Fugitive
David Gray Lyrics


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Yeah yeah

Is the answer none of the above
Crouched in a whole like a mud-streaked fugitive
And everyday a different version of
Pourin' it away like a water through a sieve

Hey better realize my friend
Love in the end now you can't take it well
Gotta live

If only for a second
I see a twinklin' in your eye
Gotta try

Well its flesh and blood and camouflage
Paint it to the wall now somethings gotta give
Just another right to sabotage
Seein' through the eyes of a mind-rot sedative

When will you realize my friend
Love in the end now you can't take it well
Gotta live

If only for a second
I see a twinklin' in your eye
Gotta try
The one that you're forsaken
Surely more than just a lie
Yeah

When will you realize my friend
Love in the end now you can't take it well
Gotta live

If only for a second
I see a twinklin' in your eye
Gotta try
The one that you're forsaken
Surely more than just a lie
Gotta try
It's for the taken
And you know not to testify




Gotta try
Everyday is a different version of

Overall Meaning

In David Gray's song "Fugitive," he speaks of feeling like a fugitive, hiding away from the world like someone running away from their problems. He talks about how every day feels like a new version of the same thing, as he pours his thoughts, emotions, and experiences away like water through a sieve. Gray urges the listener to realize that love is what truly matters in the end and that one must live for themselves even if it is just for a second.


The lyrics are an expression of how the storyteller has become somewhat of a recluse, bottling up their feelings instead of dealing with them. He is urging the listener to face their fears head-on and try to live every day better than the last. He mentions how we paint our feelings on the walls and destroy them, sabotaging ourselves repeatedly. The chorus serves as a reminder that we must try and live for ourselves, even if it's just for a fleeting moment. The song hints at self-discovery and how we can sabotage ourselves if we're not careful.


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Interesting Facts
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Line by Line Meaning

Yeah yeah
An expression of agreement or approval.


Is the answer none of the above
None of the options given seem to be correct or satisfactory.


Crouched in a whole like a mud-streaked fugitive
Feeling low and undeserving, like a fugitive hiding in shame.


And everyday a different version of Pourin' it away like a water through a sieve
Wasting time and opportunity every day by not making progress or taking action.


Hey better realize my friend Love in the end now you can't take it well Gotta live If only for a second I see a twinklin' in your eye Gotta try
It's important to recognize the value of love and make the most of every moment, even just for a second. Don't give up without trying.


Well its flesh and blood and camouflage Paint it to the wall now somethings gotta give Just another right to sabotage Seein' through the eyes of a mind-rot sedative
We are all human, but some of us hide behind facades to avoid facing reality. At some point, we need to confront the issues we've been avoiding and take action to make changes in our lives.


When will you realize my friend Love in the end now you can't take it well Gotta live If only for a second I see a twinklin' in your eye Gotta try The one that you're forsaken Surely more than just a lie Yeah
Once again, emphasizing the importance of not giving up on love and hope. Even in moments of doubt or pain, there is still something worth fighting for.


It's for the taken And you know not to testify Gotta try
Opportunities are there for the taking, but we need to be brave and take a chance. Don't be afraid to take a stand and fight for what you believe in.


Everyday is a different version of
Every day presents new challenges and opportunities for growth and change.




Lyrics © Royalty Network, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Cloud9
Written by: ANDRE GRAY, KUNLEY MCCARTHY, LLOYD JAMES, VICTOR EDMOND, Keith Prior, Robert Martin Malone, David Gray

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