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Super Furry Animals — Run! Christian, Run!
Album: Rings Around the World
Avg rating:
5.9

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Total ratings: 1205









Released: 2002
Length: 7:12
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Rapture
Waiting to capture that moment
Postponement
Suspension of rational movement

So bang on the hour of twelve
To the forest clearing we'll delve
With guns to our heads, for we know
That heaven awaits us

Dreaming of that perfect home by the sun
Run, Christian, run
Still dreaming of that perfect home by the sun
Run, Christian, run

Roaming
Roaming from all tribulation
Leaving
Leaving behind all damnation

With women and children in line
The men will then gather behind
With knives to their throats they'll depart
On the midnight train to Jordan

Still dreaming of that perfect home by the sun
Run, Christian, run
Wishing for that perfect home by the sun
Come kingdom come

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Comments (171)add comment
It really takes off towards the end, right? Bumped up from 6 to 7 for that.
Never heard of this band till today.  The music got me up to look at the screen to check out the lyrics. 
Having been brought up in a Christian cult the whole tune resonated with me.  This is (excuse the pun) close to God like
This song has grown on me over time.  The repeating synth sound draws me in with how it changes over the course of the song - a banjo sound at times to points when it gets really distorted.  Just love how it shifts and shapes and has a life of its own within the song.
 Jakethemuss wrote:

In a cult, there's a person at the top that knows it's a scam.

When that person dies you have a religion.

I like that.
 kazoo wrote:

I think it's anti-cult. They're just using a Christian cult here to make their point.

In a cult, there's a person at the top that knows it's a scam.

When that person dies you have a religion.
I have this album and there are good tracks, but not this one for me. It just kind of plods along and never becomes very interesting to my ears.

Enjoy - those who like it - but not for me.
 michael_crf wrote:

interesting tune
If the rapture comes soon we’ll be in good shape 
The Supreme Court rulings will be 3-0 for our freedoms here on Planet Earth



The supreme court does NOT make decisions for Planet Earth, just the USA. 
Looking across at America at the moment I’d imagine plenty are expecting the rapture any moment! Love these guys and this track but then I’m culturally biased.
interesting tune
If the rapture comes soon we’ll be in good shape 
The Supreme Court rulings will be 3-0 for our freedoms here on Planet Earth
IMHO pissing your pants is far from the worst thing you could do.
These guys... first 5 albums of theirs are solid (Radiator and Guerrilla are personal faves) - even their b-sides compilation has some awesome tracks (The Man Don't Give A F and Guacamole are just brilliant - also, the non album track Ice Hockey Hair is one of their very, very best!).

Basically, just check them out - my fellow countrymen, so a tad biased - feel free to ignore their Welsh language tracks (your loss! 😁) as there's plenty of quality around them 👍
Very interesting band.  They pull off live shows well, which is surprising given the density of their production.  This album is available as a DVD with surround envelopment.  Very fun stuff!
 gadly wrote:
Haven't listened carefully, but it sounds anti-Christian to me. Imagine what a brou-ha-ha there would if if someone made a song titled Run Jew, Run. The ADL would be suing RP for playing it.
 
I think it's anti-cult. They're just using a Christian cult here to make their point.
A bit like the grateful dead to me, some is ok, some is just music to fall asleep to
My favorite song about a cult!
I'm upping my rating to compensate for all the low ones.  I think this is great, although I don't normally like SFA at all.
Surprisingly low rating. What's the dealio? 
I love this song, all these negative posts make me's think ya'll are listening to some other song
Why so much hate for this song? I like it a lot. SFA is a great band
I honestly don't understand why nobody likes this song. What's wrong with it? I like it a lot.
Remember 'The Gong Show' ?
Yeah. GONG.
But seriously, saved from being a ONE by the bit of guitar lead at the end.
p.s. - The comments for this one go back 16 years


{#Crown}
I think it's a catchy song and I also found the lyrics amusing given recent news. Yes, I have a sick sense of humor, why do you ask?
love it
yuck creepy - and not interesting  
 che_cavolo wrote:
I feel like, if you don't get sfa, you should be listening to AM radio.  these guys play 500 seat clubs in the US and Canada, but they fill the 25000 seat stadiums in the UK.  my god this song rocks, it goes to your core...

