Runaway
Kanye West Lyrics


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Look at ya, look at ya, look at ya, look at ya
Look at ya, look at ya, look at ya, look at ya
Look at ya, look at ya, look at ya, look at ya
Look at ya, look at ya (ladies and gentlemen)
Look at ya, look at ya (ladies, ladies and gentlemen)

And I always find, yeah, I always find somethin' wrong
You been puttin' up wit' my shit just way too long
I'm so gifted at findin' what I don't like the most
So I think it's time (so I think it's time)
For us to have a toast

Let's have a toast for the douche bags
Let's have a toast for the assholes
Let's have a toast for the scumbags
Every one of them that I know
Let's have a toast for the jerk offs
That'll never take work off
Baby, I got a plan
Run away fast as you can

She find pictures in my email
I sent this bitch a picture of my dick
I don't know what it is with females
But I'm not too good at that shit
See, I could have me a good girl
And still be addicted to them hood rats
And I just blame everything on you
At least you know that's what I'm good at

And I always find
Yeah, I always find
Yeah, I always find somethin' wrong
You been puttin' up wit' my shit just way too long
I'm so gifted at findin' what I don't like the most
So I think it's time (so I think it's time)
For us to have a toast

Let's have a toast for the douche bags
Let's have a toast for the assholes
Let's have a toast for the scumbags
Every one of them that I know
Let's have a toast for the jerk offs
That'll never take work off
Baby, I got a plan
Run away fast as you can

Run away from me, baby
Run away
Run away from me, baby
Run away
When it starts to get crazy, then run away
Babe, I got a plan, run away as fast as you can
Run away from me, baby
Run away
Run away from me, baby
Run away
When it starts to get crazy
Why can't she just run away?
Baby, I got a plan
Run away as fast as you can

Twenty-four seven, three sixty-five
Pussy stays on my mind
I-I-I-I did it
Alright, alright, I admit it
Now pick your next move
You can leave or live wit' it
Ichabod Crane with that mothafuckin' top off
Split and go where?
Back to wearin' knockoffs? Haha
Knock it off, Neiman's, shop it off
Let's talk over mai tais, waitress, top it off
Hoes like vultures, wanna fly in your Freddy loafers
You can't blame 'em, they ain't never seen Versace sofas
Every bag, every blouse, every bracelet
Comes with a price tag, baby, face it
You should leave if you can't accept the basics
Plenty hoes in the baller-nigga matrix
Invisibly set, the Rolex is faceless
I'm just young, rich, and tasteless
P

Never was much of a romantic
I could never take the intimacy
And I know it did damage
'Cause the look in your eyes is killin' me
I guess then you at an advantage
'Cause you could blame me for everything
And I don't know how I'ma manage
If one day you just up and leave

And I always find, yeah, I always find somethin' wrong
You been puttin' up wit' my shit just way too long
I'm so gifted at findin' what I don't like the most
So I think it's time (so I think it's time)
For us to have a toast

Let's have a toast for the douche bags
Let's have a toast for the assholes
Let's have a toast for the scumbags
Every one of them that I know
Let's have a toast for the jerk offs
That'll never take work off




Baby, I got a plan
Run away fast as you can

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Kanye West's "Runaway" tells the story of a man who is self-aware of his flaws and how it affects his relationship yet does not take the necessary steps to fix them. The repetition of "look at ya" at the beginning of the song is a taunting expression towards his partner, as if to say, "you're still with me despite my flaws?". He acknowledges that he always finds something wrong in the relationship and that his partner has put up with his behavior for too long. The chorus, "Let's have a toast for the douche bags, for the assholes" is a sarcastic way of acknowledging that he is aware of his faults, but at the same time, he refuses to change.


As the song progresses, Kanye talks about his infidelity and how he blames the failures of his relationship on his partner. He admits that he could have a good girl but instead is addicted to "hood rats." The song ends with Kanye pondering on how he will manage if his partner were to leave him. The song is an introspective look at the flaws that both parties bring to a relationship and the importance of acknowledging and addressing them.


Line by Line Meaning

Look at ya, look at ya, look at ya, look at ya
Kanye is drawing attention to the person he is addressing.


And I always find, yeah, I always find somethin' wrong
Kanye is admitting his tendency to focus on the negative.


You been puttin' up wit' my shit just way too long
Kanye recognizes that he has been difficult and the other person has been putting up with it for a while.


I'm so gifted at findin' what I don't like the most
Kanye is highlighting his ability to always find the negative.


For us to have a toast
Kanye is suggesting they celebrate something.


Let's have a toast for the douche bags
Kanye is sarcastically suggesting they celebrate those who are not good people.


She find pictures in my email
Kanye is referring to a situation where his partner has found something they did not like in his email.


I don't know what it is with females
Kanye is acknowledging that he does not understand women and women may not understand him.


See, I could have me a good girl
Kanye is saying he could have a good partner, but he is drawn to less desirable women.


And I always find somethin' wrong
Kanye admits he focuses on negative qualities in relationships.


Run away from me, baby
Kanye is suggesting that the best course of action for the other person is to leave him and his negativity.


When it starts to get crazy, then run away
Kanye is saying that when things get difficult, it is best to leave the situation.


Twenty-four seven, three sixty-five
Kanye is saying that his focus on women is constant and obsessive.


I could never take the intimacy
Kanye is admitting that he struggles with being emotionally vulnerable in relationships.


And I know it did damage
Kanye is acknowledging that his behavior has harmed the other person emotionally.


Let's have a toast for the douche bags
Kanye continues his sarcastic suggestion to celebrate negative people.


Baby, I got a plan
Kanye is indicating that he has a solution to their problems.


Run away fast as you can
Kanye reiterates his suggestion that the other person should leave the situation quickly.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Sentric Music, Songtrust Ave, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Malik Yusef El Shabbaz Jones, Kanye Omari West, John Roger Branch, Emile Haynie, Terrence Le Varr Thornton, Mike Dean, Peter Phillips, Jeffrey Nath Bhasker

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@isaaciced

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