Living Like A Runaway

Album: Living Like A Runaway (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • This autobiographical song recounts Ford's time in The Runaways, which was the first major all-girl Rock band. She was just 17 when the band released their first album and went on tour, becoming a sensation in the UK and Japan. Ford acknowledges her parents in the song, who encouraged her to follow her dream. "My parents were my buddies," Lita told us. "They stayed together and loved each other."
  • A guy named Ollie, who works for Ford's record company in Germany, suggested the album title. The problem was that the singer had to quickly write the title track to go with it. Ford explained to Metal Underground: "I presented two titles for him, one was going to be 'Branded' and one was 'Living Like A Runaway,' and everybody went 'Living Like A Runaway!' The problem with that was at the time I hadn't written the song yet, and I thought it's such a great title, and if I don't write a song, someone else was going to. So I had to hurry up and write that song, it took me about three days to put the song together. It really was a godsend, that song, because we started with nothing but the title. In three days we have a finished song, demoed, done, recorded. It's a cool song."

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