I Can't Outrun You

Album: Just Feels Good (2013)
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  • This song was inspired by a real-life heartbreaking situation for songwriter Kyle Jacobs, who penned the tune with Joe Leathers and Ben Glover.
  • Jacobs and Leathers were on Keifer and Shawna Thompson's bus one night and asked if they could play the married pair in the song. "It wasn't really a pitch," Keifer explained to Radio.com. "They played it for us, and we just loved it and got talking about it and if we should get to recording. The label was on board with it and loved it and everybody else, too."
  • Despite being happily married, Shawna said the pair could both relate to the heartbreaking situation portrayed in the song. "It's so real. We knew the story because Kyle told us the back story of the song," she said. "Even without the back story it's just a heart-wrenching song. We've been through breakups before, and we know that horrible feeling when you're trying to get over somebody because you know it's not going to work."
  • The song was originally written from a guy's perspective, but once the Thompsons got into the studio they decided to make it a duet. "We started playing around with it and turned it into a duet," Shawna said, "which is interesting, coming from two different perspectives."
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