I'm really loving this track -- I was surprised the first time I heard it-- "is that really Adam?"--surprised. However, it's really addicting and very strong. I agree with those who would have put this on the standard album, but I wonder if Adam thought it didn't fit the storyline he was going for as well as one of the others.
"Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from." -Jodie Foster #GoldenGlobes
For me, this track shines so bright because it just might be an artifact from a Parallel Universe. 8-)
Interestingly enough, the imagery of the BTIKM video is what comes to my mind when listening to Runnin - Dark Adam, with the allusion of a loaded gun pressed to the lips which turns out to be a whiskey flask, brooding, "throwing a fit", then crawling out of the "bottom of the bottle" and literally rising up with The Voice as his altimeter. The musical line is like the climb on what someday might become "that optimistic vine" we know from the title track. The important thing is Dark Adam is realizing the futility of Running From His Heart. He is rediscovering and saving Light Adam in the process and he is "coming alive" around the 2:32 mark which is of course the Point Of Total Epicness where I normally get my goosebumps! (Probably in part because it reminds me of my favorite music outside of the GNAFL world - German Power Metal : )
The song finishes abruptly and I nearly see a "To Be Continued" sign at the end of a movie with a cliffhanger ending... A music video might never happen, but I would love to see that! I am not holding my breath to ever hear this or CLYG live either, but if it should happen, I will be a Very Happy Man!
kryptoman68... LOVE LOVE LOVE your take on this song!!
Runnin is a masterpiece, right? As I was listening to the lyrics of it, that incident in Finland came to my mind. Because, I kept thinking what he was running from in the song and maybe it's the crazy, booze/pot filled reckless, 'let's party til they take us away' night life.
In the first verse he sings about drinking whiskey, the whole bottle ( gluttonous nature?) and throwing a fit. All that in a very low, almost ominous voice indicating how deep down, down, he is, emotionally.
But then he says he knows what he's after and it's not this drunken stupor: he's been there, done that ( "everything I've seen twice"), he's crawling on this road and he wants to be saved. He sings : "Save me cause I'm fallin'" Who does he say that to? I think Sauli maybe?
And then he hits the key line "cause I keep runnin....runnin from my heart"
He loves the night life, in RS he says:
“I have a very gluttonous, hedonist personality,” he says. “I love the idea of a wild night out, and if there could be an orgy in the corner and a hookah over there - I love the idea of that. But I’m moving out of that phase of my life.”
Runnin is about this, moving out of that phase of his life and maybe saying that it's not easy, because he keeps running away from the steadiness and domesticity of monogamous life.
He has to do it, though, because he's sick and tired of it, it's unhealthy, both physically and psychologically, and the damage is damning him. I have no idea what this part means, 'the damage is damning me down, down, down.' Although this kind of life seems exciting, when you do it all the time it gets boring, repetitive ( "Round and around I go') , but he's addicted, he can't break away. The highs are great, but the lows are hell ("The higher, the lower, the down, down, down..".)
As we all know, he does break away from it, and what he realises then is described here :
Oh, I’m coming alive Oh, I’ll wake up now and live Oh, I’m coming alive A life that’s always been a dream I’ll wake up now and live
It's really touching how all those wild party nights when he thought he was living his life to the fullest and seizing the day actually left him feeling numb and sick. What really awakens him and makes him feel like he's coming alive is the total opposite: having a boyfriend, staying home, watching movies, and whatever it is they do home alone. It's a life that's always been a dream for him. And I believe Adam to be a great lover (not only sexually) because in Nirvana, his voice gives me the chills: it is so soft, and tender, and loving, and I believe it's the tone reserved for his lover's ears. Lucky bastard:) He's so happy because he has a boyfriend:))) I'm too lazy to look for the gif from CL where he says that:)
The album also shows off Adam's powerful, multi-octave voice, and although he's said publically that the songs aren't "about how many times I can hit one high note over and over" he manages high notes that would send many artists over the edge. Trespassing shows off another side of his voice that was unable to be captured and fully realized in the first album, both high and low, in perfect pitch. Listen to "Runnin'" and you'll understand what I mean.
AleksandraKv Thank you for bringing the video with the song words!
Now I can learn to sing a song with the right words! (I have a bad singing voice, but who cares..)
This song is a real masterpiece. It captures all the attention immediately the first note, and will last to the last note. I love, love Adam's deep voice, and lose my consciousness, when I hear the high notes! Song's sadness feels deep in the heart and soul. The emotional in Adam's voice is very strong throughout the song of the time. This is a song that no one else will be able to present without becoming a laughing stock.
Post by aleksandrakv on Jun 11, 2012 4:34:35 GMT -5
Adam Lambert – Trespassing Review Posted by Auditory Slam on May 9, 2012 in Music Reviews
Running: wow! just wow! My favorite track by far, thus far. Superb vocal delivery here over a track that just swirls around you like a tornado. This will definitely make it’s way into the playlist for my radio show. The dub style flair at the end just puts it totally into the stratosphere.
Judgement Day: Pop Heaven or Hell? Adam Lambert’s “Trespassing”
On first deluxe editon bonus track: “Runnin“, Lambert sings in his rarely featured low register over a strong, almost industrial beat. The build in the vocal melody on the chorus is phenomenal as Adam moves from lower to upper registers from line to line. The song builds overwhelmingly in intensity and has a certain triumph about it and has become an unexpected favorite. I would have included this track in the standard edition and made “Kickin’ In” a bonus track. My only complaint is the way the track ends in a flurry of blips and feedback. So very abrupt!
From his newest album "Trespassing" I love this song especially I feel so dark and POP and like am going "Down Down Down" . Runnin is the name of the song. it's really amazing how Adam Lambert sang this song in the album you can feel his pain and also you can see the darkness in his eyes and his voice. Listen to it hope you guys gonna like it. Runnin - Adam Lambert