Runaway Child, Running Wild
You played hookie from school and you can't go out to play, yeah Mama said, for the rest of the week, in your room you gotta stay, yeah Oh ho, now you feel like the whole world's pickin' on you But deep down inside, you know it ain't true You're in punishment 'Cause your mother wants to raise you in the right way, yeah But you don't care 'Cause you already made up your mind you wanna run away yeah You're on your way, runaway child, running wild Runaway child running wild Better go back home where you belong Roaming through the city going nowhere fast, you're on your own at last Hey, it's gettin' late, where will you sleep? You're gettin' kinda hungry, you forgot to bring something to eat Oh, lost with no money you start to cry But remember, you left home wantin' to be grown, so dry your weeping eyes Sirens screamin' down neon lighted streets You want your mama Run, run, run, run, run, run, run, run Are they looking for you? You're frightened and confused I want my mama Run, run, run, run, run, run, run But she's much too far away, she can't hear a word you say You've heard some frightening news on the radio About little boys running away from home And the parents don't see them no more You wanna stop to hitch a ride, I know But your mama told you never trust a stranger And you don't know which way to go Streets are dark and deserted, not a sound nor sign of life Oh how you long to hear your mother's voice, 'cause you're lost and alone But remember, you made the choice, runaway child, running wild You better go back home where you belong He he he, oh, runaway child, running wild You better go back home where you belong You're lost in this great big city Go back home where you belong Not one familiar face, ain't it a pity Go back home where you belong Oh, runaway child running wild You better go back home where you belong Oh yeah, my girl Mama, mama, please, come and sit here by me Oh but she's much too far away, she can't hear a word you say Oh, you're frightened and confused, which way will you choose
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