«Runaway Train» is a song by American rock band Soul Asylum. It was released in June 1993 as the fourth single from the album, Grave Dancers Union. The song led Soul Asylum to international status, and helped bring their album, Grave Dancers Union to a multi-platinum level. It was the third single off that album and reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100. The track won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Song in 1994.

The music video, directed by Tony Kaye received heavy airplay on MTV and VH1 during its duration.

Several versions of the video were made. The video for the United States begins with a fade to a black screen with big, white blocked text reading: «There are over one million youth lost on the streets of America», whereas the UK version begins with «100,000 youth are lost on the streets of Britain». Next shown is a drawing of a girl, and a Dave Pirner voice-over says that the drawing is by a girl who had run away more than 110 times. The scene was often omitted when the video was shown, a common practice when videos had additional footage before or after the song.

 

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