Riff: J. Cole – “Runaway”

Jun 18, 2013

When it’s all said and done everybody dies/In this life ain’t no happy endings/Only pure beginnings followed by years of sinning and fake repentance

from Runaway lyrics by J. Cole

Opening with Mike Epps’ light-hearted routine about how married men act differently away from their wives, “Runaway” then delves into much darker territory as Cole discusses rape, slavery and an inappropriate football coach whilst also recognising that he’s too young to settle down; [LISTEN].

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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