4/2008 7:50am
by dario on 7/6/2008 1:05pm
Muy buena la cancion me gusta mucho y me hace acordar la serie de tv
by me on 7/6/2008 5:00pm
greaaat! i love it!
by Yeraziael on 7/21/2008 3:56am
Yeah Baby!!!
by Nel on 7/27/2008 8:51am
by nick on 7/31/2008 4:47pm
this song is a classic 50's hit that you'd hear at every drive-in and malt shop around.
by rexmeus on 8/3/2008 1:43pm
I wah-wah-wah-wah-wonder, why, Why, why, why, why, why i love this so much????????
Great time definitely
by jemik on 8/4/2008 12:04am
anykind like this song. i like it
by George on 8/8/2008 1:55pm
Del ran away with a .22 in Feb 1990. But he left behind his magical lyrics for us to enjoy.
by Jasmine on 8/16/2008 12:22am

by Pete on 8/20/2008 3:03am
Like a lot of great 60s songs this song is just full of an eternal youthful energy.Excellent.
by Christina on 8/26/2008 5:55pm
I can't visit Johny Rockets w/o playing this song on their juke box atleast 5 times! :D
by ManureOccureth on 9/3/2008 11:27pm
My father used to sing this song to me when I was younger. It's a cherished memory, and to always have that moment with me, I tattoo'd "Runaway" on my foot.
by bawbaw on 9/7/2008 3:54pm
nice! ni ni ni ce ce ce
by Moe from the Mojo Bros. on 9/11/2008 10:00pm
Our band, THE MOJO BROS. loves to play this old 50s and 60s music.

Runaway has got to be a classic with that great descending Am G F E7 musical drama going on.

All fellow musicians with a 50s 60s me....MOE at compare musical notes and stories on the road with the greats...

We play about 1000 songs from our on piano singing with conga player who does call back (was Steve Miller's drummer) sam and dave, blues bros, all of motown, Jerry Lee Lewis,Muddy a matter of trivia, I was with Question Mark and the Mysterians back in 1976 in Saginaw, Michigan, hometown of Bob Seger.

I'm happily here in California now.

The Mojo Bros.
by dancr on 10/11/2008 8:57pm
I learned it with the lyric "I'm walking in the rain to the bone I feel the pain..."much rawer sentiment
by mr one on 11/17/2008 10:57pm
very niceee
by u238z on 11/20/2008 10:40am
i love it
by theamir on 12/3/2008 7:03am
by Dead Purple on 12/29/2008 2:23pm
Awesome song!
I like the Misfits's version too)
by sofie on 1/7/2009 12:40pm
by --- on 1/10/2009 10:13am
I've always really liked the Traveling Wilburys version. Good song.
by spac3b0y on 1/22/2009 5:28am
Please, please, please!!! Don't forget small faces' cover.
That has a rawer voicing and sounds much better imo, but del's "why why why", oh, man... This is unbeatable!
The man could sing....
by edog1998 on 1/23/2009 7:10pm
i lo lo lo lo love this song
by Deadx on 2/4/2009 11:51am
Awesome song!, someone hear the dogma version? is good too,but the orignal is better
by juanrayo on 2/27/2009 12:21pm
perfecto, excelente Runaway, un clasico
by Jane on 3/7/2009 11:22pm
I love it, excelent...
by John on 3/10/2009 3:56am
Great song!
by errika on 3/16/2009 5:13am
love! <3
by Amanda on 3/25/2009 12:56pm
I love this song!!
by Fab7 on 3/31/2009 6:43pm
Very awesome !
by slymn on 4/6/2009 4:36am
i heard it in Heroes and loved it so much. i search this excellent song lastly found.
by Cor P on 6/18/2009 12:35am
Love this song came back to mind after seeing Heroes :P
by velybob on 7/21/2009 6:47am
Some Live, the others die*
by Roy on 7/29/2009 12:24am
I was running away with a girl on Route 66. What can I say?
by Jojo on 8/15/2009 4:30am
Great song! One of a kind song that can't be forgotten like most song do! It touched my beat, the simple but excellent lyrics and the rhythm and music all does well!
by Dave on 10/13/2009 5:07pm
This song takes me back to times hanging out with old man loved his music and this song was at the top of his this takes me to happy times with him....miss and love ya dad......
by Andy on 10/15/2009 9:43am
Love this song, played it again today after not hearing it for years. Del Shannon, a legend!!
by m on 10/20/2009 8:59pm
by rickr442 on 11/24/2009 10:43pm
Anybody have a set of lyrics to the 'Crime Story' version of the song? Several words were changed, I can't understand thru the music... Good stuff anyway!
by roadie chic on 12/10/2009 2:47am
i was seriously born in the wrong decade i love 60's 70's and 80's music esp this song
by beti on 12/12/2009 1:06pm
by emre on 1/4/2010 6:59am
by piter on 1/7/2010 3:58am
I love this song - evergreen, independed from times
by niksic on 3/30/2010 7:56am
by Carl on 5/14/2010 10:33pm
One of the truly greats
by dlfkgdjlfg on 5/19/2010 11:09am
by roger on 5/27/2010 12:15pm
fuck this song
by lovaa on 6/12/2010 2:57pm
i love it its a very nice song
by Armenak on 7/12/2010 3:35am
Del Shannon, a legend! I adore this song!
by DinDC on 7/18/2010 7:52am
Awesome... I remember this song from when I was a toddler. It's a timeless piece of Americana; an encapsulation of the era. Brilliant!
by cha5t1ty on 8/1/2010 8:10am
i love this song a great reflection of a tormented genius
by on 8/19/2010 4:13pm
A very under appreciated artist...a timeless song with a pain we have all felt one time or gone wrong ,love lost...brilliant.
by tom on 10/1/2010 11:49am
the best song ever.
by Shirin on 10/3/2010 8:22pm
Real cool.....
by david on 11/4/2010 2:23pm
good song / sung well!
by Nkosinathi Ebenezer on 11/6/2010 4:26am
Now this is song is classical.... i love it, this is a geniune awesone song.....