 
Oh, I get it!  Sarcasm!  HA!  "My god this song rocks" is a good one.  zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
 Hoosfoos wrote:
100x better than Alt-J.

 
That's like saying I'd rather eat ice cream than be punched in the face twice.
100x better than Alt-J.
Love the lyrics!
 che_cavolo wrote:
I feel like, if you don't get sfa, you should be listening to AM radio.  these guys play 500 seat clubs in the US and Canada, but they fill the 25000 seat stadiums in the UK.  my god this song rocks, it goes to your core...

 
Nah.
I feel like, if you don't get sfa, you should be listening to AM radio.  these guys play 500 seat clubs in the US and Canada, but they fill the 25000 seat stadiums in the UK.  my god this song rocks, it goes to your core...
Not much love for this one, I kind of like it
Love sfa. Must get more on rotation, as they have at least 5 better tracks on this album alone 
 
 ra990 wrote:

Is this true? That's awesome of Bill. 
 
Well, Bill is awesome. 
(Despite his apparent fixation on all things David Byrne.)


 gadly wrote:
Haven't listened carefully, but it sounds anti-Christian to me. Imagine what a brou-ha-ha there would if if someone made a song titled Run Jew, Run. The ADL would be suing RP for playing it.

 
You're right; you haven't "listened carefully" at all, but it's not the most engaging and exciting of tunes either.
Working, so tried to ignore this but just couldn't - never heard it before, thank you, RP
Quoted from somewhere:

"Bunf had a spate of being logged onto the internet most of the time, and he got heavily into doomsday cult websites, as an observer, not a participator. He printed out quite a lot of essays by these nutters, and I wrote the lyrics from there. And also when we were on tour in America we watched a lot of Christian television shows, the sort where preachers say 'It's not your money, it's God's money, so send in your cheques!'

"Cian had demo'd a repetitive theme with this loop that became the intro and outro, and I added a country rock verse, by which time Bunf had learnt the pedal steel. Bunf found the title and I started singing it on top of Cian's demo. Again we fancied ourselves as a vocal band."

Never heard anything from these chaps that meets with my approval, sorry.

Except this, which is growing on me.
Fantastic to hear SFAs amongst the rounded and eclectic mix. The sound of home for me (along with Tom Jones) and all the nicer as i live in NZ. Keep up the lovely music :) 
{#Eek} Not for me either
Agree with so many others...would love to never hear this again.
 gadly wrote:
Haven't listened carefully, but it sounds anti-Christian to me. Imagine what a brou-ha-ha there would if if someone made a song titled Run Jew, Run. The ADL would be suing RP for playing it.

 
You're comparing chalk and cheese. Jewish ancestry is inherent to a person; religious affiliation is a choice. Before shooting from the hip, perhaps you should have a neb at the lyrics and see if there's anything in there worth being offended by.
 Jungers42 wrote:
I'd forgotten to login here and thank Bill publicly. After mentioning that I, Christian, was running the NYC marathon for the first time this past November ... he queued up a few choice songs for the start, including this apropos number.

It was surprisingly effective / inspirational just as we crossed over to the top of the Verrazano bridge into Brooklyn. Very memorable. 

 
Is this true? That's awesome of Bill. 
The song seriously sucks ass... I rate it "R" for repulsive ! ! !
 gadly wrote:
Haven't listened carefully, but it sounds anti-Christian to me. Imagine what a brou-ha-ha there would if if someone made a song titled Run Jew, Run. The ADL would be suing RP for playing it.
 
i think it's just criticizing the ridiculousness of religious doctrine.  and since they sound like westerners to me, they're probably just going after the most relevant nonsense.

and i think you meant to say "imagine the brou-ha-ha there would if if someone made a song titled Run , Run." That's when you'd start to hear whining.  there's enough anti-semetic vitriol out there, the jews are used to it.
sorry boys, not doing it for me...
I logged in — just so that I could mark this as sucko/barfo.
 bachbeet wrote:
I was just fine having never heard this.  I'd be happy never to hear it again.
 
