It's a return to your best efforts like "When You Were Young" or "Smile Like You Mean It" with an obvious nod to 80's pop rock. It's dramatic, synth laced and filled with the bravado that Brandon (Flowers) has perfected so well over the years, but listeners don't be fooled by the theatrics, he still tells a great love story. "Runaways" is one of young love. It's the naive thought that anything is possible as long we have each other. It's the idea that we could just runaway from it all and everything would be perfect, but we soon find out that love isn't always enough. Like most relationships, "Runaways" has it's ups and downs, but this story ends well for these young lovers as Flowers proclaims:
"I knew it when I met you, I'm not gonna let you, runaway.
I knew it when I held you, I wasn't lettin go, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh!"
If you haven't yet, I hope all of you find that one person you will never let runaway, but until then enjoy today's video and remember to live your soundtrack out loud.