"Look Away" as written by and Randle Chowning....
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

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
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

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 catch the sun

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"Look Away" as written by Stuart Adamson


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    Song MeaningThis song is based on the outlaw Harry Tracy. The first part of the song is about being on the run from the law. Harry Tracy killed 11 or more men and eventually committed suicide to avoid being done in by the authorities. "I never meant to kill a man" alludes to how Harry was playing cards with a man when a fight over cheating broke out, and the other man's gun discharged, and hit him, killing him. Harry protested his innocence in the silent film I watched on the topic called "Tracy The Outlaw". "Look away, look away From the lies in the stories that were told" alludes to the stories that were written in the press at the time that were untrue such as him raping, and killing his school house teacher as a child. "Look away, look away From the love that I hide way down deep in my soul" alludes to his wife who was the sister of fellow outlaw David Merrill. He escaped from prison to track her down. He knew he was an outlaw, and was never going to be allowed to live happy with his love. All of this of course was very relatable to Stuart Adamson. He didn't like touring life, or the business side of music. He also had to deal with press that was not often favorable to him. He wanted to be with his family, but knew that he could not. His first marriage ended in divorce, and surely he felt his music career was a big part of his family not being successful in this regard. He went missing on the day that his second wife filed for divorce. He ultimately chose to end his life the same way that Harry Tracy did - suicide.
    sleevemeisteron December 28, 2016   Link

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