Run Like Hell
|"Run Like Hell"|
|Single by Pink Floyd|
|from the album The Wall|
|Released||April 17, 1980|
|Length||4:20 (album version) 3:41 (7" single edit)|
|Label||Harvest (UK) Columbia (US)|
|Producer(s)||Bob Ezrin, David Gilmour, James Guthrie, Roger Waters|
Concept[change | change source]
The Wall is a concept album depicting the story of Pink, an alienated rock star. At this point in the story, Pink is imagining himself as a fascist dictator during one of his shows. His behavior turns his crowd into a vicious mob, following his commands. The lyrics are threatening, and directed to the listener. The lyrics call the listener one with an "empty smile" and a "hungry heart", "dirty feelings" and a "guilty past".
History[change | change source]
The song was originally written by David Gilmour. The lyrics were written by Roger Waters. Waters provides all of the vocals on the studio version, but in live versions, Gilmour and Waters trade vocals each line.