Runaway brain

This song i wrote in 2007 is a parody of Soul Asylum‘s Grammy Award-winning hit Runaway Train from the 1992 album Grave Dancer’s Union (Columbia).  It’s a personal prayer for God to sanctify the runaway thought-life of a repentant sinner trying to trust in Him and be pure.

Lie awake in the middle of the night
Try to hold back and put up a fight
Still it’s there like a fire burning
i could do with a little less yearning

So weak that i cannot endure
Dirty secrets that still lure
Lie awake, God, praying to be pure
To be free from sin’s allure

And no-one else can help me now,
This thing’s too deep; i can’t climb out
This time i have really got to trust in You

Runaway brain, what you going to find
Wrong way down a one-track mind?
Seems like i should be getting better
(but) Somehow i can’t shake this fetter

Can You help me remember how to love?
Maybe send me some help from above?
How on earth did i get so twisted?
Love’s mystery seems so misted

Thoughts can go where no-one else can go
i know what no-one else can know
Here i am just trying to keep sane
‘midst the travels of a runaway brain

And everything seems black and white,
Nothing wrong? — in whose sight?
Somehow i just don’t believe it

Runaway brain, what you going to find
Wrong way down a one-track mind?
Seems like i should be getting better
Somehow i can’t shake this fetter

Try to run from a runaway brain
From all the things that i disdain
Pick myself up again and again
It’s not easy but it won’t be in vain

Runaway brain, what you going to find
Wrong way down a one-track mind?
Seems like i should be getting better
Somehow i can’t shake this fetter

Runaway brain, will you ever turn?
Runaway brain, will you ever learn?
Runaway brain, burning in the night
Run away and run towards the Light

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