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“Ready to Run”
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Information
Album

Four

Released

November 6, 2014

Format

Digital download

Recorded

2014

Length

3:16

Writers

Jamie Scott, John Ryan, Julian Bunetta, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne

Producer

Julian Bunetta, John Ryan

Ready to Run is the second track on One Direction's fourth studio album, Four.

Background

On September 8, 2014, the band announced the release of their fourth album, Four, on the Today Show. On November 6, 2014 the boys announced new song "Ready To Run".

"Ready To Run" was performed on the On The Road Again Tour.

The song is widely speculated to be describing a possible coming out process for Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, particularly because their respective verses are the only ones that mention "we'll", while Liam's mentions "I'll". Louis's verse is widely speculated to be addressing homophobic people. The band has not elaborated on the possible meaning behind the lyrics.

The song also seems to share lyrical similarities to "Drag Me Down", "Strong" and "Through The Dark".

Lyrics

[Harry]
There's a lightning in your eyes, I can't deny
Then there's me inside a sinking boat running out of time
Without you I'll never make it out alive
But I know, yes I know we'll be alright

[Liam]
There's a devil in your smile it's chasing me
And every time I turn around it's only gaining speed
There's a moment when you finally realize
There's no way you can change the rolling time
But I know, yes I know I'll be fine

[All]
This time I'm ready to run
Escape from the city and follow the sun
Cause I wanna be yours, don't you wanna be mine?
I don't wanna get lost in the dark of the night
This time I'm ready to run
Wherever you are is the place I belong
Cause I wanna be free, and I wanna be young
I will never look back now I'm ready to run

[Harry]
I'm ready to run

[Niall]
There's a future in my life I can't foresee
But less of course I stay on course to keep you next to me

[Louis]
There will always be the kind to criticize
But I know, yes I know I'll be alright

[All]
This time I'm ready to run
Escape from the city and follow the sun
Cause I wanna be yours, don't you wanna be mine?
I don't wanna get lost in the dark of the night
This time I'm ready to run
Wherever you are is the place I belong
Cause I wanna be free, and I wanna be young
I will never look back now I'm ready to run

[Zayn]
This time I'm ready to run
I keep everything that I got from your love

[Harry]
This time I'm ready to run
Escape from the city and follow the sun

[All]
Cause I wanna be yours, don't you wanna be mine?
I don't wanna get lost in the dark of the night
This time I'm ready to run
Wherever you are is the place I belong
Cause I wanna be free, and I wanna be young
I will never look back now I'm ready to run
I'm ready to run

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