Malvina Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems  


Notes: by Malvina Reynolds; copyright 1967 by the author. From page 89 of the collection "Inscriptions on a Ginger Jar," printed in the songbook The Muse of Parker Street.

You can't run away,
No matter where you go.
The world isn't big enough
For you and yourself,
And everywhere, that you comes tagging along.

You can't run away
From the ones you love.
For they are you, too,
You are the sum of what they think of you,
And if you run
They wonder for a while,
And then you grow less and less with every mile.

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