Ludacris Runaway Love

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At times people are forced to face challenging circumstances which are often so overwhelming that the only viable option seemingly obtainable to them is running away. In the song “Runaway Love” by Ludacris and Mary J. Blige, Ludacris divulges the unconceivable strife three different girls must overcome with ostensibly no one to lean on. This hip-hop/r&b song has a serious, emotional tone which allows one to empathize with the young girls, while also revealing a truth to all listeners. The first girl, Lisa, is only nine years old, living in fear of her mother’s partners. Lisa is growing up without a father and with an absent, drug addict mother who brings different men home. While her mom is asleep – often unconscious due to…show more content…
Runaway love [8x] This repeated verse at the end of every story shows that all these girls were feeling the same way. When he says “forced to think that hell is a place called home” he uses the word hell to describe the severity of the situation. He shows us that these girls feel like they have no other choice “ but get their clothes and pack.” All of these girls end up feeling alone and like their only choice is to run away. This song show us that no matter how alone we may feel there is someone out there going through the same thing or something even worse, so we are never truly alone. Towards the end of the song Mary J. Blige sings I know how you feel, I've been there Runaway love Don't keep on runnin' Don't keep on running I was runnin' away too I will run away with you [x2] Runaway Runaway Love Don't keep running away I'll run away with you, if you want me too She is letting girls in these type of situation know that she knows what they are going

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