Runnin'
Grits Lyrics


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Runnin runnin
Lookin for that love I once knew
Runnin runnin
Trying to find my way back to you

I been runnin since understandin confiscated my globe
Shuttering since expression stole the key to my soul
Struggling since victory presumed control
Battling since the truth infiltrated my mold
Seeking to kind a life in invisible hold
Traveling down a path of a difficult road
Running without a clue of being left astray
Swearing I'm getting closer but really further away
Runnin

Don't you sometimes sit back and look at yourself
Examine things in life you hate but you've become get sick of yourself
The very images you claim lack worth
Then with uncontrolled labor pains them very images you gave birth
This topic got me ceiling walkin
I'm so beside myself I'm lookin at me like I'm someone else and I don't feel I'm talkin
I'm tryin to spit it best I can atcha
Your life you really need to rid it of attention grabbers that keep you from runnin

Runnin
My desires lead me right to you
The very thing that has me runnin
Back to you

In desilate times I wrestle at times
Feeling so neglected at times rejected at times
Hard to try to get out my mind hold to the soul
Believing that its gonna be fine he's in control
Letting go the walk in the know forgetting the how
Strong enougfh to wait for the when to weaken the now

If dead men tell no tales
How do you account for the platinum rappers with millions of record sales
Then tell me I ain't good 'cause my record fails
With a standard that's set to first-quarter sales the truth shall prevail
If I let you dictate it life would be stale (whoo)




But I follow my lord who's been proven with the scars and nails
Everybody

Overall Meaning

has a race to run
Making it to the end with the Father Son and Holy Spirit the one


The lyrics of the song “Runnin” by Grits revolve around the theme of running, both literally and metaphorically. The song’s chorus talks about the singer’s search for a lost love and his efforts to find his way back to it. The singer has been struggling and battling with various obstacles in his life that have left him feeling lost and astray. He questions the value of the things he's been chasing that may be keeping him from running towards his true purpose in life.


The first verse of the song begins with the singer recalling the time when he lost his understanding and expression, which had a deep impact on his soul. He has been struggling with the truth infiltrating his mold and had been running down a difficult path without a sense of direction. He thinks he is getting closer to his destination, but in reality, he's moving further away.


In the second verse, he encourages the listener to take an honest look at their life to see if there are any attention-grabbing distractions that are hindering them from their true purpose. He talks about wrestling in desolate times feeling rejected and neglected, and how letting go and trusting the journey can lead you to where you're truly meant to be. The final lines of the verse ask a poignant question about why some successful people claim that dead men have no tales and yet have many tales to tell.


Overall, the song leaves the listener with a message of encouragement to keep pushing and running towards what is important even when the way is difficult.


Line by Line Meaning

Runnin runnin
I'm constantly on the move, searching for something.


Lookin for that love I once knew
I want to find the love I had in the past.


Trying to find my way back to you
I'm making an effort to return to you.


I been runnin since understandin confiscated my globe
I've been running ever since I gained an understanding of the world and lost my innocence.


Shuttering since expression stole the key to my soul
I've been hesitant to express myself since I feel like I've lost a valuable part of myself.


Struggling since victory presumed control
I've had a tough time since victory took over my life.


Battling since the truth infiltrated my mold
I've been fighting since I learned the truth about myself and my life.


Seeking to kind a life in invisible hold
I'm looking for a better life even though it feels like I'm trapped.


Traveling down a path of a difficult road
I'm on a difficult journey to find what I'm looking for.


Running without a clue of being left astray
I'm moving forward without knowing if I'm going in the right direction.


Swearing I'm getting closer but really further away
I'm convinced I'm getting closer to my goal, but I'm actually moving farther away from it.


Don't you sometimes sit back and look at yourself
Do you ever take a break from your life to introspect?


Examine things in life you hate but you've become get sick of yourself
Analyze the things in life you dislike, but don't become fed up with yourself in the process.


The very images you claim lack worth
The images you claim have no value.


Then with uncontrolled labor pains them very images you gave birth
You give these images life with your own pain, trauma, or struggles.


This topic got me ceiling walkin
This topic has me pacing around my room, unable to sit still.


I'm so beside myself I'm lookin at me like I'm someone else and I don't feel I'm talkin
I'm so out of my mind that I feel like I'm watching myself from outside and I don't feel like I'm the one who's speaking.


I'm tryin to spit it best I can atcha
I'm doing my best to articulate this to you.


Your life you really need to rid it of attention grabbers that keep you from runnin
You need to avoid distractions that keep you from pursuing your goals.


My desires lead me right to you
My wants and needs bring me right back to you.


The very thing that has me runnin
You're the reason I'm always moving.


In desilate times I wrestle at times
During difficult times, I struggle and fight.


Feeling so neglected at times rejected at times
Feeling abandoned and dismissed at times.


Hard to try to get out my mind hold to the soul
It's challenging to free your mind and nurture your soul at the same time.


Believing that its gonna be fine he's in control
Having faith that everything will be okay since God is in control.


Letting go the walk in the know forgetting the how
Letting go of your anxiety and trusting that you have the knowledge to handle the situation.


Strong enougfh to wait for the when to weaken the now
Being patient enough to wait for the right moment to act instead of being overcome with urgency.


If dead men tell no tales
If the dead can't speak anymore.


How do you account for the platinum rappers with millions of record sales
How do you explain successful music artists who are no longer alive and can't speak for themselves?


Then tell me I ain't good 'cause my record fails
So don't dismiss me just because my own music hasn't sold well.


With a standard that's set to first-quarter sales the truth shall prevail
The truth about one's talent will come out eventually, despite being judged based on initial sales.


If I let you dictate it life would be stale (whoo)
If I let others control my life, it would be boring.


But I follow my lord who's been proven with the scars and nails
I follow my faith and my God, who has proven themselves time and time again through suffering.


Everybody
All of us.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Erik Ortiz, Kevin Crowe, Dwayne Carter, Shanell Woodgett

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