Run for Your Life

Run for Your Life

:::"For other uses see Run for Your Life (disambiguation) "Infobox Song
Name = Run for Your Life
Artist = The Beatles
Album = Rubber Soul
Released= 3 December 1965

track_no = 14
Recorded = Abbey Road Studios
12 October 1965
Genre = Rock
Length = 2:18
Writer = John Lennon (Lennon-McCartney)
Label = Parlophone, Capitol, EMI
Producer = George Martin
Misc = Extra tracklisting
Album = Rubber Soul
Type = studio
Tracks = ;Side one
# "Drive My Car"
# "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)"
# "You Won't See Me"
# "Nowhere Man"
# "Think for Yourself"
# "The Word"
# "Michelle";Side two
# "What Goes On"
# "Girl"
# "I'm Looking Through You"
# "In My Life"
# "Wait"
# "If I Needed Someone"
# "Run for Your Life"
"Run for Your Life" is a song recorded by The Beatles for their 1965 album "Rubber Soul".

The song, while credited to "Lennon/McCartney" (as were all Beatles songs by either John Lennon or Paul McCartney), was primarily a John Lennon composition. Reflecting his negative, even misogynistic view of male-female relationships at the time, the song lyrics establish a threatening tone towards the singer's unnamed girlfriend (referred to throughout the song as "little girl"), claiming "I'd rather see you dead, little girl, than to be with another man". Lennon designated this song his "least favourite Beatles song" in a 1973 interview, and later said it was the song he most regretted writing.Fact|date=January 2008

The line "I'd rather see you dead, little girl, than to be with another man", which was the initial inspiration of the song, is actually a direct lift from the Elvis Presley song "Baby, Let's Play House". Lennon admitted this in a number of interviews. He also stated that this song was one of George Harrison's favourite songs on "Rubber Soul" at that time despite Lennon's dislike of it. ["The Playboy Interviews With John Lennon and Yoko Ono"; conducted by David Sheff; edited by G. Barry Golson; Playboy Press, New York: 1981]

Lennon would revisit this theme in a more apologetic fashion with his post-Beatles song "Jealous Guy".

A 1966 version of "Run for Your Life" performed by Nancy Sinatra was released on her album "Boots". Although it did not chart nationally, this version experienced regional success at such stations as WPTR in New York.

The song was also recorded by Gary Lewis & the Playboys on their album "She's Just My Style," released in March 1966, and by Robert Gordon on "Lost Album Plus...," released May 20, 1998.


External links

* [ The Beatles Bible: Run For Your Life]

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