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"Running" is an original song by Malinda Kathleen Reese, and it serves as the fourth track of her debut EP, Love Letter.

Theme

Malinda describes in the song a guy who promises her love and a solid relationship. But something changed about him, or at least she is just realizing who he really is. All he wants is a simple, obedient girl. On her YouTube channel MALINDA, she stated that this song was written when one of her exes came back to her for advice about his new girlfriend. Malinda says she was in college when she wrote the song, but as she has matured, the song has become more "real" for her.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
One day you're talking sweet and telling me you'll stay
And I believed every damn word you'd say
I'm not sure how the clouds gathered so fast
But once the rain started pouring I knew this float would last

[Pre-Chorus]
Ooh, I gave you a shot and you threw it away
And you, you're now begging me for one more day

[Chorus]
And I want you to see what we both know is true
You want a girl who is crazy enough to bow down to you
You want a girl who plays by the rules and never asks for more
What you really want is a love without second thought
So, what you running for me for?
(So, what you running for me for?)

[Verse 2]
I thought you know me better
I thought you'd see that I don't give my affection easily
What happened to who I thought I knew
I'm telling you, I swear I left a better you

[Pre-Chorus]
Ooh, I gave you a shot and you threw it away
And you-ooh, you're now begging me for one more day

[Chorus]
And I want you to see what we both know is true
Baby, you want a girl who is crazy enough to bow down to you
You want a girl who plays by the rules and never asks for more
What you really want is a love without second thought
So, what you running for me for?

[Bridge]
(Why should I,I take this? Why can't I [?] )
(Why should I,I take this?) Why can't I turn my back? I know, I know
(Why should I,I take this?) Why can't I turn my back? I know, I know
(Why should I,I take this?) Why can't I turn my back? I know, I know
(Why should I,I take this?) Why can't I turn my back?

[Chorus]
And I want you to see what we both know is true
Baby, you want a girl who is crazy enough to bow down to you (bow down to you)
You want a girl who plays by the rules and never asks for more
What you really want is a love without second thought
So, what you running for me for?

Video

Gallery

Trivia

  • The song appeared on Andrew Huang's series "4 Producer Flip The Same Sample", in which 4 producers remixed this song. Andrew also released an album titled Running Redux, which contains all the remixes that appeared in that video. The video also showed a preview of the Music Video.
  • The music video was recorded at YouTube Space NYC.