Run On
by Moby

Album: Play (1999)
Charted: 33

Songfacts®:

  • This was released as the second single from Play.
  • The song samples a 1943 recording of the traditional folk song "God's Gonna Cut You Down" by Bill Landford and the Landfordaires.
  • Moby told Rolling Stone that this, "was one of the first songs written and it was really hard to put together, because it has so many samples in it. I didn't use computers at this point, it was all done with stand-alone samplers. When it was finished, I collapsed in exhaustion."
  • Many artists have recorded versions of "God's Gonna Cut You Down." Moby said to Rolling Stone: " I didn't know this when I recorded it, but it's a standard. Everybody's done it. Elvis Presley did a version of it, Johnny Cash did it. If you were a gospel or country star, everyone covered that song. And I had no idea."
  • This was used in an advert for the Renault Kangoo car.

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