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"Runaway Runaway" is a standalone single by Mars Argo. It was released on December 14, 2012, with B-side "Stuck on You". It was planned to be included on their cancelled second album.

Background

The song was recorded in 2011-2012, written by Mars Argo and Titanic Sinclair. The lyrics are theorized to have been written by Mars in reference to emotional abuse in the relationship, which makes sense with the cover artwork of a heart frowning. An early demo's instrumental was used as background music in the video "What Do You Love?" in 2011. The final instrumental was used in "LA or BUST" in 2012.

In the description of "LA or BUST", it was announced that their second studio album would be released on November 22nd, 2012. However, this didn't happen and the "Runaway Runaway" single was released instead with "Stuck on You" as a B-side.

Lyrics

Is there anybody listening?
Eager words are making me an awful mess
You say you need me
We're running out of time
I guess I fear the fear of consequence
You say you'll leave me
But you'll be sorry

You are making me uneasy
You make me want to scream
I wish I was a dumb pop star
So the words wouldn't matter to you

Am I living an illusion?
I want to runaway, runaway, runaway
I feel like I'm losing control
Maybe I should let myself go
Because this is so predictable

Is there something that I'm missing?
My walls are caving in
I can't hear what you are saying
I'm afraid of giving in

You are making me uneasy
You make me want to scream
I wish I was a dumb pop star
So the words wouldn't matter to you

Am I living an illusion?
I want to runaway, runaway, runaway
I feel like I'm losing control
Maybe I should let myself go
Because this is so predictable
[Bridge]

I wanna runaway, runaway
Little time left to runaway
Every time I get somewhere
I wanna runaway runaway
I feel like I'm losing

I wanna runaway, runaway
Little time left to runaway
Every time I get somewhere
I wanna runaway runaway
I feel like I'm losing control

Maybe I should let myself go
Because this is so predictable


Music Video

The official music video for the song was released on Valentine's Day, February 14th, 2013. It premiered on Noisey with an interview done by photographer Shriya Samavai. The video was filmed and edited in HD, but applied a VHS filter for the release, resulting in a much lower quality.

The unaltered HD version was released on the director Tony Katai's Vimeo page in 2013, but taken down when Mars started to get more attention. A snippet of this version was used in Katai's cinematography reel video on December 27, 2016.

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