WHO DID IT AND RAN AWAY

Words and Music by Anne M Carley © 2009
MP3 play whole song, hi-fi (broadband)

First inspired by Laura R, who said her mother would exclaim, “who did it and ran away” when she discovered something had gone awry.

Also inspired by recent global economic events.

It’s a little bit like walking when you’re lost inside your sleep
It’s a little bit like diving in an ocean when you stray too deep
How did this happen? How could this involve you?
What were you thinking?  What on earth did you do?
You have no recollection
You are well-behaved, not wild
You have no thirst for decadence
You’re not a vengeful child

But this looks like your signature –
it’s on the receipt
And your wallet is empty –
and your old stuff’s in the street

So tell me — who did it and ran away?
What creature from what strange lagoon
got even with you yesterday
Who did it and ran away?

Now the mirror is shattered –
and your blood’s on the floor
And there’s glass all around –
you’re not in Kansas anymore

So tell me — who did it and ran away?
What creature from what strange lagoon
got even with you yesterday
Who did it and ran away?

Now your life is a shambles –
and your lover has gone
And your banker went bankrupt –
and the dog looks put-upon

So tell me — who did it and ran away?
What creature from what strange lagoon
got even with you yesterday
Who did it and ran away?
Who did it and ran away?
Who did it and ran away?
Who did it?