Hot summer night, I was counting all the starlight on your skin Airtight, as I watched you breathing out, I'm breathing in By the lake, so humid that the moon was getting wet For our sake the crickets started playing their castanets Like a gypsy, you stole me from a child into a man It never hit me: I've been running ever since I took a stand Find this love like Spanish moss hangin from the trees Just swaying in the breeze like a sweet memory
Running straight outta time, straight outta time (x2) Since you were mine That autumn chill sent a shiver, girl, it shook us to the bone And we still had February frozen on the phone Spring thaw, would it find us with our lips frozen blue? Love calls, but do we really live the time we're running through? Or like a dream, do we let it die and drift away to sleep Until it screams like an echo in the history books you keep 'Cause that stream running from the corners of my mind Looking back I find like a river it unwinds Running straight outta time, straight outta time (x2)
Running straight outta time just like an old man's fiddle Looking for the dance; gonna meet me in the middle I'm never gonna figure out the way that I feel - Running straight outta time, but my love's still real
Now I see you- you're looking pretty in your summer dress I can almost feel you as you clutch your little locket to your breast Looking down at the picture, girl, you know you're looking fine Is it me? Was I ever in your heart or on your mind? Cause I'm running outta time I'm running straight outta time Were you ever mine?