Run
OneRepublic Lyrics


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When I was a young boy living in the city
All I did was run, run, run, run, run
Staring at the lights, they look so pretty
Momma said, "Son, son, son, son, son
You're gonna grow up, you're gonna get old
All that glitter don't turn to gold
But until then, just have your fun
Boy, run, run, run, run, run"

Yeah, run, run, run
Run, run, run

When I was a young kid living in the city
All I did was pay, pay, pay, pay, pay
And every single dime that good Lord gave me
I could make it last three, four, five days
Living it up, but living down low
Chasing that luck before I get old
And looking back, oh, we had some fun
Boy, run, run, run, run, run

They tell you that the sky might fall
They'll say that you might lose it all
So I run until I hit that wall
Yeah, I learned my lesson, count my blessings
Look to the rising sun and run, run, run

Yeah, one day, well, the sky might fall
Yeah, one day, I could lose it all
So I run until I hit that wall
If I learned one lesson, count your blessings
Look to the rising sun

And run, run, run
Run, run, run

Didn't get everything that I wanted
But I got what I need, yeah, yeah
I see that light in the morning
Shining down on me
So take me up high, take me down low
Where it all ends, nobody knows
But until then, let's have some fun, yeah
Run, run, run, run, run

They tell you that the sky might fall
They'll say that you might lose it all
So I run until I hit that wall
Yeah, I learned my lesson, count my blessings
Look to the rising sun and run, run, run

Yeah, one day, well, the sky might fall
Yeah, one day, I could lose it all
So I run until I hit that wall
If I learned one lesson, count your blessings
Look to the rising sun and run, run, run

Run, run, run
Yeah, run, run, run

Yeah, I learned my lesson, count my blessings
Look to the rising sun

Yeah, I learned my lesson, count my blessings
Look to the rising sun





Yeah, if I learned one lesson, count your blessings
Look to the rising sun, yeah, run, run, run

Overall Meaning

The song "Run" by OneRepublic reflects on the singer's youth and his urge to chase after his dreams while facing the uncertainty of the future. The opening verses reveal the singer's spirited and carefree nature as a young boy and his desire to explore the city, run and gaze at the beautiful illuminations. However, at the same time, his mother warns him that life is not a bed of roses and that not everything that glitters is gold. The chorus "Run, run, run" emphasizes the singer's determination to pursue his dreams despite the risks.


As the song progresses, we learn that the singer's attitude to life continues into his adulthood, where he views life as a never-ending pursuit of pleasure, never backing down or taking his foot off the pedal. However, with the passage of time, he begins to realize that life is fleeting and uncertain - "One day, the sky might fall, and I could lose it all" - and that he should be grateful and appreciate what he has in the moment.


The song is ultimately about resilience and the importance of remaining hopeful, even in the face of adversity. It encourages us to be proactive, flexible, and never give up on our dreams, especially when the going gets tough.


Line by Line Meaning

When I was a young boy living in the city
As a child growing up in the city, I was always restless and constantly on the move.


All I did was run, run, run, run, run
Running was my way of escaping the reality of life in the city.


Staring at the lights, they look so pretty
I was intrigued by the bright lights of the city and all its glamour.


Momma said, "Son, son, son, son, son
My mother tried to advise me against the dangers of the city as I grew up.


You're gonna grow up, you're gonna get old
As I age, my priorities will change along with my perspective on life.


All that glitter don't turn to gold
The material possessions and distractions of life do not bring happiness.


But until then, just have your fun
For now, I should live in the moment and enjoy life.


Boy, run, run, run, run, run"
My mother's advice was to keep moving and not get caught up in the negative aspects of the city.


They'll say that you might lose it all
People caution that one day, everything I have may be gone.


So I run until I hit that wall
I keep moving forward until I am met with a challenge that stops me in my tracks.


Yeah, I learned my lesson, count my blessings
I have gained perspective and knowledge from my experiences and I am grateful for what I have.


Look to the rising sun and run, run, run
I find hope in every new day and keep moving forward towards my goals.


Didn't get everything that I wanted
Life has not been perfect for me and I haven't always achieved my desired outcomes.


But I got what I need, yeah, yeah
Despite setbacks, I have what I require to be content in life.


I see that light in the morning
The sunrise reminds me that each day is a new opportunity.


Shining down on me
I am grateful for the light that guides me through life.


So take me up high, take me down low
I am open to new experiences and opportunities.


Where it all ends, nobody knows
The future is uncertain and unpredictable.


But until then, let's have some fun, yeah
Despite uncertainty, I should enjoy the present and make good memories.


Yeah, I learned my lesson, count my blessings
After experiencing hardship, I have realized the value of being grateful.


If I learned one lesson, count your blessings
The most important lesson I've learned is to appreciate the things I have in life.


Yeah, run, run, run
Life is full of challenges, but I will keep moving forward and never give up.




Lyrics © Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN), Downtown Music Publishing
Written by: Brent Michael Kutzle, John Nathaniel, Ryan B Tedder, Tyler Spry

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7clouds

Have you have ran from someone or something? If so, what?

Mourning Raven

Yea actually. I ran away from traumas and I’m doing so, lost my memory and lost myself, if that makes any sense. But recently, I gained everything back and now I’m a stronger being than I ever was. I have to thank the ones who helped me for that☺️.

Danyal Hashmi

I've been running towards not from somthin/someone all my life 🥴

leafpool2014 gaming

my responsibilitie of uploading regularly so my subs dont leave XD (I am lazy)

Reem lislami

Yeah, from a drunk man, my bff 😂💔

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Chatoyan T

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything

mello

Yo music is undescribable no need to contemplate on it

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I stand!

Hemalatha Balantrapu

Yeah bro completely agreed

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