"Run for Your Life" is a song recorded by The Beatles for their 1965 album Rubber Soul. The song, while credited to "Lennon/McCartney", was primarily a John Lennon composition.
The song lyrics establish a threatening tone towards the singer's unnamed girlfriend (referred to throughout the song as "little girl"), claiming "I'd rather see you dead, little girl, than to be with another man". That line was taken from the Elvis Presley song "Baby, Let's Play House" written by Arthur Gunter. Lennon designated this song his "least favourite Beatles song" in a 1973 interview, and later said it was the song he most regretted writing. He also stated that this song was one of George Harrison's favourite songs on Rubber Soul at that time despite Lennon's dislike of it.