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Bryan Adams - Run To You



Bryan Adams wrote this song in 1983 with his songwriting partner Jim Vallance. They wrote the song for Blue Oyster Cult, whose producer Bruce Fairbairn asked them to write something for the group. Adams and Vallance messed around with the guitar intro to "(Don't Fear) The Reaper," and as Vallance explains:


"We transposed the riff down to E-minor, later adding a capo to achieve an F#-minor tuning, which better suited Bryan's vocal range. Once the riff was solidified, the rest of the song started to unfold. We spent a few days getting the lyrics and arrangement right, with particular attention paid to the interplay between the bass, drums and the guitar riff." Blue Oyster Cult turned down the song, as did .38 Special. Adams didn't think it was right for him either, but when producer Bob Clearmountain asked Adams if he had another song they could use on Reckless, Bryan played him the demo and they turned the song into a hit. It was the first single from the album.


Adams explained:


"The really early ones. They were part of the learning experience to be able to write the songs that everyone knows now. You need to learn to crawl before you walk."



Lyrics


She says her love for me could never die But that'd change if she ever found out about you and I Oh - but her love is cold It wouldn't hurt her if she didn't know, 'cause... When it gets too much I need to feel your touch I'm gonna run to you I'm gonna run to you Cause when the feeling's right I'm gonna run all night I'm gonna run to you She's got a heart of gold she'd never let me down But you're the one that always turns me on You keep me comin' 'round I know her love is true But it's so damn easy makin' love to you I got my mind made up I need to feel your touch I'm gonna run to you Yeah! - I'm gonna run to you Cause when the feeling's right I'm gonna stay all night I'm gonna run to you Yeah! - I'm gonna run to you Oh when the feeling's right I'm gonna run all night I'm gonna run to you Oh when the feeling's right now Oh! - I'm gonna run to you Yeah! - I'm gonna run to you Cause when the feeling's right I'm gonna stay all night I'm gonna run to you Oh! - I'm gonna run to you Yeah! When the feeling's right I'm gonna stay all night Oh when the feeling's right now Oh yeah when the feeling's right now I'm gonna run to you Oh, oh Yeah, I'm gonna run to you Yeah, I'm gonna Oh, I'm gonna run to you, run to you Oh, I'm gonna run to you Oh Oh, I'm gonna run now


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