Big & Rich, ‘Run Away With You’ [Listen]
Big & Rich are known for their over-the-top presentations of concert-ready party songs, but it's their more serious side that’s done best commercially. “Run Away With You,” the second single from Gravity, is a serious love song that strips away some of the bluster.
The album's first single “Look at You” did the same thing and worked its way into the country airplay Top 10, an impressive feat for an independent artist. John Rich tells the story here, with a little help from Big Kenny Alphin at the chorus. He does vulnerable well.
“I just wanna run, I just want to run away with you / And live wide open / Set em on fire, crazy like we used to / It don’t matter where we’re going / Up on a mountain, down by the beach side / Till we find the love that we fell into / Hey, I just wanna run, I just want to run away with you,” they sing at the chorus.
The arrangement is guitar-driven, but the song isn't drenched in guitars or a thundering rhythm section. It’s easy to embrace, and the story is one that will hit married couples square in the chest:
“I miss your midnight kiss and loving you all night long / This life’s like a rip tide and we’re barely hanging on / Caught up in the worry, and always in a hurry and losing what we’re all about / Lets slow it down / Take our love and get out of this town,” Rich sings during the second and more powerful verse.
“Run Away With You” will only face obstacles visible to any independent artist as it climbs the radio charts. It’s a song that’s easy to fall for in all the right ways.
Why Fans Will Love It: Big & Rich pull back some with this humble love song. It's a great message, one that will be embraced by couples together for some time.
Key Lyrics: "Up on a mountain, down by the beach side / Till we find the love that we fell into / Hey, I just wanna run, I just want to run away with you."
Did You Know?: Newcomer Michael Ray co-wrote "Run Away With You." He and Rich worked together on CMT's The Next, which Ray won.
Listen to Big & Rich, “Run Away With You”