"Run! Christian, Run!" as written by Huw Bunford, Cian Ciaran, Dafydd Ieuan, Guto Pryce and Gruff Rhys....
Well that fragile happiness
Keeps me from forgetting
That this fragile happiness
Keeps me afloat when I'm sinking

The first generation
Caused such a sensation
Gave all an elation
But I'm in deep space 9
Hitting wormholes all of the time

But that fragile happiness
Stops the nightmares when I'm sleeping
And where Catholics confess
From my guilt there's no escaping

We'll go to Miami
Take old friends and family
We'll stay out and party
Does Will Smith lie?

Lyrics submitted by daffy, edited by cheekyal

"Run! Christian, Run!" as written by Dafydd Ieuan Cian Ciaran

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    General Comment"Bunf had a spate of being logged onto the internet most of the time, and he got heavily into doomsday cult websites, as an observer, not a participator. He printed out quite a lot of essays by these nutters, and I wrote the lyrics from there. And also when we were on tour in America we watched a lot of Christian television shows, the sort where preachers say 'It's not your money, it's God's money, so send in your cheques!'

    "Cian had demo'd a repetitive theme with this loop that became the intro and outro, and I added a country rock verse, by which time Bunf had learnt the pedal steel. Bunf found the title and I started singing it on top of Cian's demo. Again we fancied ourselves as a vocal band.

    "We approached one of the more interesting websites to do the film. The Ministry Of Truth are a couple called Armand Geddyn and his wife 'Malibu' Barbie Geddyn. It's quite a critical website, critical of organised religion. It's a heavy song, and you need Arma' Geddyn for a heavy song! It's followed by..."
    ModestMon July 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhat's everyone think of this song?
    daffyon May 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's beautiful. I like the way that that same little sample Cian made plays throughout the whole song (though it gets distorted later on).
    CosmicWolfyon April 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWonderful!
    brainseatloseron February 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite sfa song! The electronics towards the end of the song are brilliantly programmed
    driedpeason December 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe master of time in this track makes me uncontrollably happy.
    zooeycaton May 10, 2009   Link
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    General Commentedit: mastery
    zooeycaton May 10, 2009   Link
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    General Commentgod these guys are something else, wish i knew Gaelic 2 :p
    Layla84on March 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI totally hear "by your son" or variants thereof either replacing "by the sun" or sung with it.
    shinhitoon December 24, 2012   Link

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