Out in the city strees Alone and weak from the cold and hunger, Trembling hands unfold a photograph. Mom and Dan and Ann Marie, Smiles from a distant sunrise, The only smile you've seen in days.
[Chorus:] Come back to me Come back my darlin' Come back to me Or I will fade away Come back to me Come back my darlin' I still believe in you My runaway.
Jesse and Willy Lee Play in the street while their mother wonders, "Why won't they listen to a word I say?" I sing a lullaby To the baby in my arms And the laughter fades away.
Come back to me Come back my darlin' I'm sending hope For the runaway Somewhere a flash of light Cuts through the night Like a lighthouse callin' All of the lost and forgotten. I made a vow I will continue 'Til I find you.
I'll never stop, I'll never stop believin' I will wait for you forever Sending you hope, for the runaway.