The very existence of the best song that myself and Alan never wrote proves that the proverbial "walk before you can run" is indeed true. Written in my basement recroom while doing a particularly bad job of parenting our then 2 and 3 year old boys, this was passed on by the band and subsequently recorded for my Lullabies album. Unfortunately, we picked the wrong key and strayed from "the click" and eventually the House of Cards collapsed under it's own weight.

I always believed in the song and decided to drop my unfulfilled ideas into a demo and send them upalong to Captain Dartmouth (aka Joel Plaskett) for a listen.

He liked what he heard and then, like a proper producer, proceeded to choose the correct key and insist that the band all play at the same speed.

Joel Plaskett: Making hits so you don't have to.

lyrics

Rode out this morning, in the greatest of haste
Trying to outrun a rumour
No time to lose, no time to waste
Now I wish I'd left sooner

There's a rope hung ready to settle the score
and the Law prepared to give chase
I don't intend to make no amends
Got noone to plead for my case

Gonna run for my life gonna run to the sea
Gonna run from you gonna run from me….

I remember a lady with a porcelain skin, 
wrapped up in ruby red lace
I remember a man with a knife in his hand 
and i remember the look on his face

Gonna run for my life Run to the sea
Gonna run from you gonna run from me
From a fall i just couldn't face
From a heart I just had to break
Gonna run, gonna run, gonna run from u and me                                                                                     

I don't really know who runs the whole show
Who calls the sinners and saints
but Where I'm bound to go, be it high or below
I know i'll be first at the gates   
                        
Gonna run for my life gonna run to the sea
Gonna run from you gonna run from me...