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running away won't fix anything (song)

by manilla


A/N: This was a song I wrote for myself this month, and I finished it a few days ago and thought I would share it here! Listen along as you read the lyrics. Feel free to comment on both the musical elements and the lyrics themselves. Enjoy :)

https://soundcloud.com/manillawashere/sets/running-away-wont-fix-anything

[Verse 1]
What drugs are these
Daffodil, auburn, cerise
Never thought a paintbrush would make you high
Drawing kisses your future goodbye
Time wasted doesn’t return
Life’s challenges, we have to learn
Reality makes pain which makes your art
You go, pressing restart

[Pre-chorus]
Mind in the clouds, feet on the ground
Spinning faster on the merry-go-round
Chasing dreams, losing sight
Mind in the clouds, feet on the ground
Running away won’t fix anything

[Chorus]
(Running away won't fix anything)
(Running away won't fix anything)
(Running away won't fix anything)
(You've got time and you don't use it)
(You've got time and you don't use it)
(Running away won't fix anything)
(What a waste you are)
(What a waste you are)
(Running away won't fix you are)

[Verse 2]
What nectar is this
Stories so deep like an abyss
Flimsy characters, crafted lies
It’s wasted time when your potential dies
Girl, girl, what are you doing
Acting in a future you are misconstruing
Reality makes pain which makes your work
Reality makes pain which makes your work
You go berserk

[Repeat Pre-Chorus]

[Repeat Chorus]

[Outro]
I love my friend, escapism
She is the only one I know



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Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:02 pm
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I have been reading through these pieces as things started to get intense; i thought an attack/meltdown was coming along again and tried to chill myself... this song soothed me straight away. Thank you




manilla says...


I FOUND YOU AGAIN!!!! I'm more than happy to give a part of my soul to calm yours <3



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Oh, wow! I am amazed. I could feel the music as it played; it was so real. The lyrics hit really close to home as someone who needs to shy away from reality and stick to fictional things. You captured this battle between knowing that escapism doesn't really solve anything but craving it nonetheless. It's beautiful, and I hope you know that.




manilla says...


So happy this song spoke to you. It's always there for you to listen!





Thank you for writing it.



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First off, you are amazing, and the lyrics are super impressive and poetic. I love that, and I’m going to try a heart eyes emoji for this…😍😍😍..ummm…I hope that worked hahah.

Anyway, I got some pros and cons. We can start with cons.

CONS
- It’s hard to hear your voice/the lyrics which makes the song harder to remember (and kind of get “stuck in your head”’

PROS
- the lyrics is really nice, and beautifully figurative.
- your voice is lovely 😊
- I love the use of repeats
- the song is very well formatted
- this shouldn’t count, but the link and the sound quality were amazing 👌

Keep writing + singing! You’re so great! Do you do voice lessons? And I’m amazed you had the confidence to put yourself out there. Go you! Happy summer!

❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

-Soccer




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First off, you are amazing, and the lyrics are super impressive and poetic. I love that, and I’m going to try a heart eyes emoji for this…😍😍😍..ummm…I hope that worked hahah.

Anyway, I got some pros and cons. We can start with cons.

CONS
- It’s hard to hear your voice/the lyrics which makes the song harder to remember (and kind of get “stuck in your head”’

PROS
- the lyrics is really nice, and beautifully figurative.
- your voice is lovely 😊
- I love the use of repeats
- the song is very well formatted
- this shouldn’t count, but the link and the sound quality were amazing 👌

Keep writing + singing! You’re so great! Do you do voice lessons? And I’m amazed you had the confidence to put yourself out there. Go you! Happy summer!

❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

-Soccer




manilla says...


Thank you for your heartwarming comment! For the cons, yes, I do hear you :,) but I do want to bring out the instrumental more, which can be kind of difficult when a lot of the song is packed into the lyrics. It's a confidence issue about singing, probably lol. I've done chorus for about 8 months maybe? And otherwise no other training (REVERB). Glad you enjoyed :))



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Spearmint says...



WOW this was amazing!! I loved listening to the song, and you have a beautiful voice <3 Stay awesome!! =D




manilla says...


Aww, thank you so much! I'm so happy you liked it!




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