Run for Your Life (Beatles song)
|"Run for Your Life"|
|Song by the Beatles|
|from the album Rubber Soul|
|Released||3 December 1965|
|Recorded||12 October 1965|
"Run for Your Life" is a song by English rock band the Beatles. It was first released on their 1965 album Rubber Soul. It was mainly written by John Lennon, but listed as Lennon-McCartney. The song is about jealousy towards a woman, with the first line of the song being "I'd rather see you dead, little girl, than to be with another man". This was taken from the Elvis Presley song "Baby Let's Play House". Lennon said that he did not like the song.
Personnel[change | change source]
- John Lennon – vocal, acoustic 12-string guitar, slide guitar
- Paul McCartney – harmony vocal, bass
- George Harrison – harmony vocal, electric rhythm guitar, lead guitar
- Ringo Starr – drums, tambourine
References[change | change source]
- Hamelman, Steven L (2004). But is it Garbage?: On Rock and Trash. University of Georgia Press. p. 11.
- Terence John O'Grady (1975). The Music of the Beatles from 1962 to Sergeant Peper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. University of Wisconsin. p. 283.
- Everett 1999, p. 312. sfn error: no target: CITEREFEverett1999 (help)
- Wenner, Jann (1972). Lennon Remembers. Harmondsworth, England: Penguin. p. 128.
- The Beatles Bible 2009.
- MacDonald 2005, p. 161.
Sources[change | change source]
- "Run for Your Life". The Beatles Bible. 2009. Retrieved 15 April 2009.
- Everett, Walter (2001). The Beatles as Musicians: The Quarry Men Through Rubber Soul. US: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-514105-9.
- MacDonald, Ian (2005). Revolution in the Head: The Beatles' Records and the Sixties (Second Revised ed.). London: Pimlico (Rand). ISBN 1-84413-828-3.
- Sheff, David (1981). The Playboy Interviews With John Lennon and Yoko Ono. New York: Playboy Press.