The Beatles Song Of The Day: “Run For Your Life”

The Beatles Song Of The Day is “Run For Your Life.” “Run For Your Life” is the final song on The Beatles classic “Rubber Soul” album. John Lennon wrote the song. He would later say that it was just a knockoff. He wasn’t trying to say anything just writing a song. The first lines of the song “I’d rather see you dead little girl than to be with another man” was taken from Elvis Presley’s song “Baby Let’s Play House.” John would later denounce the song. Not one of The Beatles peak moments that is for sure. John Lennon: vocal, acoustic guitar and lead guitar/ Paul McCartney: harmony vocal and bass guitar/ George Harrison: harmony vocal and lead guitar/ Ringo Starr: drums and tambourine. The song was recorded on October 12,1965 at Abbey Road. Producer: George Martin.

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  • “Run For Your Life” was never released as a single.
  • “Run For Your Life” doesn’t make Rolling Stone Magazine’s “The Beatles 100 Greatest Songs” list or Spignesi and Lewis’ “100 Best Beatles Songs’ list.
  • Length of song: 2:18.
  • John would later say that this was his least favourite Beatles song. He also said it was George Harrison’s favourite song on “Rubber Soul.”

Run For Your Life” {Lennon-McCartney}

Well I’d rather see you dead, little girl Than to be with another man You better keep your head, little girl Or I won’t know where I am
You better run for your life if you can, little girl Hide your head in the sand little girl Catch you with another man That’s the end ah little girl
Well I know that I’m a wicked guy And I was born with a jealous mind And I can’t spend my whole life Trying just to make you toe the line
You better run for your life if you can, little girl Hide your head in the sand little girl Catch you with another man That’s the end ah little girl
Let this be a sermon I mean everything I’ve said Baby, I’m determined And I’d rather see you dead
You better run for your life if you can, little girl Hide your head in the sand little girl Catch you with another man That’s the end ah little girl
I’d rather see you dead, little girl Than to be with another man You better keep your head, little girl Or you won’t know where I am
You better run for your life if you can, little girl Hide your head in the sand little girl Catch you with another man That’s the end ah little girl Nah nah nah Nah nah nah Nah nah nah Nah nah nah (fade out)

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