"We Come Running" is the debut single by American indie pop band Youngblood Hawke. The song was written by Samuel Martin, Simon Katz, and Matt Squire, and was produced by Katz and Squire. It serves as the lead single from their debut studio album, Wake Up, and was also featured on their self-titled extended play. The song reached the top ten of the BillboardAlternative Songs chart in November 2012, peaking at number seven in December. The week of August 20, 2012, "We Come Running" was featured as the "Single of the Week!" by iTunes. The song contains vocals from Simone and the West Los Angeles Children's Choir.
"We Come Running" was met with positive reviews from critics. Rolling Stone said "the song's lush textures shimmer with positivity," also calling the track "energetic" and "triumphant." According to Robert Johnson of Houston Music Review, the song has "a ridiculously catchy hook", "deliciously radiant vibe" and "is the perfect mixture of organic and electronic sounds, with inspirational lyrics to boot." Anne Erickson of Audio Ink Radio called the song "a catchy, candy-coated piece of alternative pop."Paul Lester of The Guardian stated that "there are chanty choruses that will either make you want to hug your neighbour or gouge out your eardrums." Tom Howard of NME said, "...[the song] isn't exactly good...[but] whatever evil is in action here, it's working."