TRAINING TUNES: “LOVE RUNS OUT”

SONG: “Love Runs Out”

GROUP: One Republic

ALBUM: “Native” (Repackaged)-  (Released 2014)

BACKGROUND:

Getting "Native"

Getting “Native”

I’ve got a challenge for you. Go pick up One Republic’s “Native” CD and find the track “Love Runs Out.” Actually, that’s not really a fair challenge.

First off, good luck finding a music store (not a lot of them around, are there). But if the Best Buy near you manages to stock their music section or like me you live in a town where you can find a cool “used” music store like Amoeba, you may actually be able to put your mitts on a physical CD (when was the last time you bought one of them).

Trick is while the song is on the album, it’s not on the CD… huh?

More on that conundrum in a bit.

But as for the song, “Love Runs Out,” it’s the latest single from One Republic, a pop rock band that hails from Colorado.

Their first album, 2007’s “Dreaming Out Loud,” had the hit single “Apologize.” Their sophomore effort “Waking Up” spawned several popular tunes, including: “Good Life,” “All the Right Moves” and “Secrets,” which was one of those songs that popped up on numerous TV shows like “Lost” and “Nikita.”

One Republic’s third album offering, “Native,” hit stores in 2013 and like many other listeners, I got hooked on the tune “Counting Stars,” which also frequents my running music mix from time to time.

The song “Love Runs Out” hit the airwaves (or should I say the Pandora rotation) in mid-April. The first time I heard the tune on the radio (sorry, still don’t have Sirius XM) I was scrambling for my iPhone as I needed to “Shazam” it right away to find out who was responsible for this hard-driving tune.

If you don’t believe me (and don’t know the song), hit play on the video and I wager you’ll be sold inside of 30 seconds. The song starts with a simple yet strong drum beat, quickly joined by some equally strong piano accompaniment. By the time lead singer Ryan Tedder starts singing “I’ll be your light…” you’ll already be downloading it from iTunes.

This song will definitely be a permanent fixture on my running mix. It’s got a solid beat at the forefront for the entire song that just doesn’t quit. It pushes you. Hell, it makes you want to run.

And with lyrics like:

“I got my mind made up and I can’t let go.
I’m killing every second ’til it sees my soul.
I’ll be running, I’ll be running.
Til the love runs out, ’til the love runs out…”

You’ll be running ’til your love runs out… or at least your breath.

Oh, and back to the little poser from before. It seems that “Love Runs Out” was originally planned to be the first single on “Native,” but the group couldn’t come up with a suitable chorus for the song, so they left it off of the CD. One year later, they figured out a proper chorus and when they released the single they did a re-release of “Native” with the song in place. So if you haven’t picked up the album yet, you can go for the re-release. But if you have the “original” pressing of the CD (if you even buy CDs any more) head to iTunes to pick up this new track.

Then put this track on your mix and go pound some pavement.

Enjoy!

VIDEO:

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LYRICS:

I’ll be your light, your match, your burning sun,
I’ll be the bright, and black, that’s making you run.
And I feel alright, and we’ll feel alright,
‘Cause we’ll work it out, yeah we’ll work it out.
I’ll be doin’ this, if you ever doubt,
‘Til the love runs out, ’til the love runs out.

I’ll be your ghost, your game, your stadium.
I’ll be your fin, deep down, entrapped like one.
And I feel alright, and I feel alright,
‘Cause I worked it out, yeah I worked it out.
I’ll be doin’ this, if you ever doubt,
‘Til the love runs out, ’til the love runs out.

I got my mind made up and I can’t let go.
I’m killing every second ’til it sees my soul.
I’ll be running, I’ll be running,
‘Til the love runs out, ’til the love runs out.
And we’ll start a fire, and we’ll shut it down,
‘Til the love runs out, ’til the love runs out.

There’s a maniac out in front of me.
Got an angel on my shoulder, and Mephistopheles.
My momma raised me good, momma raised me right.
Momma said “do what you want, say prayers at night”,
And I’m saying them, cause I’m so devout.
‘Til the love runs out, ’til the love runs out, yeah.

I got my mind made up and I can’t let go.
I’m killing every second ’til it sees my soul.
I’ll be running, I’ll be running,
‘Til the love runs out, ’til the love runs out.
And we’ll start a fire, and we’ll shut it down,
‘Til the love runs out, ’til the love runs out.

Ooh, we all want the same thing.
Ooh, we all run for something.
Oh for God, for fate,
For love, for hate,
For gold, and rust,
For diamonds, and dust.

I’ll be our light, your match, your burning sun,
I’ll be the bright and black that’s making you run.
I got my mind made up and I can’t let go.
I’m killing every second ’til it sees my soul.
I’ll be running, I’ll be running,
‘Til the love runs out, ’til the love runs out.
And we’ll start a fire, and we’ll shut it down,
‘Til the love runs out, ’til the love runs out.

I’ll be your light, your match, your burning sun,
I’ll be the bright and black that’s making you run.
And I feel alright, and we’ll feel alright,
‘Cause we’ll work it out, yeah we’ll work it out.
And we’ll start a fire, and we’ll shut it down,
‘Til the love runs out, ’til the love runs out.
‘Til the love runs out.

OTHER GOOD RUNNING SONGS BY ONE REPUBLIC 

  • “Counting Stars”

Run on!

(Be sure to send me songs that you thing would make good additions to a running mix)

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