"Before They Make Me Run" is a song by the English rock band The Rolling Stones, featured on their 1978 album Some Girls.
Written by guitarist Keith Richards, the song is a response to his arrest for heroin possession in Toronto in February 1977. The criminal charges and prospect of a prison sentence loomed over the Some Girls recording sessions and endangered the future of the Rolling Stones.
In the lyrics Richards…
Worked the bars and sideshows along the twilight zone
Only a crowd can make you feel so alone and it really hit home
Booze and pills and powders, you can choose your medicine
Well here's another goodbye to another good friend