I saw her standing there
Tears upon her cheek told me something was wrong
I asked her what it was
She looked away and said my daddy’s home.
I knew what that meant
It meant that I could never see her again
I had seen this once before
I didn’t wanna deal with it anymore
Look away she said, as she turned to me
And when I tried to hold her, I couldn’t let her be
Let her be, Let her be
I said why, why do you make me cry
She said I love you so, Look away I don’t wanna know
I saw her standing there
Tears upon her cheek told me something’s wrong
I said what baby
she looked away and said my daddy’s home
Look away she said, and she turned to me
but darling, oh I loved her, couldn’t let her be
Let her be, Let her be
Look away, she said I love you so, Look Away.



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    General Comment:i listened to this song on repeat for 2 days in a row now, i love it.
    emoBABY407on June 11, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:this song. whoa. the way he sings " but god i , oh i love her" i just get chills whenever i hear it.
    fadedjadedon July 28, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:This song is about sacrifice. She's sacrificing her happiness for his sake. It seems to suggest she believes something terrible will happen if they stay together. nopt only to here, though. to him especially.
    wolfperson1on August 27, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:its about a guy who loves a girl but her dad wont let them be together. i looked too far into it before, but i realized its just a simple love song
    IHeartCoCaon April 08, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:I think it's a racial thing. The dad doesn't want her dating a black guy. Of course he has "seen this once before" because he's always been black. Also, "Look Away" evokes the chorus of "Dixie."
    DJacques75on June 11, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:In the case of this song, yes, it was probably a racial thing. However, it has wider applications than that. This song is about forbidden love of all kinds. It's about anyone who's ever loved anyone whose parents tried to get in the way of the relationship. It's about any love that was ever seen as "different" and that, if stuck with, could be dangerous for everyone involved.

    The relationship here is the anantithesis of hatred, but it clearly demonstrates the power and the reach of violent hatred.

    It's a horribly depressing song. I listened to it for a week straight and never got sick of it.
    wolfperson1on June 05, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:i doubt its a racial thing...you people look into some songs to deeply...all its about is her dad not wanting them to be together
    russianroulette93on April 11, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:i doubt its a racial thing...you people look into some songs to deeply...all its about is her dad not wanting them to be together
    russianroulette93on April 11, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:I don't know, I'm probably interpreting this way too much but it seems like it's a little deeper than racial issues that are pushing them apart. By her continuing to tell him to "look away" it seems like she's hurting herself and there's nothing he can do to stop her. I don't know how her saying "daddy's home" has anything to do with that, maybe she's crazy, I'm not sure. He says, "I don't want to deal with it anymore" and he can't "let her be." I'm probably analyzing too much but that was my first thought when I heard it.
    mkmooney91on March 09, 2010   Link
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    General Comment:Like everyone else I originally thought this song was about a racist Father who doesn't want his daughter with a Black male. But after listening (like a million times b/c I love this album) I started feeling like it was a little deeper. Like the father taking advantage of the daughter. I don't know maybe i'm reading too much into it. Still, great song.
    CDashon August 01, 2011   Link

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