Prodigal

I’m usually on the tail end of “new music” that’s out – on mainstream radio. I’ve been loving that song “Apologize” – remix version from “Timbaland.” It’s on iTunes – but check out the group that actually wrote and originally performed the song – OneRepublic. They have a song on their album called “Prodigal.” Here’s the lyrics. I wonder if they meant to shine the Gospel so clearly:

We say good-bye
I turn my back
Run away, run away
So predictable
Not far from here
You see me crack
Like a bone, like a bone
I’m so breakable

And I take everything from you
But you’ll take anything
Won’t you?

Run away, run away
Like a prodigal
Don’t you wait for me
Don’t you wait for me
So ashamed, so ashamed
But I need you so
And you wait for me
And you wait for me

I’m on the road
To who knows where?
Look ahead, not behind
I keep saying
There’s no place to go
Where you’re not there
On your rope, I hold tight
But it’s freeing

And I take everything from you
But you’ll take anything
Won’t you?

Run away, run away
Like a prodigal
Don’t you wait for me
Don’t you wait for me
So ashamed, so ashamed
But I need you so
And you wait for me
And you wait for me

Everybody wants to be right
But only if it’s not day light?
I keep trying to find my way back
My way back

Run away, run away
Like a prodigal
Don’t you wait for me
Don’t you wait for me
So ashamed, so ashamed
But I need you so
And you wait for me
And you wait for me

Runaway
Runaway
Runaway
From you
From you
From you

Comments 1

  1. how funny is it that i read this post the other day and when i got into my car prodigal was playing! until i read the post i had never really thought about the words! i absolutely love their cd!!

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