runaway boy lyrics – james taylor

fetch down the fiddle, rosin up the bow
don’t play me nothing on the radio
don’t make me remember the alamo
i’m feeling like a little bit of cotton eyed joe

no ragin’ cajun crawfish stew
fat batter come a lou mamma lou
boy howdy and howdy d*mn do
something like fine setting eyes on you

let me come down, i won’t never go back up again
oh, hold me down
let me come home, i won’t never go away no more
oh let me come down

in a younger day back in tennessee
the muddy mississippi used to call to me
float on a river and set yourself free
run from the farm and the family tree
run from the runaway boy

so i’ve been all the places that i ever want to be
i’ve seen all the people that i ever want to see
i’m sick and tired of being lonely and free
i’m ready today for what’s waiting on me

i’m gonna give up believing i was born to run
and stop acting like a man that gets shot from a gun
i’m putting down roots, i want to soak up sun
and stay right here until my days are done

let me back down, i will never go up again
hold me down, tie me on down
let me go home, i will never go away no more
oh let me come home
oh let me go down

/ james taylor lyrics