Batch 2, Track 3 – Running Away

Last modified: ‎Sunday, ‎11 ‎January, ‎2009, ‏‎5:02:34 AM.

Keeping in line with the idea of utilizing a single item as a point of reference or influence for the tracks of Batch 2, ‘Running Away’ was based on the 2007 drama fantasy film Bridge to Terabithia, specifically the scenes in which lead characters Jesse and Leslie are running away from a giant tree troll they encountered (or rather, imagined to have encountered) in the woods before being humorously saved by Leslie’s new pet dog / troll hunter, Prince Terrien. The track’s arrangement is an attempt at reinterpreting the aforementioned sequence of events into the context of your typical verse-chorus-verse-chorus form, and it is probably the closest reinterpretation of the original material emotionally as opposed to the previous two tracks. Amusingly, a friend of mine once remarked that the off-sounding shift in key from the verse section to the chorus section really lived up to the track’s name; ‘off-key’ is often referred to in Malay as ‘lari key’, with ‘lari’ being the Malay word for ‘run’.

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