"If You Run" as written by Matt Barnes, Josh Franceschi, Dan Flint, Max Helyer and Chris / Miller....
They say the problems come
Come in pairs and I am number one
So take a look at your friends
Oh envy is a terrible thing
No you, your so smart, so smart you that didn't call my bluff
And if you could, you just would

If you run
If you run

If you run away you wont stay
And that's so cool
And its like you wanted it too
Say, take it away take it away
Its easy to stay, easy to stay
When you no everything

You had us all convinced
You were something, someone couldn't miss
Well why did you miss?
You say
You'll give it up,and you'll give it up all the way, you'll give it and give it up all the way, give it up,give it up, give it away

If you run
If you run

If you run away you wont stay
And that's so cool
And its like you wanted it too [we stay]
Say, take it away take it away
Its so easy to stay, easy to stay
When you no everything
Ohhhh

I've got one good reason to keep you on your feet
I got another in the back, home in a seat.
I've got one good reason to keep you on your feet
I got another in the back, home in a seat.
I've got one good reason to keep you on your feet
I got another in the back, home in a seat.
I've got one good reason to keep you on your feet
I got another in the back, home in a seat.

I've got one good reason! To keep you on your feet!
I got another in the back! Home in a seat!

And your so cool

Run around, just running your mouth
You're by the hotel, who's doing you now?
And your so cool, so cool

Run around, just running your mouth
You're by the hotel, who's doing you now?
And your so cool, so cool


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"If You Run" as written by Dan Flint Chris Miller

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  • +2
    General CommentI think maybe as my perception of this song, would be how his girl just blames him as the problem, as she's in denial and would just give it all up, and run away from everything because its easier to runaway than to face the truth. Her talk is cheap and wont take a stand for him. He wants her to stay but knows she just wants to take off and leave him, and he loves he, but she doesnt love him enough to stay. He wants her to see everything shes got to stay for but she just wont listen.

    I mean, this song means diffferent things to different people but when i got sent this song, i guess i realised what that person was saying about me.

    Other from that.. absolutly powerful amazing song, would love to see them live next year sometime!!

    Beaaa xx
    BeaBumon April 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI always thought this song was about a girl who ruined her reputation in her town by treating the people she knew like crap, thinking that shes bigger than life and the singer sarcastically says in the song lyrics how she thinks shes so smart/cool:
    "No you, you're so smart, so smart you didn't call my bluff"

    And she also threatens to leave the town a lot to show them what they would be missing if she went

    "You had us all convinced you were something someone couldn't miss, but what did we miss?"

    Instead she ended up being hated by her town because of the way she acts but she still insists that shes 'cool' and above everyone so she 'runs her mouth' badmouthing everyone:

    "You run around running your mouth, about a small town who's booing you now and you're so cool you're so cool"
    LyricalMonsteron August 15, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing song

    however in the first verse i hear "envy is a terrible thing" not "waiting is a terrible thing"

    could just be me though

    anyone else hear that?
    rach2512on August 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpossibly,
    but i really cant hear anything on that bit...
    eeeolhcon August 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpossibly,
    but i really cant hear anything on that bit...
    eeeolhcon August 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol.
    it is hard to hear

    but i am almost positive that it's "envy"
    rach2512on August 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGod, if this is the song they give away for free i can't wait to hear the rest of the album. :P Roll on october
    Peamonuton August 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha
    I really hate having to wait...especialy when they gave away this song and put up JMTA.
    and they both are amazing.

    lol
    rach2512on August 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn the line "waiting is a terrible thing" it is actually "Oh, envy is a terrible thing"
    tylinon August 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentchanged it. i can hear it more now. ty.
    eeeolhcon September 02, 2008   Link

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