Agreed.
Haven't listened carefully, but it sounds anti-Christian to me. Imagine what a brou-ha-ha there would if if someone made a song titled Run Jew, Run. The ADL would be suing RP for playing it.
growing on me - then I like the Grateful Dead too
I need another cup of coffee.  This song is putting me to sleep.
 leonswiatek wrote:
the coments are much better than the song.
 
hehheee!  agree with you
 ziakut wrote:
Growing to a solid "8".
 
Yeah, right, right? I don't see why many listeners hate this.
my first PSD !
I was just fine having never heard this.  I'd be happy never to hear it again.
Yawn{#Sleep}
Guys—this is not a disco dance song.  It's a slow, syrupy and sensual slow-dance song.  See if you can make it all the way through without getting some serious suck-face action from these bluesy tunes.
Sounds more like "walk Christian, walk! Don´t fall asleep" ! 
the coments are much better than the song.
 Love It!
Growing to a solid "8".
My metro(g)nome went to sleep.
the video for this is rather interesting..from the dvd they put out... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3B-riRbaa0
I'd forgotten to login here and thank Bill publicly. After mentioning that I, Christian, was running the NYC marathon for the first time this past November ... he queued up a few choice songs for the start, including this apropos number.

It was surprisingly effective / inspirational just as we crossed over to the top of the Verrazano bridge into Brooklyn. Very memorable. 
I suppose this title won't be what people chant to Mitt Romney when he trots his most important self around the campaign trails. Sorry...I should remember the separation of politics and music. They should stay separate like the supposed 'church' and 'state'. I'm liking this song...that's what I really wanted to say...after all.
oh my, this song ... zzzzzz ....
 Sasha2001 wrote:

Weren't "crazy ludes" used as a come-down drug for bad trips or excessive cocaine use?


From Wikipedia:


"By 1965 it was the most commonly prescribed sedative in Britain, where it has been sold legally under the names Malsed, Malsedin, and Renoval...In 1972 it was the sixth-bestselling sedative in the USA, where it was legal under the brand name Quaalude; at that time "luding out" was a popular college pastime. This is the similar effect of an alcoholic blackout with no recollection of events...

Effects can include euphoria, drowsiness, reduced heart rate, reduced respiration, increased sexual arousal (aphrodisia), and paresthesias (numbness of the fingers and toes).

An overdose can cause delirium, convulsions, hypertonia, hyperreflexia, vomiting, renal failure, coma, and death through cardiac or respiratory arrest."



 
Wow, renal failure...sounds like fun
 colt4x5 wrote:
A Quaalude waltz?
 
Quite. Wilco in disguise. Sleepy-byes time
C'mon Bill... Play Receptacle for the Respectable, that will blow everyone's freaking minds!
 colt4x5 wrote:
A Quaalude waltz?
 



10.0 from the Bulgarian Judge.
YES! Thanks for playing SFA. More please!
Hear this for the first time: did they listen to CSN&Y?
 lemmoth wrote:

How many of you young'uns out there even know what a Quaalude was?

 
Weren't "crazy ludes" used as a come-down drug for bad trips or excessive cocaine use?


From Wikipedia:


"By 1965 it was the most commonly prescribed sedative in Britain, where it has been sold legally under the names Malsed, Malsedin, and Renoval...In 1972 it was the sixth-bestselling sedative in the USA,<5> where it was legal under the brand name Quaalude; at that time "luding out" was a popular college pastime. This is the similar effect of an alcoholic blackout with no recollection of events...

Effects can include euphoria, drowsiness, reduced heart rate, reduced respiration, increased sexual arousal (aphrodisia), and paresthesias (numbness of the fingers and toes).

An overdose can cause delirium, convulsions, hypertonia, hyperreflexia, vomiting, renal failure, coma, and death through cardiac or respiratory arrest."



"or something like that" Yeah.
As far as research goes, them little furry critters need to do... their homework.
This:
With women and children in line
The men will gather behind
With knives to their throats they'll depart
On the midnight train to Jordan.

That's not mainstream Christianity.
Heck, that's not even wacko Christianity.
That's Jim Jones' non-Christian heresy - or something like that. 
I guess that's just the hazards of doing one's "research" on the Internet. 
 
 lemmoth wrote:
How many of you young'uns out there even know what a Quaalude was?
 
