Where Are We Runnin'?

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"Where Are We Runnin'?"
Lenny Running?.jpg
Single by Lenny Kravitz
from the album Baptism
B-side "Uncharted Terrain",
"Destiny"
Released April 10, 2004
Format CD single
Genre Hard rock
Length 2:41
Label Virgin America
Writer(s) Lenny Kravitz
Craig Ross
Producer(s) Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz singles chronology
"Yesterday Is Gone (My Dear Kay)"
(2002)
"Where Are We Runnin'?"
(2004)
"California"
(2004)
Baptism track listing
"Sistamamalover"
(6)
"Where Are We Runnin'?"
(7)
"Baptized"
(8)
DVD single
The DVD single release cover of "Where Are We Runnin'?"
The DVD single release cover of "Where Are We Runnin'?"

"Where Are We Runnin'?" is the lead single produced, written, arranged and performed by Lenny Kravitz from his album Baptism, released on April 10, 2004. The lyrics were written by Kravitz, and the music also by Kravitz in collaboration with Craig Ross.

The song is playable on the 2009 music video game Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits.

Where Are We Runnin'? is used in the opening credits for the German TV series Heldt.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Where Are We Runnin'?"
  2. "Uncharted Terrain"
  3. "Destiny"
  • american version
  1. "Where Are We Runnin'?"
  2. "Uncharted Terrain"

Composition[edit]

"Where Are We Runnin'?" is an uptempo rock song. Kravitz wrote the song inspired by contemporary rock musicians' lives, describing them as busy and worried.

Personnel[edit]

  • Vocals, Electric Guitar Solo and Bass by Lenny Kravitz
  • Drums, Electric Guitar and Tambourine by Craig Ross
  • Piano by Henry Hirsch

Chart performance[edit]

The song peaked at #69 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, Kravitz's first appearance on that chart since 2001's "Dig In". It also peaked at #30 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and #40 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Where Are We Runnin'?" was directed by Philip Andelman and Lenny Kravitz. Kravitz portrays an amplified version of himself as he wakes up in a hotel room surrounded by nude women and empty bottles of alcohol. Once awoken, he is taken by his team out of the hotel and to the airport via limousine. Inside a private jet, Kravitz, his band and additional women are shown engaging in varying levels of debauchery as they eat, drink and make love. At the concert venue, a fight breaks out in the dressing room and Kravitz passes out from exhaustion and drug use. He is taken care of on the spot by paramedics. On stage, Kravitz and his band deliver an electrifying performance of the final chorus before retreating to the dressing room. Against the sound of filtered radio interference, Kravitz walks for a full minute in a single shot from the stage back to the dressing room, where he collapses in a chair from exhaustion and the chemicals rushing through his system.

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