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let’s get out of town. let’s steal the neighbors truck and drive it into the ocean. let’s melt along desert highways and freeze on mountain ranges. let’s fill our lungs with saltwater and wring out our hearts in sundried wind.

trust me, my bags are already packed. i need to sit in the passenger seat with my feet hanging out the window. i need to hold your hand and let the distance fade our problems like a school-yard-eraser. because in that truck cab, there can’t be anything but us. there won’t be room for our insecurities or mistakes or flaws or regrets. there will just be us.

and that’ll be enough. we’ll stop only to get gas and food when we have to. we won’t look at a map because there won’t be any way to write directions to ‘happiness,’ we’ll just have to find that on our own. and if it takes months, then at least we’ll be trying, at least we’ll be moving instead of rusting over, instead of turning black with oxidation.  

we won’t be free, but we’ll be close.

because we can’t find our problems chained in the same spot, we can’t sit here with roots growing deeper and deeper in rotting soil. we need to find ourselves, we need to pretend we’re a puzzle and the pieces are strewn across the country. maybe we’ll find one sitting at the top of the grand canyon contemplating the majesty of reds and golds and oranges. maybe we’ll find another in the middle of chicago, wind-tousled and crowd-smothered, but intimate in the cocoon of body heat.

maybe we’ll find each other across each state line, under every bridge, at the bottom of every creek.

i don’t know, but i know we have to try.  i know we have to get in that car and never look back. i know we have to turn the key or we never will. we can’t live like this, we can’t let ourselves morph into what we’re not. we can’t let this town cut off our legs, our courage, our beautiful wild nature.

we have to go.
we just have to.
{"let's get out of this town tonight
nothing but dust in the shadows
gone by morning light
somewhere we won't ever get caught, ever be found
baby, let's just get out of this town"
--carrie underwood

full title: let's run away before we rot away.
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xoEllBellox Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, love this :D I can feel the emotion puring out of it (Y)
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revolutionDREAM Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
this has a great, great raw feeling to it; a true genuine feeling.
love it :)
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KandasMilkshake Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
This is enchanting. ^-^ I can't find words to explain how it makes me feel. :)
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MekaMouse Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Student Writer
beauuuutttiful love :heart:
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saphire456213 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I wanna do this one day. Run, as far as I can, just to feel the freedom.
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mari-maris Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Student Photographer
we can’t sit here with roots growing deeper and deeper in rotting soil. we need to find ourselves, we need to pretend we’re a puzzle and the pieces are strewn across the country [...]
i don’t know, but i know we have to try. i know we have to get in that car and never look back. i know we have to turn the key or we never will. we can’t live like this, we can’t let ourselves morph into what we’re not. we can’t let this town cut off our legs, our courage, our beautiful wild nature.

we have to go.
we just have to.


that's exactly what I feel right now ^^.. it's funny to see someone else explaining it better that I could do myself ;)
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:iconthefireflyliberation:
:heart: thank you soso much, lovely
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blueskysummer Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
run like i would if i had the courage and someone to take me. run like my heart longs to do. just run. :heart:
faved!
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:iconthefireflyliberation:
i want to fav your comments D:
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blueskysummer Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i want to put your work somewhere where i'll see it all the time so it will brighten my day even when i'm away from the computer :heart: you're an amazing writer.
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