Didn't he star in The Right Stuff?
 colt4x5 wrote:
A Quaalude waltz?
 
How many of you young'uns out there even know what a Quaalude was?

A Quaalude waltz?
 sherf wrote:
Nice! A distribution like this means it has something going on in there. yup.
  
Generally there is a more pronounced protuberance at or around 7, or less frequently a solid tumescence around the mean, but seldom a gentle rise, or as in this case, a steady flow across the stream, and certainly not the sudden burst of a central bulge.
Without a doubt, strangest lyrics that ever been writ....don't know as iI dare hear any more,
any title with christian in it gets my attention.It payed off...

SFA... still the best, after all these years and albums. Keep em on the playlist, Bill!

8


 ziggytrix wrote:

They're not talking about fundies, they're talking about full-blown culties.  Apparently one of the bandmembers spent a HUGE amount of time on the internet talking to and observing cult members, and the lyrics guy wrote this based on conversations they had, or something like that.

 
Thanks ziggy!

I find this band to have consistently good songwriting...nice to hear this on RP.

 sirdroseph wrote:
I have always looved this song! It is kinda slow, but if you give it a chance and listen to the lyrics it'll grow on ya!{#Yes}
 
Okay, was going to give it a 2, but I'll listen a couple more times before passing judgement...

"Moped Eyes" this is not.


 gatorade wrote:
Richie Furay-ish/? Am I hearing things?
 
Poco....Excatly !  Where the hell are they?

Richie Furay-ish/? Am I hearing things?
Freakin noise. Do yourselves a favour Furry, hire a composer.
 Tree_Hugger wrote:
Love the Furries!  This album is really great - headhphones are a must.  The lyrics to this song are fantastic and right on regarding the fundies.  And they're Welsh dudes.  Do they have relig-o-nuts in the UK?
 
They're not talking about fundies, they're talking about full-blown culties.  Apparently one of the bandmembers spent a HUGE amount of time on the internet talking to and observing cult members, and the lyrics guy wrote this based on conversations they had, or something like that.

Thanks! It's earned a spot on the late night long distance lonely road playlist.
Nice! A distribution like this means it has something going on in there. yup.
Beck-ish?
Love the Furries!  This album is really great - headhphones are a must.  The lyrics to this song are fantastic and right on regarding the fundies.  And they're Welsh dudes.  Do they have relig-o-nuts in the UK?
Solid 7.
 alph wrote:
Genuinely surprised by the low ratings for this one.
 

Ditto.  A very well crafted piece, I thought.
Genuinely surprised by the low ratings for this one.
Meh. Burp. Ugh.
I have always looved this song! It is kinda slow, but if you give it a chance and listen to the lyrics it'll grow on ya!{#Yes}
Oh.  Migod...!!!  {#Razz}
 AskAlice wrote:
Is that funny noise that's panning from left to right supposed to be there? It ruins a crappy song.
 
Ha, that was funny!


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ttburger3 wrote:
gotta love the distribution on the ratings. . .

Wide ranging ratings that are right on? Or left off?

Would love to hear some of their songs in Welsh.
Holy double dynamic slow down of the drooling dribblers . . . . ugh
MonkeyPod wrote:
Now that's a super furry animal I actually like...
Nice harmonies. 6
gotta love the distribution on the ratings. . .
Is that funny noise that's panning from left to right supposed to be there? It ruins a crappy song.
Sounds like the lead singer of Low
1/10
Cool, glad to hear this being played.
my cat is an Insane Super Furry Animal: (Animalus Insanous)Annie The Insane
Quite nice!
m9 wrote:
Wow, something about this song really sweeps me away. I love the buildup
yep, gettin' that, an' ok, laugh this is a first listen, but i do declare, i like it a lot
handyrae wrote:
My cat is a super furry animal.
As is my dog :) Actually she's a super, super furry animal!
Why do I now like this so much after not hearing it for a year or so?
Run, Forrest, run!
My cat is a super furry animal.
MinMan wrote:
Love that N.R.P.S. twang...
yeah, now that you brought my attention to it..
Irritatingly slow.