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"Run"
P!nk - The Truth About Love (Deluxe Edition)
Song by P!nk
from the album The Truth About Love
Released
September 14, 2012
Recorded
2012
Genre
Pop rock
Length
4:11
Label
RCA
Writer(s)
P!nk, Butch Walker, Jake Sinclair
Producer(s)
Butch Walker
The Truth About Love track listing
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"Run" is a song recorded by P!nk for the deluxe edition of her sixth studio album, The Truth About Love. It was written by P!nk, Butch Walker, and Jake Sinclair, and produced by Walker. The song was written for P!nk's daughter, Willow. Some have thought of the song as a sequel to P!nk's 2010 ballad "Fuckin' Perfect", which was written for her husband Carey. "Run" serves as the album's third bonus track and sixteenth overall track.

BackgroundEdit

"Run" was written for P!nk's daughter, Willow. Speaking about the song to VH1 for her Behind the Music special, P!nk said:

I want [Willow] to wave her freak flag and... I don't wanna be authoritative and stomp on her spirit and make her fall in line. That's not what I want. I want her to be herself. [1]

Despite speculation that Lily Allen was featured on the track[2], according to the booklet for the deluxe edition of The Truth About Love, the childlike vocals featured in between the bridge and final choruses belong to Boyce Buchanan. [3] Despite this, she is not credited as a featured artist. 

During a live chat on the day of the album's release, P!nk was also asked who is featured at the end of "Run", to which she replied, "A little girl! [Laughs] We found a really young girl — Butch did actually — to sing on that, and I actually wasn't there when she sang it because I can't handle it. I can't handle little girls anymore, I'm too emotional, and I would've been crying and she would've been uncomfortable. So I wasn't allowed to go that." [4]

Live performances Edit

Much to many fans' disappointment, P!nk never performed "Run" on The Truth About Love Tour, however, she did sing part of it acapella in her interview with VH1.

LyricsEdit

Oh oh, oh oh, oh oh [x18]

Remember make believe in you
All the things I said I'd do
I wouldn't hurt you, like the world did me
Keep you safe, I'd keep you sweet
Everything that I went through,
I'm grateful you won't have to do
I know that you will have to fall
I can't hide you from it all

But take the best of what I've got
And you know no matter what
Before you walk away, you know you can
Run, run, run,
Back to my arms, back to my arms
Run, run, run, back to my arms and they will hold you down
Oh oh, oh oh, oh oh, oh oh [x4]

See, here's the bloody, bloody truth
You will hurt and you will lose
I've got scars you won't believe
Wear them proudly on my sleeve
I hope you'll have the sense to know
That sadness comes and sadness goes
Love so hard and play life loud
It's the only thing to give a damn about

But take the best of what I've got
And you know no matter what
Before you walk away, you know you can
Run, run, run,
Back to my arms, back to my arms
Run, run, run,
Back to my arms and they will hold you down

All this time I swear I'll never waste it
All your smiles I'm always gonna save them
Put it in the back of my mind
Whenever I'm away from you [x2]

Run, run, run
Back to your arms, back to your arms
Run, run, run
Back your arms and they will hold you
Whoa, whoa, whoa
Back to my arms, back to my arms

All this time I swear I'll never waste it
All your smiles I'm always gonna save them
Put it in the back of my mind
Back to my arms, and they will hold you down
Oh oh, oh oh, oh oh, oh oh [x2]
They will hold you down
Oh oh, oh oh, oh oh, oh oh [x2]

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