Runaway by Ed Sheeran | Lyrics with Guitar Chords

Runaway by Ed Sheeran appears on his second studio album, X released in 2014.

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Key of the Song: Ab/G# major

The original key of Runaway by Ed Sheeran is in Ab/G# major.

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Runaway by Ed Sheeran – Lyrics with Chords

Please note: Capo on the 4th Fret.

Verse 1

Em
  I've known it for a long time
C                   D              
Daddy wakes up to a drink at night
Em
  Disappearing all night
C                        D                       
I don't wanna know where he's been lying
Em
  I know what I wanna do
        C           D           Em
I wanna runaway, runaway with you
                               C        D
Gonna grab clothes, six in the mornin', go


Pre-Chorus

 Am  Em       G   D
"How long you leavin'?"
               Am              Em        G   D
"Well dad just don't expect me back this evening."
            Am            Em      G    D
Oh it could take a bit of time to heal this
            B7
It's been a long day
                     Em           C
Thumb on side of the roadway, but

Chorus

                    Em                C  G   D
I love him from the skin to my bones
                  Em               C G   D
But I don't wanna live in his home
                   Em                  C G   D
There's nothing to say cause he knows
              Em                   C   G    D
I'll just runaway and be on my own ohh, mmm


Verse 2

Em
  I've never seen my dad cry
C                    D           
Cold as stone in the kitchen light
Em
  I'll tell you it's about time
C                   D         
But I was raised to keep quiet
Em
  And this is what I'm gonna do
      C              D             Em
Gonna runaway, gonna make that move
                                  C        D
Gonna grab clothes, and when it's mornin', go


Pre-Chorus

 Am  Em       G   D
"How long you leavin'?"
               Am              Em        G   D
"Well dad just don't expect me back this evening."
            Am            Em      G    D
Oh it could take a bit of time to heal this
            B7
It's been a long day
                     Em           C
Thumb on side of the roadway, but

Chorus

                    Em                C  G  D
I love him from the skin to my bones
                  Em         C G    D
But I don't wanna miss home
                   Em                  C G   D
There's nothing to say cause he knows
              Em                   C   G    D
I'll just runaway and be on my own ohh, mmm


Bridge

Em                                      C
Back pack, and a flat cap turned to the back
                          D  Em
Cause I packed my clothes up
                                     C                  D      
My dad wasn't down with that plan to attack, intends to show love
Em
  I don't wanna live this way
      C                  D  
Gonna take my things and go
Em
  If things change in a matter of days
      C               D       Am
Could be persuaded to hold up

                 Em
And mama was the same
               G
None of us are saints
                 D         Am
I guess that God knows that
                  Em
I don't wanna runaway
                 G                 D        Am
And one of these days I might just show that
                 Em
Put my home in a suitcase
         G              D        
Tie both shoe laces and hope that
B7                      
 Things change but for now I'll leave town 
       Em             D
With a backpack on my shoulder


                    Em                C  G     D
I love him from the skin to my bones
                  Em         C G    D
But I don't wanna miss home
                   Em                  C G   D
There's nothing to say cause he knows
              Em                   C   G    D   Em
I'll just runaway and be on my own ohh, mmm