My Sunday Song – “Run” by Matt Nathanson

For My Sunday Song #211, we are tackling the first in our 10 song set of Matt Nathanson songs. I’m starting the series out with my favorite track and that is “Run”.  The song features Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of Sugarland. The song is off his 2011 album, ‘Modern Love’ and was released as single, but only reached #53 on the Billboard Hot 100 which baffles me.

The song is not a country song even though Sugarland are on it.  No!  This is a sensual, oh so sexy, love song.  The lyrics are dirty with lines like “You come in waves” and “Then Swallow me whole” as well as “And I watch it explode”.  At the same time they are sexy with lines like “You pull me in close / And buckle my knees” and “You trace my lines / Stirring my soul”.  And then they are heartwarming with a line like “I’m amazing when you’re beside me / I am so much more”.  This song speaks to me and reminds me of my lovely bride and when I hear this song, I think of only her!  Each and every time.

Now here is the problem.  The song I think is more about an affair than love.  The lyrics talk about running back to this person.  The man says he knows that it’s wrong but he can’t help it and he always goes back to her.  Personally, I ignore that part and think of it more as a passionate love affair with my wife.  Either way, you can’t help but love the song.

“Run” is a beautifully crafted pop song, there is no doubt about that.  Driven by a slow kick drum beat, a beautiful bass line and then filled with acoustic and electric guitars.  There is a slow build to the music as if the sex was building as well.  Vocally, both Matt and Jennifer dance back and forth with the lyrics and their voices compliment each other so well.  When they join in together on the chorus it is pure and utter magic.

Give the song a listen and let me know if it hits you the same way.  I find it to be such a powerful song and I never tire of listening to it.  I’m posting the two videos, the Matt Nathanson release and the Sugarland release which is a live show and awesome.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.  Thanks for stopping by and have Happy Sunday.

“Run”
(feat. Jennifer Nettles & Kristian Bush)

[Matt:]
I wanna watch you undress
I wanna watch you glow
Let your hair down
All around
And cover us both

You come in waves
We crash and we roll
You surround me
Pull me, drown me
Then swallow me whole

[Both:]
You’re turn—turn—turn—turning me on
Like a slow fire burn
I know that it’s wrong
Still I run, run, run, run right into you
Yeah, I run, run, run, run right into you

[Jennifer:]
You pull me in close
And buckle my knees
I shake and I shiver just to feel you breathe

You trace my lines
[Matt:] I trace your lines
Stirring my soul
Shoot sparks at the heart of the world
And I watch it explode
[Matt:] I watch you, yeah, I watch you

[Both:]
You’re turn—turn—turn—turning me on
Like a slow fire burn
I know that it’s wrong
Still I run, run, run, run right into you
Yeah, I run, run, run, run right into you

[Matt]
I’m amazing when you’re beside me
I am so much more

[Jennifer]
And I feel your fingers
Pound like thunder
And I am so much more

[Matt]
I’m so much more

[Both:]
You’re turn—turn—turn—turning me on
Like a slow fire burn
I know that it’s wrong
Still I run, run, run, run right into you

Oh, you’re turn—turn—turn—turning me on
Like a slow fire burn
I know that it’s wrong
Still I run, run, run, run right into you
I run and I run
Still I run, run, run, run right into you
Oh, love, oh, Lord
Still I run, run, run, run right back to you

[Jennifer]
Turning me on
[Matt]
Like a slow fire burn

10 thoughts on “My Sunday Song – “Run” by Matt Nathanson

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s