She Runs Away

Story Behind The Song

If you've ever watched a friend hopelessly crash and burn, knowing there is nothing you can do to help them help themselves; then that's part of the song. It's about being overwhelmed by life.

Song Length 4:33 Genre Folk - Rock, Folk - Americana
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Exultant, Moving Subject Frustration, Pain
Similar Artists Ray LaMontagne, Counting Crows Language English
Era 2000 and later


She Runs Away
by The Jinxes

All the summers that she spent
counting stars have come and went
buried under bills she couldn't pay

The calla lillies line the fence
to cover years of negligence
the landlord smiles and turns the other way

the lights are low, the bare bulbs show
listening to the radio while she
beds her kids back down to sleep

the posters hanging in the hall
cover holes punched through the wall
she cries aloud, this is not how it's supposed to be

Believe me I understand
hold my breath and hold your hand
close my eyes and pray for rain to
wash away all of your pain

She Runs Away
She Runs Away

Wishing for a second chance
playing cards on a cash advance
a lousy draw whatever your luck may bring

Clutching dreams of Hollywood
doing lines trying to feel good
even though inside she knows it's all too late


Slippin' away
a little bit every day
they walls are closing in
the bills are due again

Slippin' away
a little bit every day
was there more that I could do
to be helping you?

Slippin' away
a little bit everyday
the walls are closing in
the bills are due again

She Runs Away...

Copyright 2012 by The Jinxes


Indie folk-pop duo The Jinxes is a collaboration between Monterey Bay Area singer/songwriters Kevin Smith and Deanna Ross. Inspired by the creative process and each other, The Jinxes explore upbeat, harmony-rich terrain in their co-written work.

Originally from upstate New York, Smith brings two decades of songwriting and a clean pop guitar sound to The Jinxes, while Ross, a native Californian, lends her distinctive vocals and lyrics. Their musical influences include The Weepies, Girlyman, David Gray, Tina Malia and The Indigo Girls.

When not playing music, The Jinxes can often be found puttering in the kitchen (or packing school lunches), sweating in a dance studio, or exploring other artists' work. To learn more about The Jinxes, go to:

Lyrics Kevin Smith and Deanna ross Music Kevin Smith and Deanna Ross
Producer Andy Zenczak and The Jinxes Publisher The Jinxes Publishing
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