Look Away

Big Country

About Look Away

"Look Away" is a song by Scottish rock band Big Country. It was released in April 1986 as the lead single from their third studio album, The Seer. It gave the group their fourth UK top 10 hit, and proved to be their highest charting single in the UK Singles Chart, peaking at No. 7."Look Away" was an even bigger success in Ireland, topping the Irish Singles Chart for one week, and becoming the band's only number one single on either side of the Irish Sea.


Year:
2005
17 
#2

 Struggling with Look Away? Become a better singer in 30 days with these videos!

This time we run, this time we hide
This time we draw on all the fire we have inside
We need some time to find a place
Where I can wipe away the madness from your face
Our name is out, our name is known
Our name is everywhere but who knows where we've flown
I never meant to kill a man
But I will show you how to live like no one can
So look away, look away
Hide your eyes from the land where I lie cold
Look away, look away
From the lies in the stories that were told
Look away, look away
From the love that I hide way down deep in my soul
I met you wild in a snowed up town
Where I was waiting tied and bound to be sent down
Then I broke loose, you weren't around
So I raised banks and trains until I tracked you down
Now look away, look away
Hide your eyes from the land where I lie cold
Look away, look away
From the lies in the stories that were told
Look away, look away
From the love that I hide way down deep in my soul
You followed me when I said no
You lay with me when there was nowhere safe to go
We made some friends but now it's done
I always knew that we would never find the sun
So look away, look away
Hide your eyes from the land where I lie cold
Look away, look away
From the lies in the stories that were told
Look away, look away
From the love that I hide way down deep in my soul
So look away, look away
Hide your eyes from the land where I lie cold
Look away, look away
From the lies in the stories that were told
Look away, look away
From the love that I hide way down deep in my soul

 The easy, fast & fun way to learn how to sing: 30DaySinger.com


Big Country

Big Country is an internationally-renowned Scottish rock band formed in Dunfermline, Fife in 1981. more »

2 fans

Written by: S. ADAMSON

Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind


10 facts about this song

Release Details
"Look Away" is a song by Scottish rock band Big Country. It was released in 1986 and quickly became the band's highest charting single in the UK.
Music Genre
The song integrates elements of alternative rock, Celtic rock, new wave, and post-punk—genres that Big Country was known for encapsulating in its music.
Album Appearance
"Look Away" is part of the album titled "The Seer". Interestingly, the band's lead vocalist and guitarist, Stuart Adamson, described the album as the record he was most proud of.
Chart Position
The song became a big hit for the band, reaching number 7 in the UK Singles Chart in April 1986, making it Big Country's highest charting UK single.
Song Duration
The track runs for approximately four minutes and twenty-five seconds, just slightly longer than the average pop song length.
Music Video
The music video for "Look Away" was filmed at a western ghost town, featuring the members of Big Country playing their instruments in a dusty old desert town.
Lyrics Theme
The song's lyrics describe a disaster-stricken romance story, with a protagonist who decides to "look away" from the heartbreaking reality.
Personal Story
The song's composer Stuart Adamson said in interviews that he often wrote songs inspired by his own life and personal experiences.
Band Members Performance
Band members Stuart Adamson, Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, and Bruce Watson were all part of the recording process. Their collective musicianship is on display in "Look Away."
Legacy and Impact
Although "Look Away" was a big hit, Big Country was never able to top the success they achieved with this single, even though they continued to produce music for many years. Despite their lack of mainstream success, they amassed a dedicated fan base.

Discuss the Look Away Lyrics with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Look Away Lyrics." Lyrics.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 19 Apr. 2024. <https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/10452956/Big+Country/Look+Away>.

    Missing lyrics by Big Country?

    Know any other songs by Big Country? Don't keep it to yourself!

    Watch the song video

    Look Away

    266.8K
    1,446     61

    Browse Lyrics.com

    Quiz

    Are you a music master?

    »
    Rockstar David Howell Evans is better known by what name?
    A The Verge
    B The Purge
    C The Serge
    D The Edge

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant explanation for any lyrics that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Don't miss Big Country's

    Upcoming Events

    »
    • Fri • Apr 26 • 7:00 PM
      O2 Academy Leicester, Leicester
    • Sat • Apr 27 • 7:00 PM
      Bath Forum, Bath
    • Sat • May 04 • 5:45 PM
      Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
    • Sat • May 11 • 5:45 PM
      EverBank Stadium , Jacksonville, FL
    • Sat • May 25 • 5:45 PM
      ISU Cyclones - MidAmerican Energy Field at Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA
    Big Country tracks

    On Radio Right Now

    Loading...

    Powered by OnRad.io


    Think you know music? Test your MusicIQ here!

    Movies soundtrack

    Look Away

    »