According to Night Ranger drummer Kelly Keagy, "Let Him Run" was the first song the band ever wrote, although it wasn't released until their second album, Midnight Madness
, where it was used as the last track.
"It's a relationship song," Keagy told Songfacts
. "You've got to let that person go. It's time to let them go – they're hurting you too much. Let him go, and he'll come back."