Running Away

from by Caela Butt

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it's that time of year, all my friends are leaving town
to go out and get their kicks before that snow starts falling down
it's that time of year all my friends are leaving town

i'm so tired of sayin goodbye
all the people that i miss are makin my stomach sick
i'm just so tired of sayin goodbye, sayin goodbye

and i wish you would ask me to run away
cause i'm really good at running away
i've got one foot out the door and the other foot don't work that well
my eyes on the horizon, and my head up in the clouds
my heads up in the clouds

i crave adventure and i wanna be
made aware of my mortality, everyday
i wanna be humbled and awed by the world around me
and i know it's mostly up to me
'cause i was born with everything i need
i can make my own fun
i'll grab my banjo, my backpack, my bb gun
'cause just like the boss i was born to run, i was born to run

i love the arcade it is my home, they are my family
we've got a garden, a porch, 2 dogs, 4 walls and a community
i love the arcade, my home, my family
so tonight i'll have a drink for all my pals out on the road
i hope the weather suits your taste
stay free, stay safe, stay weird, stay warm
i hope the highways and the train tracks
take you where you wanna be
and i hope that if you get homesick you'll stop and think of me
go ramble far and fast, lord knows i've had my turn
and while you see what mysteries lie abroad
i'll stay back and hold the fort
when the horizons that you're chasin lead you back this way
maybe we'll have built something here worthwhile
to make you wanna stay

and someday soon maybe i'll join your scattered ranks
when my blind optimism runs dry
when the weight of distance is just too much to bear
i'll take my first step out that door
and there ain't no tellin where ill go from there

for now you all know where i'll be
if you ever want to write to me
if you ever need a place to stay
if you ever want to hideaway
if you ever want to play a show
back here in toronto
for now you all know where i'll be
till the next time i run away
run away, i'll run away
till the next time i run away
run away, i'll run away

its that time of year, all my friends are leaving town


from Lost For Days, released May 7, 2015



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Caela Butt Toronto, Ontario

Caela Butt is a sappy and optimistic folk musician from Toronto, Ontario. They sing songs about best friends, traveling, nature and heartstrings. They spend equally large chunks of time traveling around the country and getting cozy and fostering community in their hometown and these contrasting experiences continuously shape their music. ... more

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