"On The Loose" as written by Michael Anthony Sadler, Ian Stevenson Crichton, Jim Crichton, James Gilmour and Stephen William Negus....
One day you feel quite stable
The next you're comin' off the wall
But I think you should warn me
If you start heading for a fall
I see the problem start
I watch the tension grow
I see you keeping it to yourself
And then instead of reaching conclusions
I see you reaching for something else

No one can stop you now
Tonight you're on the loose
No one to tell you how
Tonight you're on the loose
No one can stop you now
Tonight you're on the loose
No one to tell you how
Tonight you're on the loose

I see no harm or danger in escaping
If the method suits the style
We put the mind on idle
And let the others take it for awhile
When the pace is too fast
And I think I won't last
You know where I'll be found
I'll be standing here beside myself
Getting ready for the final round

No one can stop me now
Tonight I'm on the loose
No one to tell me how
Tonight I'm on the loose
No one can stop me now
Tonight I'm on the loose
No one to tell me how
Tonight I'm on the loose

The time we feel most stable
Is the time we're comin' off the wall
And there's every indication
We may be heading for a fall
So let the problems start
And let the tension grow
We'll be keeping it to ourselves
And while they're busy reaching their conclusions
We'll be reaching for something else

No one can stop us now
Tonight we're on the loose
No one to tell us how
Tonight we're on the loose
No one can stop us now
Tonight we're on the loose
No one to tell us how
Tonight we're on the loose


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"On the Loose" as written by James Crichton Ian Crichton

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    General CommentHas anyone ever told you you're stupid, og tool? Maybe that's why your username has the word "tool" in it.

    This is, by a long shot, not the best SAGA song written--however, it came out during one of their more poppy phases, and it did all right on the singles chart. Man, I gotta submit some more lyrics for these guys...

    This seems to be about someone (or some people) who finally have had it with things and pick a night to escape and break free--not sure what they're breaking free from, though.
    pretzellogic91on May 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is about not being able to break free and escaping into vises and addictions.
    pirate87on February 02, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this is a song about becoming an adult. The young person is celebrating an 18th or 21st birthday, and as if that night, they are considered old enough not to need someone running their lives or telling them what to do or how to do it
    CuteSparkinaon April 04, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThe narrator is telling someone (the listener) that sometimes just when you feel you have it the most together it's when you're ready to lose it. If that's the case they see nothing wrong with escaping-in this case the song seems to be talking about drugs but it can be getting away from it all or losing yourself in sex. It's your typical 'let's blow the world off for awhile and lose ourselves in pleasure' kind of rock song.
    zidderson March 12, 2016   Link

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