By: Paul S. Cilwa Viewed: 11/13/2018
Posted: 8/13/2017
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Track 3 from my 1997 album 'The Man Who Isn't There'.

When it finally came time to make a commitment, he chose to return to a bad situation rather than face his fear of trying something new…and, I thought, better.

Run, Dick, Run

By Paul S. Cilwa

Lyrics

See Dick play
Night after night.
See Dick score
With every cute guy in sight.

See Dick turn down
Each promise of love.
See Dick laugh
At the very thought of

it. See Dick dismiss
His trick of the night,
And watch him try to sleep, later on
His pillow held tight.

Run, Dick, run,.
Keep one step ahead
Of the one who might creep
Into your heart and head.

Run, Dick, run
From a love that is real
If you fall in love, then you
Might have to feel.

See Dick find
A man with a ring,
A man without love
Who must own everything.

See Dick pretend
It's domestic joy.
His life's still empty,
And now he's somebody's toy.

See Dick cruising
Guys on the side.
He says he's in love,
But he knows
It's all just a lie.

Run, Dick, run,.
Keep one step ahead
Of the one who might creep
Into your heart and head.

Run, Dick, run
From a love that is real
If you fall in love, then you
Might have to feel.

It would be a miracle if someone came your way,
Pushed himself into your heart, and promised that he'd stay.
And if you start to love him, well then, what would you ever do?
What if you can't love him back as much as he loves you?
What will you do?

See Dick cry
Into his pillow at night,
The man with the lease
Snoring softly on his right.

See Dick weigh
The choice he must make:
To stay means security; to leave,
Means chains will break.

See Dick's jaw
Tighten shut like his heart.
He cannot face the fear
Of making a brand new start.

Run, Dick, run,.
Keep one step ahead
Of the one who might creep
Into your heart and head.

Run, Dick, run
From a love that is real
If you fall in love, then you
Might have to feel.

[Repeat chorus]