This song is about how we seem to always tend to stray our own way as Christians. When everything starts getting to you and you 'can't get out of bed', there is always One who will get you through. Sometimes we need that extra help to just get through another day and we need to lean on Christ. That's when we come 'Running' back to Jesus.
The music for the song was inspired by part of an old Tempered Steel song. My old buddy Don had a little riff that we had made into a song called 'Night Fighter'. I took that riff and reinvented it into the main part of 'Running' and added a different chorus pattern and a bridge. Court found John Folgerty not guilty of plagiarizing himself, so it must be OK, right?