"Run" as written by and Aaron Bruno....
I am a human being, capable of doing terrible things.
I am a human being, capable of doing terrible things.
I am a human being, capable of doing terrible things.
I am a human being, capable of doing terrible things.

There's lightning striking all over the world.
There's lightning striking all over the world.
There's lightning striking all over the world.
There's lightning striking all over the world.

Ooh
I am a human being, capable of doing terrible things.
I am a human being, capable of doing terrible things.

Run

Oh oh oh
Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey

You people are mistaken if you think that
I'm awake and celebrating anything that I've become.
You people are mistaken if you think that
I'm awake and celebrating anything that I've become.


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"Run" as written by Aaron Bruno

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    My InterpretationI think fellow talking about soldiers might be closer to the meaning. But to me this song speaks more to something like a mass shooting. The first half of the song almost seems like a mantra, trying to diminish the narrators actions. "I'm doing this terrible thing, because humans by their very nature are terrible. They deserve it, and I'm just giving in to my inherent nature." Then almost as a further justification. "Doesn't matter who I kill, people are dying to all kinds of random circumstance all over the world."

    To me that makes the dramatic shift in the music a very straight forward and obvious image of the shooter drawing and acting. The music is very driving and aggressive, almost systematic and violent.

    That still leaves some ambiguity at the end.

    "You people are mistaken if you think that"
    I mean that's what happens after mass shootings right? There's a media frenzy, everyone has their own theories as to why such senseless tragedy took place. There's a need to justify and understand because it's so tragic.

    "I'm awake and celebrating anything that I've become."
    The use of awake here could be implying that the narrator died, or that they are now sedated, imprisoned, or it could even imply some kind of regret. I think the statement here is trying to defy the idea that mass shooters do what they do for attention or fame.
    cody115882on March 20, 2016   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt sounds like he's reflecting on his recent success as an artist, and the amount of influence he now has on people. At the same time he wants to run from all the responsibility.
    charlie107on July 05, 2015   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationMight be a bit of a stretch, but I think it's about a [possibly retired] Soldier.

    "I am a Human being... Capable of doing terrible things."
    - What (s)he has done/seen in his/her time in Battle is haunting them. Most likely, they've done these "horrible things" during whatever war they were in. But they realise, it's only natural for humans to be cruel. War is a thing humanity will never let go of; just as easily as someone can do good, they can commit evil.

    "There's lightning striking all over the world."
    - I think this is straight-forward. He's saying there's fighting everywhere, as pretty much every corner of the globe has had at least one Battle fought on it.

    "You people are mistaken if you think that I'm awake and celebrating anything I've become."
    - (S)he probably has PTSD, hence implying they feel ashamed of what they've done. Like Jarhead put it: "A solder never forgets their Rifle. No matter what they do. Be it Buy a house, kiss their lover, go out for a walk, change their child's diaper; their mind always goes back to the Rifle." A lot of people think that society glorifies War, especially with all the popular FPS's out there now. Without really understand what it does to people.


    The reason why I'm saying this is pretty out there is because of the phone conversation at the end of the song. If that has ANYTHING to do with the Song's meaning, then all this is thrown off. But regardless, despite that phone conversation, this is how I view the song. There's not much here lyric-wise to work with, three legitimate lines if you ask me; so really everyone's entitled to their own opinion.
    ZeGermanon October 25, 2015   Link

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