Run To You ~ Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams is a Canadian rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, bassist, producer, and photographer.  Adams was born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada to English parents. From his grandmother, he also inherited a Maltese ancestry. As Adams’ father was a diplomat, he grew up traveling around the world with his parents. Subsequently, most of his youth was spent growing up in his parents’ native England, Israel, Portugal, and Austria, and four years in Cascais, Portugal, situated close to Lisbon. In 1973, Adams’ family returned to Canada and settled in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Between the age of 14-15 Adams worked as a dishwasher to get enough money to buy a Fender guitar, and quit the job once he had it and he started auditioning as a guitarist while rehearsing his own band in his mother’s rented basement in Vancouver. Adams was elected to be the temporary singer until they found a proper singer, but they never found one. His auditioning landed him a few jobs, and he quit school to play nightclubs with bands like Shock and later with Sweeney Todd, who released If Wishes Were Horses with the fifteen year old Adams as lead singer.

In 1978, at the age of 18, Adams teamed up with Jim Vallance and sent a few demo recordings to A&M Records in Toronto. Not long afterwards he signed with them for the sum of one dollar. Some of the first demos written in 1978 have surfaced over the years, most notably “I’m Ready” (recorded for both the album Cuts Like a Knife and later his release for MTV Unplugged) and “Remember,” which was recorded on his first album. Both songs were covered by other artists even before his first album was released. Also recorded during this time was Adams’ first single, “Let Me Take You Dancing,” which made the Canadian RPM chart in March 1979 (the b-side was entitled “Don’t Turn Me Away”).

Run To You

Run to You” is a rock song written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance for Adams’ fourth studio album, Reckless.

After a tour in Asia, Adams started the recording for Reckless. The recording for “Run to You” started on March 27, 1984 at Little Mountain Sound, Vancouver, Canada and continued through the summer. It was mixed on September 21 in New York by Jim Vallance. The song was written on the January 10, 1983 and became the last song written for Reckless. Adams and Vallance started writing it for the group Blue Ã-yster Cult. BOC asked Adams to write for them, and he wrote “Run To You” after noodling around with the intro to their biggest hit: “Don’t Fear the Reaper”. But when he submitted it to the band they turned down the song, as did the band 38 Special. Bryan decided to record the song himself.


She says her love for me could never die
But that’d change if she ever found out about you and I

Oh – but her love is cold
Would it hurt her if she didn’t know, cause…

When it gets too much
I need to feel your touch

I’m gonna run to you
I’m gonna run to you
Cause when the feelings right I’m gonna run all night
I’m gonna run to you

She’s got a heart of gold she’d never let me down
But you’re the woman that always turns me on
You keep me coming round

I know her love is true
But it’s so damn easy making love to you

I got my mind made up
I need to feel your touch

I’m gonna run to you
Yeah – I’m gonna run to you
Cause when the feeling right I’m gonna stay all night

I’m gonna run to you
Yeah – I’m gonna run to you
Oh when the feeling right I’m gonna run all night
I’m gonna run to you

  • Audio from the 1984 album, Reckless:

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