Ben Platt: Runaway


(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ THEY MET AT SCHOOL
THAT’S HOW IT GOES ♪ SOME DRINKS AND THEN A ROSE
THEN PLANS TO MEET AGAIN ♪ HE WROTE HER POEMS
SONGS AND PROSE ♪ SHE KNEW THAT HE’D PROPOSE
SHE ONLY WONDERED WHEN ♪ ONE NIGHT, BEFORE
THEY WENT TO BED HE KNEELED ON BOTH KNEES
AND THIS IS WHAT HE SAID ♪ I MAY NOT BE WISE
AND I WON’T SAVE THE DAY ♪ BUT LOOK IN MY EYES
AND KNOW I’LL ALWAYS STAY ♪ AND I WON’T RUN AWAY
I WON’T RUN AWAY ♪ AND I WON’T RUN AWAY
I WON’T RUN AWAY ♪ SOME YEARS WENT BY
THEY HAD A CHILD ♪ HE WAS FUNNY
STRANGE AND MILD ♪ THEIR LOVE FOR HIM RAN DEEP
SOME NIGHTS HIS DREAMS ♪ WOULD DRIVE HIM WILD
SO INTO BED SHE PILED ♪ TO HELP HIM FALL ASLEEP
ONE NIGHT HE COULDN’T ♪ GET TO BED
SO SHE KNEELED ON BOTH KNEES ♪ AND THIS IS WHAT SHE SAID
I MAY NOT BE WISE ♪ AND I WON’T SAVE THE DAY
BUT LOOKN MY EYES ♪ AND KNOW I’LL ALWAYS STAY
AND I WON’T RUN AWAY ♪ I WON’T RUN AWAY
YOU SAY IT’S SAFER ♪ ON YOUR OWN
YOU’D RATHER SLEEP ALONE ♪ THEN GROW TO NEED ME THERE
BUT I HOPE NOW YOU CAN SEE ♪ WHAT MY MOM AND DAD SHOWED ME
I’M NOT GOING ANYWHERE ♪ I LOVE YOU MORE
AND MORE EACH DAY ♪ TO LOVE IS NOT TO LEAVE
SO HEAR ME WHEN I SAY ♪ I MAY NOT BE WISE
AND I WON’T SAVE THE DAY ♪ BUT LOOK IN MY EYES
AND KNOW I’LL ALWAYS STAY ♪ AND I WON’T RUN AWAY
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ I WON’T RUN AWAY ♪ (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. I’ve loved Ben for a long time now, but every time I see him in an interview or hear him sing I just fall head over heels again. He’s so incredibly talented and adorable and just too damn good for this world.

  2. Bruh, theater kids HAVE KNOWN ABOUT HIS TALENT!! All y’all are here after The Politician, SOME OF US HAVE BEEN HERE SENSE PITCH PERFECT AND DEAR EVAN HANSEN. STOP SLEEPING ON THIS MAN!!!

  3. From 2012, I've discovered his Beautiful Voice. Singing Magic is Heavenly Good. That's the time i became his Fan. Now im gonna support him til' death.

  4. A whole new generation of "I do, for better or worse, in sickness and in health…" thanks to beautiful music like this!

  5. no-one:

    literally no-one:

    me: EHHH THE SONG IS ACTUALLY CALLED RUN AWAY NOT RUNAWAY BUT OK
    *not trying to take away from this performance, it’s my fave song on his GORGEOUS album x

  6. him: breathes
    me: sobs

    also, all the new ben fans from the politician: hi! get ready to cry, stream sing to me instead!

  7. anyone else think the lyrics “what my mom and dad showed me/ i’m not going anywhere” is a bit of a callback to DEH? makes me think of so big/so small

  8. He was in a musical, and has a great album, and people are here talking about the politician? Like wow it's a good show, but Ben has better stuff that everyone should search for.

  9. any time he opens that mouth of his to sing i start crying because of the talent. THE TALENT PEOPLE DO YOU HEAR THAT. UGH SO BEAUTIFUL

  10. Ppl are coming from the politician and I'm like pitch perfect, dear evan hansen, he has like a whole album….people where u been

  11. They met at school, that's how it goes
    Some drinks and then a rose
    Then plans to meet again
    He wrote her poems, songs, and prose
    She knew that he'd propose
    She only wondered when
    One night, before they went to bed
    He kneeled on both knees
    And this is what he said
    I may not be wise
    And I won't save the day
    But look in my eyes
    And know I'll always stay
    And I won't run away
    I won't run away
    Some years went by, they had a child
    He was funny, strange, and mild
    Their love for him ran deep
    Some nights, his dreams would drive him wild
    So into bed, she piled
    To help him fall asleep
    One night, he couldn't get to bed
    So she kneeled on both knees
    And this is what she said
    I may not be wise
    And I won't save the day
    But look in my eyes
    And know I'll always stay
    And I won't run away
    I won't run away
    You say it's safer on your own
    You'd rather sleep alone
    Than grow to need me there
    But I hope now you can see
    What my mom and dad showed me
    I'm not going anywhere
    I love you more and more each day
    To love is not to leave
    So hear me when I say
    I may not be wise
    And I won't save the day
    But look in my eyes
    And know I'll always stay
    And I won't run away
    I won't run away

  12. when payton started playing run away on the piano i legit screamed “YES BEN WHAT A KING” i love his music so much and he’s extremely talented live.

  13. This guy has such a beautiful voice. He sounds amazing live and recorded. Honestly, this is an example of pure Talent.

  14. Guys his album legit came put back when I was doing my GCSE’s in March like boy he deserved recognition agessss ago

  15. Y'ALL BETTER GO LISTEN TO HIS WHOLE ALBUM RIGHT NOW I SWEAR ITS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING (no but seriously it's gonna make your day, NO your life better aH)

  16. In pitch perfect Ben was robbed. Then he popped off in DEH and got his Tony and now he has literally the prettiest album out possible and a bomb Netflix show. THIS MAN IS AN ACTUAL ANGEL LIKE WE DO NOT DESERVE HIM