Running Away

Songfacts®:

  • To change things up on British alternative dance band Friendly Fire's second album, the band incorporated several unusual recording techniques. For this song, frontman Ed Macfarlane rang the bells of a St. Albans church and then sampled the results.
  • Macfarlane explained the song's meaning to NME: "This is about having feelings for someone but not being able to express them. I like lyrics like that, just these really obvious universal pop subjects that aren't too complicated, they're more accessible."

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