Run Every Time

Songfacts®:

  • Adult contemporary singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw found himself working with co-writers for the first time on his fourth album, Sweeter, as a way to broaden his horizons. This is one of two songs he wrote with Andrew Frampton, who is known for his work with Natasha Bedingfield and The Script. "Co-writing with other people changed everything for me," said DeGraw. "Not only did it open my mind to new ideas, but it changed the way I wrote on my own. Playing all these different styles with other musicians led me to think about things differently when I was working by myself. I was able to tap into things I do live, dabbling with some of that late '60s, early '70s R&B stuff; I was able to record all the styles of music that I like and put them on one album. It was great to take my leash off and experiment. Although it doesn't stray too far from what I've done, I think it's the first album I've made that has caught my true sound."
  • The song finds DeGraw casting himself as the romantic bad guy as he confesses, "I know a woman's nature/There's nothing you can save here/Me, I run every time."

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