David SmithWhite

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Song: The Runaway Bride - Poem by David SmithWhite

When you took the last boat to Malta,
my mind was untethered and frayed.
You left me stood at the altar;
you must stop running away.

Runaway bride, my web is worldwide.
Your unexplained absence, I take in my stride.
Runaway bride, you ebb and flow with the tide.
Runaway, runaway, runaway bride.

Runaway bride, to me you'd confide.
Runaway, runaway, runaway bride.
Runaway bride, on you I relied.
Runaway, runaway, runaway bride.

When the last mule train left Upper Volta,
who was it, seen driving the dray?
Watching out for circling vultures;
you must stop running away.

There's nowhere to flee;
I'm behind you.
You can't escape me;
I will find you.

On leaving the Straits of Gibraltar,
where the smugglers and idle rich play.
My search for you will never falter;
you must stop running away.

Runaway bride, the rope is untied,
I'll not bind you up with the love I abide.
Runaway bride, you were free to backslide.
Runaway, runaway, runaway bride.

Runaway bride, so full of pride.
Runaway, runaway, runaway bride.
Runaway bride, you brushed me aside.
Runaway, runaway, runaway bride.

When there's nowhere to go,
who would guide you?
There's no one you know
who would hide you.

On the night bus from the black pools of Yalta,
or wherever your pathways might stray.
How dare you insist I'd assault ya;
you must stop running away.

Runaway bride; I know that you've tried
to conquer your feelings of panic inside.
Runaway bride, our future's denied.
Runaway, runaway, runaway bride.

Runaway bride, has our love died?
Runaway, runaway, runaway bride.
Runaway bride, my sweet jekyll and hyde.
Runaway, runaway, runaway bride.

Runaway bride, all conventions defied.
Runaway, runaway, runaway bride.
Runaway bride, there's no place to hide.
Runaway, runaway, runaway bride.
Runaway, runaway, my runaway bride!


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 24, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, November 26, 2005


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