Kanye West – Runaway (ft. Pusha T) (Audio, Lyrics, Video)

Kanye West - Runaway (ft. Pusha T) (prod. Kanye West, Emile, Jeff Bhasker, & Mike Dean)

Throwback to Kanye West’s “Runaway” hit song which featured Pusha T. Listen, stream, buy, watch the video, mp3 download and read the lyrics to the song produced by Kanye West, Emile, Jeff Bhasker, & Mike Dean. The video was also directed by Kanye West.

Kanye West Runaway
Kanye West Runaway

Runaway” is a song by American hip hop recording artist Kanye West, released as the second single from his fifth studio album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010). It features Pusha T, who is signed to West’s label GOOD Music. The production was handled by West, alongside co-producers Emile, Jeff Bhasker, and Mike Dean. The composition features repetitive piano riffs, intricate samples and a production style with several similarities to West’s album 808s & Heartbreak (2008). Described as a deeply personal song in nature, it expresses West’s thoughts on his failed relationships and his acceptance of the media’s perception of him. Lyrically the song explores criticism aimed at West in the past and serves as a “toast to the douchebags.”

Before the song’s premiere at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, it generated substantial public interest due to what had happened the year prior at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. West’s performance at its premiere received positive reviews, with the full song being released online on October 4, 2010. The song itself received universal acclaim from music critics and was listed amongst the best songs of the year by several publications, including MTV, PitchforkRolling StoneComplexNew York Post, amongst others. Critics praised the song for its sincere subject matter, the openness of the song and the soulful, clean production. The song quickly became one of the best-reviewed singles released by West, with several critics noting that the track solidified West’s commercial comeback with the public.

Kanye West – Runaway (ft. Pusha T) (prod. Kanye West, Emile, Jeff Bhasker, & Mike Dean)

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Lyrics

[Produced by Kanye West, co-produced by Emile, Jeff Bhasker, & Mike Dean]

[Intro: Rick James & James Brown]
Look at ya, look at ya, look at ya, look at ya
Look at ya, look at ya, look at ya, look at ya
Look at ya, look at ya, look at ya, look at ya
Look at ya, look at ya, look at ya, look at ya
Ladies and gentlemen, ladies-ladies and gentlemen

[Pre-Chorus: Kanye West]
And I always find, yeah, I always find something wrong
You been putting up with my shit just way too long
I’m so gifted at finding what I don’t like the most
So I think it’s time for us to have a toast

[Chorus: Kanye West]
Let’s have a toast for the douchebags
Let’s have a toast for the assholes
Let’s have a toast for the scumbags
Every one of them that I know
Let’s have a toast for the jerk-offs
That’ll never take work off
Baby, I got a plan
Run away fast as you can

[Verse 1: Kanye West]
She find pictures in my e-mail
I sent this bitch a picture of my dick
I don’t know what it is with females
But I’m not too good at that shit
See, I could have me a good girl
And still be addicted to them hoodrats
And I just blame everything on you
At least you know that’s what I’m good at

[Pre-Chorus: Kanye West]
And I always find, yeah, I always find
Yeah I always find something wrong
You been putting up with my shit just way too long
I’m so gifted at finding what I don’t like the most
So I think it’s time for us to have a toast

[Chorus: Kanye West]
Let’s have a toast for the douchebags
Let’s have a toast for the assholes
Let’s have a toast for the scumbags
Every one of them that I know
Let’s have a toast for the jerk-offs
That’ll never take work off
Baby, I got a plan
Run away fast as you can

[Bridge: Kanye West & Rick James]
Run away from me, baby, ah, run away
Run away from me, baby
(Look at ya, look at ya, look at ya)
Run away
When it starts to get crazy
(Look at ya, look at ya, look at ya)
Then, run away
Babe, I got a plan, run away as fast as you can
Run away from me, baby, run away
Run away from me, baby
(Look at-look at-look at-look at-look at-look at-look at ya)
Run away
When it starts to get crazy
(Look at ya, look at ya, look at ya, look at ya)
Why can’t she just, run away?
Baby, I got a plan, run away as fast as you can

[Verse 2: Pusha T]
24/7, 365, pussy stays on my mind
I-I-I-I did it, alright, alright, I admit it
Now pick your next move, you could leave or live wit’ it
Ichabod Crane with that motherfucking top off
Split and go where? Back to wearing knockoffs, haha
Knock it off, Neiman’s, shop it off
Let’s talk over mai tais, waitress, top it off
Hoes like vultures, wanna fly in your Freddy loafers
You can’t blame ’em, they ain’t never seen Versace sofas
Every bag, every blouse, every bracelet
Comes with a price tag, baby, face it
You should leave if you can’t accept the basics
Plenty hoes in the balla-nigga matrix
Invisibly set, the Rolex is faceless
I’m just young, rich, and tasteless, P!

[Verse 3: Kanye West]
Never was much of a romantic
I could never take the intimacy
And I know I did damage
Cause the look in your eyes is killing me
I guess you are at an advantage
Cause you can blame me for everything
And I don’t know how I’ma manage
If one day you just up and leave

[Pre-Chorus: Kanye West]
And I always find, yeah, I always find something wrong
You been putting up with my shit just way too long
I’m so gifted at finding what I don’t like the most
So I think it’s time for us to have a toast

[Chorus: Kanye West]
Let’s have a toast for the douchebags
Let’s have a toast for the assholes
Let’s have a toast for the scumbags
Every one of them that I know
Let’s have a toast for the jerk-offs
That’ll never take work off
Baby, I got a plan
Run away fast as you can

[Outro: Kanye West]
[Non-Lyrical Vocals]

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