From the recording My Little Runaway
I met a boy on the street the other dayHe was walkin' all around out in West L.A.He showed me a picture - "Have you seen this girl?She's the dearest thing in the whole wide worldIt doesn't seem so very long agoWe listened to Del Shannon on the stereoI never thought it would be my turn to say'Has anybody seen my little runaway?'She was too pretty for her own goodSaid, 'I'm gonna make it out there in HollywoodA man said he would make me a starI'll be comin' back home in a big white car'And people like to say they knewThat she'd go wrong, but that's not trueEverything they know is just hearsayHas anybody seen my little runaway?My little run run run run runaway
She went out there and they used her upThey threw her aside like a broken cupPoor baby, she's gone gone goneWalkin' the streets with her eyeshadow on"He said, "Darlin', if you hear my pleaWill you please come runnin' back to me?Don't stay out in that cold world aloneDo you hear us callin', 'Baby, please come home'?"I left the boy on the the streets that dayHe was walkin' all around out in West L.A.And if I listen, I can still hear him say"Has anybody seen my little runaway?My little run run run run runaway"