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Whitney Houston Run To You Lyrics

Last updated: 10/30/2012 10:04:52 AM

I know that when you look at me
There's so much that you just don't see
But if you would only take the time
I know in my heart you'd find
A girl who's scared sometimes
Who isn't always strong
Can't you see the hurt in me?
I feel so all alone

I wanna run to you (oooh)
I wanna run to you (oooh)
Won't you hold me in your arms
And keep me safe from harm
I wanna run to you (oooh)
But if I come to you (oooh)
Tell me, will you stay or will you run away

Each day, each day I play the role
Of someone always in control
But at night I come home and turn the key
There's nobody there, no one cares for me
What's the sense of trying hard to find your dreams
Without someone to share it with
Tell me what does it mean?


I need you here
I need you here to wipe away my tears
To kiss away my fears
If you only knew how much...


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Format : CD single, cassette single, 7" single, 12" single
Label : Arista
Genre : Adult contemporary, pop, R&B
Length : 4:24
Producer : David Foster
Writer(s) : Jud Freidman, Allan Rich
Released : June 6, 1993
Recorded : 1991

"Run to You" is a song performed by Whitney Houston and is the fourth single released from The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album.

"Run to You" was written by Jud Friedman and Allan Rich. Originally intended to be a break-up song, it was approved by the production and stars. However, a month later, the director of The Bodyguard (Mick Jackson) called, saying he liked the song so much, but he'd rather have it to be a love song so the entire song was rewritten, except for the title.

All of the previous releases from The Bodyguard had been successes, landing in the top five. "Run to You" became a moderate hit, peaking at number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100. In the U.S., it spent six weeks inside the top 40, five of which were spent at the number 31 peak. Airplay and singles sales topped out at number 26 and 41, respectively. The single sales stalled at number 41 on the Hot 100 Singles Sales chart, most likely due to the fact its parent album, The Bodyguard, already was certified 8× platinum and nearing 9× platinum status quickly. Single sales were moderate because most consumers already owned the song by simply owning the album.

On other Billboard charts, the song was moderately well received. On the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, it reached a peak position of number 31. The song cracked the top 10 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart, peaking at number 10.

Internationally, it was not as well received, except in the UK, peaking at number 15.

"Run to You" and its soundtrack-mate "I Have Nothing" were nominated for a 1992 Academy Award for Best Original Song, but they lost to "A Whole New World" from Aladdin.

The music video for "Run to You" features scenes from The Bodyguard intercut with scenes of an angelic Houston running on clouds. From Wikipedia

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really touuchin | Reviewer: camoboy | 2/22/12

this song reall touched the lives of so many young people in_love. its really remindindin me of how i really want to run into d arms of someone i love so deeply. i love whitney, shes a brillant singer. i pray her soul rests in the the bossom of the lord as she joins the heavenly choir.

Run to YOU | Reviewer: Julie | 2/18/12

Run to You by Whitney, to ME, is much more powerful than most of her songs...It has true meaning and so much sentimentality and personality. It's most definitely the most superlative song she ever made...and my heart is with her today on her journey to heaven's gate and join the angel choir..Whitney is going to rock heaven's gate along with Michael..How nice heaven must sound right now... :)

this is a hit - no matter how dated! | Reviewer: Mona | 10/13/10

I am thankful to the Lord for allowing Whitney to turn her life around. This song has so much meaning on so many levels. It touches hearts both young and old. I'm sitting here listening to it over and over and this piece is simply put - superlative!

i run to you | Reviewer: denise | 8/13/09

this is a appropriate song for whitney she has the revelation that it is
God that can help her when all else has failed . it is absolutely great
and im proud to have her back in the music industry, she is so talented and gifted by the Lord

embrace the loved ones you have =) | Reviewer: DeAnna | 3/23/09

This song is amazing in every aspect of the word. I have sang many of whitney houstons songs at school talent shows and this will be the next song to cross off the list.. when i sing this song i feel completely engulfed in emotion and with every high note i hit i feel wmpowered with the lyrics i am sining... i give whitney much respect and hope she can pick herself back up =] we know you can do it girl!!!

amazing | Reviewer: Chris | 7/31/08

i absolutely adore this song. it has so much meaning behind the words, and is so relatable. i also love i will always love you, and LOVE i have nothing, but i think this song touches me more, because it describes EXACTLY how i feel about someone right now.

i have to say, it does leave me deppressed but the lyrics are backed up by as usual, amazingly perfect vocals by miss houston

great song to sing to or deicate to a special person | Reviewer: Tammy Adams | 1/8/05

i love to sing this song because she makes a very good statement in it if u want to let someone know if u cam to them would u turn them away.