The Runaway

by Loren Radis

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released May 18, 2013

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Loren Radis San Luis Obispo, California

Loren Radis is 30-ish and married his best friend in 2010. He's thankful to have the opportunity to make music in his spare time. It's something he's always been passionate about and he tries to be as honest as possible in his songwriting. He hopes you hear something you like and thanks you for listening.

"a gifted and engaging songwriter" - Glen Starkey

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Track Name: Amelia (Already Changed My World)
You could be a teacher, a sculptor, or a maid
You could be an actress, I know you’d light up any stage
You could be most anything your little heart desires
Your infinite potential’s something I truly admire

You could be an artist, conjure life from a blank page
You could be an author, so many worthwhile words to say
You may be a mother, teach your children to be brave
You may be a missionary, so many souls to save

But you’ve already changed my world
My precious little baby girl
And whatever you choose, you’ll be everything to me
Yeah, you’ve already changed my world

You could have been born in Portugal, to a family in Spain
You could have been born years ago in some long-forgotten age
You could have been an Anaiyah, a Kairi, or a Jane
I thank God that you’re Amelia, born in this time, in this place

‘Cuz you’ve already changed my world
My precious little baby girl
And whatever may come, you’ll be everything to me
Yeah, you’ve already changed my world

Soon you will be walking, running, spreading wings to fly
Soon you will be talking, shouting, singing away the night
Soon you will be grown and leaving, your destiny to find
You’ll always have a home here, in your mother’s heart and mine

And you’ve already changed my world
My precious little baby girl
And whatever may come, you’ll be everything to me
Yeah, you’ve already changed my world
You’ve already changed my world
Yeah, you’ve already changed my world
Track Name: The Runaway
I was just a boy when I set out on my own
I’d never strayed far from the place that I’d come from
I was only a boy when I left my home
I wasn’t seeking riches, I only felt it in my bones, I had to go
To the road

And my mother, she kissed my face, and said “Baby don’t you lose your way”
And I prayed, I prayed, I prayed, that I’d find my way home someday

I met a pretty girl with pale blue eyes
She had a ribbon in her hair and she always wore a smile
I met a pretty girl with the ocean in her eyes
And a pink and yellow dress that was doin’ its best to hide her knees
From me

From the moment I saw her face in that barren and broken blue place
I prayed, I prayed, I prayed, that someday I could give her my name

At the end of all things where even memory dies
I gave up my body to stay by her side
At the end of all things in the infinite night
I could have stared down any demon, I was not afraid to die, with her hand
Holdin’ mine

And I prayed, I prayed, I prayed, that the darkness wouldn’t take us away
And she prayed, she prayed, she prayed
She prayed, she prayed, she prayed
With all of her heart she prayed
And the whole world prayed with her that day
And the darkness raged in impotent rage
And we prayed, we prayed, we prayed
And we found our way home that day
Track Name: The Shepherd's Dog
You were always the strong and the silent type
Slept with one eye open all your life
There was no hate in your heart
And no innocent blood on your hands

And you could have flown away from this life
Held that pedal down through the night
The sun’s comin’ up and the
Sea isn’t so far away

Not so far to go
No it won’t take long
Just to find a home
For the shepherd’s dog

You said “No one is blameless these crazy days
Like losing that key down the rooftop drain
So let every man prove he’s
Better than where he’s come from”

They called you their friend in the better times
They ate you alive when you spoke your mind
You said “All men have sinned and
We all have our crosses to bear”

And you died all alone in that darkened room
Your last words, they echoed in the concrete tomb
You said “God’s got His plan and
My rest isn’t so far away”

Not so far to go
No it won’t take long
Just to find a home
For the shepherd’s dog

Not so far to go
No it won’t take long
Just to find a home
For the shepherd’s dog

For the shepherd’s dog