Run For Cover

Album: Wonderful Wonderful (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • Brandon Flowers started writing this song with producer Stuart Price for their 2008 Day & Age album, but was unable to finish it. He finally completed the tune nine years later with the help of Alex Cameron, a singer and songwriter from Sydney, Australia. Flowers recalled in a Facebook interview:

    "The second verse was not finished and I love the first verse. I love this first verse like I've never loved a verse and so it was really difficult because I couldn't match it. And I finally had a breakthrough. I actually got some help from Alex Cameron who is a great artist coming out of Australia. And he came to Vegas and we just, we just beat ourselves up over this verse until we got it."
  • The Killers played the song live for the first time at the Borgata Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, on June 10, 2017.
  • Bob Marley has a writing credit. "I mention 'Redemption Song' in it, and his people wanted their money," Flowers explained to Billboard magazine. "I never thought I'd share a writing credit with Bob Marley, but I'll take it."

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