I wah-wah-wah-wah-wonder,
Why, why, why, why, why she ran away,
Yes, and I wonder,
by vairbob on 12/27/2010 4:38pm
this be the original and as usual the best!
by Al on 2/11/2011 9:56am
Heard it for the first time in decades the other morning on a college station. Brightened my whole day! There's so much great going on in it!

(Thanks to Hairman Doo on WRPI, 91.5FM, Troy)
by emy on 3/6/2011 12:20pm
i loooooooooooove it i don't know whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
by jj on 3/29/2011 2:30pm
ima make a song in spanish
by cathy on 4/13/2011 6:24am
horrible song....super boooring!
by eli on 6/11/2011 5:42am
why why why i love this song (8)
by runaway on 9/14/2011 8:36pm
great song i listen to it all the time!
by kevin on 10/9/2011 10:36pm
dear cath wake up to a great r.n.r song.
by Darus on 12/2/2011 5:33am
I love this going and I'm only young, I was born in the wrong decade!!!
When my friends are listening to Gaga, I'm listening to the classics,
And to Cathy that's your opinion but it one of classics.

The reason why I like it is it how I feel now, you see I was in head over heals abut we broke up..
And I wonder and still feel the pain, and I wonder what went wong after 6 years, he was my 1st love.
So when I hear this song, I have a tear. But life goes on
by Cate on 1/11/2012 8:13am
Great song
LOVE the 60's, 70's
some 50's
some 90's (my era)
by The Del Shannon on 2/17/2012 11:29pm
Thanks for all the great comments about my song.
by kate on 2/19/2012 3:14am
i love this song
by randall wisham on 2/22/2012 8:43pm
I love this song. It brings back so many great memories. Thanks Del for the memories.
by Bob on 2/24/2012 1:42pm
I love this song. And kids love this song.
by Geeman on 3/7/2012 8:34pm
I love this song, I used to watch crime story in the 80s, this was the theme. I have found it to watch again and for days this song is stuck in my head...
by bl on 3/11/2012 1:42am
Ja! Es ist fein!
by iamjohngalt on 5/26/2012 1:40am
The original Runaway is an amazing recording and made music history. It has the first use of a synthisizer in record history, a home made one built by keyboardist, Max Crook. Del Shannon's falsetto vocals soared and Max's keyboard riff is one of the most memorable on record.
by Bruce S. on 6/14/2012 7:43pm
A great song. I love singing it!

by walter on 6/18/2012 4:26pm
sis loved this song and singer the start of my love of music.
by Jerry P. on 7/4/2012 1:35pm
Best song ever made!
I never get tired of it. Too bad Del had to leave this world the way he did. If only he realized how many hearts he touched with this song. He deserved better.
by syarif on 9/6/2012 6:58pm
by John W. on 12/30/2012 1:43am
reminds me of my mom. she ran away from home when she was a young teenager and decided to go back home after she heard this song>>>
by Jeff A. on 1/15/2013 9:33pm
Love this Song!
by Gary on 2/5/2013 8:00pm
The epitome of Rock N Roll. It really doesn't get any better than this.
by Gaston on 2/12/2013 2:47am
Q. Why why why she ran away...
A. I was an ass thst is why.

Love this song as mucj as I love Crime Story. The tv show thst intro this song to me.
by Francisco on 7/11/2013 8:29pm
Why song writers don't do song like this anymore?
by Rocky Brown on 10/26/2013 4:54pm
Great song!!
by alissa on 3/24/2014 7:45am
this song is awaesome
by alissa on 3/24/2014 7:46am
freakin awesome love this fuckin song
by Ron H on 6/5/2014 5:09am
This was the best recordsin year 61,and oh course I love it
by Dave L. on 7/24/2014 11:24am
Downloaded Radiorage to listen to song. Never got to. The icon only redirects to the download page. The first time should download. After that clicking should produce the song!!!! Talk of your Radiorage. I'm there. I want to blow something up.
by Shaffer Fox on 4/27/2021 11:12am
Outstanding, ahead of its time, and timeless. From the middle of nowhere in Michigan, Del Shannon burst forth and enlivened the universe!

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