The song “Runaway Girl” was the B-Side to Dion’s international hit “Runaround Sue,” which was released as a single in 1961 on Laurie Records and on Dion’s 1961 album Runaround Sue. (“Runaround Sue” went to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, in Canada, and in New Zealand. It rose to #4 on the U.S. R&B chart and #11 in the U.K.) Dion and The Belmonts had split up at this point, and he’s backed up by the Del-Satins.
Here are the lyrics to “Runaway Girl” by Dion:
“I fell in love with a runaway, a little runaway girl
Each night she’s all that I dream about, little runaway girl
She used to make me glad
Now I’m sad and I feel so bad
Oh why must I always be waiting for my little runaway girl?
My friends all told me I’m wastin’ time with my runaway girl
How did I know it was just a line from my runaway girl
She broke my heart in two
Now I’m blue; you’d be too
If you were in love with a runaway, a little runaway girl
Although she may not feel this love the way that I do
Each night and day I’ll pray that someday maybe she’ll come through and then…
I know I won’t be a lonely boy with my runaway girl
‘Cause now I’ll be more than just a toy for my runaway girl
If she comes back to me
I’ll be free, then you’ll see
Oh, my heart will sing and be glad again with my runaway girl”
For another song by Dion: “The Wanderer.”
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