You Better Run

Album: As You Were (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • This stomping track finds the former Oasis frontman challenging the rock pretenders. "That's to every little s--tbag wannabe rock star who thinks they're doing this rock'n'roll business a service, because there's a lot of them out there that ain't," Liam Gallagher told NME. "I look at the likes of U2… Even years ago they were going, 'We're coming back to claim f---in' rock'n'roll' and all that nonsense. For me, they haven't wrote any masterpieces – for a band that f---in' big, with all the f---in' stuff they've got at their disposal they should be writing masterpieces. They're certainly no Beatles. It's like 'You'd better run, you'd better hide' because this album's gonna give you a f---in' clip round the ear or a kick up the arse."
  • Many believe Liam's brother Noel is one of the rock "pretenders" this track is directed at. When this was suggested by The Sunday Times, Noel Gallagher snapped: "There were a few on his last two as well. You'd think he'd write songs about his divvy ex-wife, having just been divorced from her, know what I mean?"

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