Runnin'

Album: Trespassing (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • This frantic song finds Lambert singing about how he keeps running from his heart. The Nashville songwriters Catt Gravitt and Robert Marvin wrote it for him after Lambert recorded another song they co-wrote, "Underneath," and asked for another. Lambert is also credited on the track along with Fred Williams and David Marshall. The Nashville influence explains why a bottle of whiskey shows up in the lyric.
  • The track and vocal melodies were written by David Marshall, who at the time was a struggling songwriter working at a hair salon in Nashville. Robert Marvin had the track on his computer along with about 10 others from different composers. He played all of them for his co-writer Catt Gravitt, and she picked Marshall's from the bunch. He didn't tell her until the later that Marshall worked at her salon.

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