Un​-​Settling

by Runaway John

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This is my debut album and consists of 7 songs, that were written throughout the years. This is my story and the songs you’re about to listen to are raw and emotional pieces of it

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released September 15, 2015

All music and words written by Ionuţ Tecuceanu (Runaway John). Produced by Lancelot Smith & Ionuţ Tecuceanu. Recorded at Camelot Studios in Dublin, Ireland. Engineered & mixed by Lancelot Smith except for tracks 5 & 7, which were mixed by Călin Filip.

Mastered by Tom Waltz
Arwork by Paula Rusu & Tuan Nini
Executive Producer: Marta Uşurelu

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Runaway John Dublin, Ireland

Romanian-born singer-songwriter who currently lives in Dublin, Ireland, where he is known for entertaining people with his music on Grafton Street and in various venues across town. His songs are warm, heartfelt indie-folk compositions, which he performs vocally, accompanied by his acoustic guitar. He has independently released his debut album “Un-Settling”, which he financed in 2015. ... more

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Track Name: Wide Eyes
Lines
On my face, surround my eyes
Signs
That time won’t take nobody’s side

We don’t need to find the cure for our wrinkled skins
Just our broken hearts

With wide eyes we used to dream of fairytales
Sunburst skies would cover for our white nights
In a land where time stood still

Take my hand, join the dance
And let’s find the innocence
We once cherished,
We once gambled with
Can you hear those all time songs
We were playing until dawn
Carried by wings, up on mountains of hope

We don’t need to find the cure for our wrinkled skins
Just our broken hearts

With wide eyes we used to dream of fairytales
Sunburst skies would cover for our white nights
In a land where time stood still
Track Name: Don't Hold Me Back
Warm my lips, hold my hand in yours,
Honey, I must go
All the things I’ve been standing for
Just seem wrong, you know
It’s time to leave, time to make a change
Time to shout out loud

There’s a feeling that’s pulling me out
All the fire in my heart has burned the doubt
Oh, this feeling is lighting my path
Don’t hold me back

I admit, I’m no hypocrite
I hate what I’ve become
When I dream about this one-way street,
My heart beats like a drum
I’m not afraid of this white blank page
Laid in front of me

There’s a feeling that’s pulling me out
All the fire in my heart has burn the doubt
Oh, this feeling is lighting my path
Don’t hold me back

I hear it calling my name
It’s been like that since I’ve touched these strings
It’s time to leave, time to make a change
Time to shout out loud

There’s a feeling that’s pulling me out
All the fire in my heart has burn the doubt
Oh, this feeling is lighting my path
Don’t hold me back
Track Name: Lullaby
Sound of whipping rain
Falls deep under your pillow
Hide between the sheets
And dream of happy things
No one in the world can find you here

Hush now, darling, hush now, gently, don't you weep
Let your fears go while my voice sends/gets you to sleep

The growing fear of dark
Those old familiar feelings
Are past/gone and long forgotten
You slowly drift away
When Sandman sprinkles all his magic dust

Hush now, darling, hush now, gently, don't you weep
Let your fears go while my voice gets you to sleep

Hush now, darling, hush now, gently, don't you weep
Let your fears go while my voice gets you to sleep
Track Name: Under the Stars
Hey, buddy, won’t you sing me a song?
I’ll just sit here alone and listen, he said
My heart is empty, my bottle is full
Clothes are dirty, I stink like a mule
Don’t stop, please, carry on singing

La, la, la, lie, lie, lie,
Lie, lie, lie, lie, lie

These streets are aching and my body’s filled with scars
But this damn medicine will help me sleep
Under the stars

Buddy, won’t you spare me some change?
It might sound strange, but I’ll give it back to you
You know I will
You know, my brother went down to the park
It was right before dark, he tied a rope up so high
I couldn’t reach him in time

La, la, la, lie, lie, lie,
Lie, lie, lie, lie, lie

These streets are aching and my body’s filled with scars
But this damn medicine will help me sleep
Under the stars

Under the stars I see my daughter
Crying in my arms
With morning comes silence
Oh, this world, feels so numb

These streets are aching and my body’s filled with scars
But this damn medicine will help me sleep
Under the stars

Hey, buddy, won’t you sing me a song?
I’ll just sit here alone and listen, he said
Track Name: Morning Dew
I love the way you wear your smile
Each morning never seemed so bright
And the sheets underneath we hide are always warm
Until you go and leave me there on my own

Away you took my heart
Away you locked it up
Locked it up

I love the way you calm my fears
With soothing words, you dry these tears
While your arms tied around my neck will keep me safe
I dare to dream again and lose myself in this maze

Away you took my heart
Away you locked it up
Away is where I dream
Of morning dew on your white skin

Away you took my heart
Away you locked it up
Away is where I dream
Of morning dew on your white skin
Of morning dew on your white skin
Of morning dew on your white skin
Track Name: Thousands of Pieces
I never understood love, always coming and going
Like an empty bus, you hop in not knowing
The driver is drunk, he misses the stops
And leaves you hanging in there without a way to get off
Get back on your feet, take the weight off your shoulders
To suddenly realize that now you’re much older
Sarcastic and cynical, tired of waiting, enough with the games
Keep yourself sane when

Love breaks your heart into thousands of pieces
Love breaks your heart
When there’s nothing whole left in your life

Some days go well with a few pints of beer,
While some just seem wrong having no whiskey near
When handling the truth turns to juggling with lies
You both know you’re wrong and right at the same time
It’s hard to believe you’ve gotten this far
Now all that you want is to get out of this bar
Before the whole world crumbles and shatters around you
Just like, just like

Love breaks your heart into thousands of pieces
Love breaks your heart
When there’s nothing whole left in your life

It’s time to confess, you finally guessed
Love is a gift-wrapped mess
So keep your head straight and walk out the door before,
Before…


Love breaks your heart into thousands of pieces
Love breaks your heart
When there’s nothing whole left in your life
Track Name: Strangers to Our Own Heart
I kept telling to myself there's nothing I can't be
Like the weather, always changing, I followed my dreams
And I walked away from things that others hoped I would become
You saw me there for a brief moment, the second I was gone
Gone away

Forgive me,
I'm not the son you want me to be
Forgive me, my friend,
We've grown apart
We're strangers to our own heart

I went roaming through the world, searching for myself
Fear was growing up inside me, like bricks that build a wall
The journey's long, my hands are crooked, strumming the same songs
I'm all alone, on the cobbled stone some shiny pennies roll
Roll away

Forgive me,
I'm not the son you want me to be
Forgive me, my friend,
We've grown apart
We're strangers to our own heart

There's no ending to my story, just feelings left untold
Wait for me, don't lose your patience, one day I'll be home
But the journey's long, my hands are crooked, strumming the same songs
I'm all alone, on the cobbled stone some shiny pennies roll,
Roll away

Forgive me,
I'm not the son you want me to be
Forgive me, my friend,
We've grown apart
We're strangers to our own heart

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