"Don't Look Back" as written by and T. Scholz....
Don't look back
A new day is breakin'
It's been too long since I felt this way
I don't mind where I get taken
The road is callin'
Today is the day

I can see
It took so long to realize
I'm much too strong
Not to compromise
Now I see what I am is holding me down
I'll turn it around

I finally see the dawn arrivin'
I see beyond the road I'm drivin'
Far away and left behind

It's a new horizon and I'm awakin' now
Oh I see myself in a brand new way
The sun is shinin'
The clouds are breakin'
Cause I can't lose now, there's no game to play

I can tell
There's no more time left to criticize
I've seen what I could not recognize
Everything in my life was leading me on
But I can be strong

I finally see the dawn arrivin'
I see beyond the road I'm drivin'
Far away and left behind


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"Don't Look Back" as written by Donald T. Scholz

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  • +3
    General CommentBest Boston song by far. Everything fits so perfectly, the energy created is amazing.
    Runningace18on January 05, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI love Boston and this one of my favorite songs. Like most Boston songs, the meaning of the lyrics is straightforward. Be the person you can be, were intended to be, today. Don't be held back by previous successes or failures. Focusing on the past blinds you from the present and impedes your vision of the future.

    Boston has affected me profoundly over the years. I can only describe their music as a spiritual rising. The lyrics, Tom's warm guitar tone and Brad's amazing voice have elevated me during the most difficult times in my life.

    Tom Scholz is notorious for taking the better part of a decade to record each album. I was born in '74 and the first Boston album I remember coming out was "Third Stage" in 1986. My best friend was the first person I knew who had a CD player and I remember sitting in his room, listening to this album over and over. When I was 14, I could sing along and hit all the high notes in Hollyann! Alas, by the time I got to college, I could not longer impersonate a soprano, but my friends and I spent many an hour in the dorm, listening to Brad's majestic voice on Boston's debut album, desperately trying to keep up with this lyrical virtuoso.

    I can honestly say I spent years hoping for the next Boston album just to get another glimpse of Brad's voice. When "Walk On" came out in 1994, I bought it immediately, went straight home to listen to it, and was disappointed when I realized the voice I was hearing was NOT the Voice of Boston. Fran Cosmo, who sang the leads, is a wonderful singer and he sounded great, but Brad was nonpareil.

    I waited eight more years and picked up "Corporate America." Unfortunately, Brad only sang lead vocals on three of those songs, and the rest of the songs on the album sound so little like Boston's previous works that you would never guess it was a Boston album if you listened to it for the first time blindfolded. Of course, Brad died about 5 years later so I've given up the dream of another Boston album with his voice. The one true outstanding piece on the album is "I Had a Good Time."

    Their latest release, "Life, Love and Hope," hasn't done much for me. Bummer.
    phantomlawon September 25, 2015   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI know that to a lot of you it's about driving and escape, but i think it's more deep than that. I think its about an emotional journey one must take in life.
    I think its about a guy moving on and realizing that the person that's holding him back(an ex girlfriend or someone he likes whom he is waiting for to change their mind) is holding him back and the hope that he can get with the girl is what is holding him back. He realizes that he's far too strong and that he must get over her in order to live life.
    saabioon April 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfrom what i've read, the songs telling you that if you leave what's holding you back and take the road out, you'll see what's on the other side, opportunites, etc.

    an example would be you leaving your hometown, searching for something else. once you get over that horizon you can see a new opportunity.

    or maybe i'm just dumb.
    mbrooksayon December 19, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOk, i think this song is about, like everyone else said, about looking into the future and not by staying in the past...

    Boston did a great job with this song, just like he others... All the Boston songs are great!!!
    black_fire_rainon March 17, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningFirst of all, great tune - one of my faves by Boston. To me, this song is about letting go of our past, our emotional baggage & everything that weighs us down & looking to the future with hope.
    "It's a new horizon and I'm awakin' now/ Oh I see myself in a brand new way/ The sun is shinin' the clouds are breakin'/ 'Cause I can't lose now, there's no game to play"
    And the chorus:
    "I finally see the dawn arrivin'/ I see beyond the road I'm drivin'/ Far away and left behind"
    These lines, in particular really speak to me since my separation & divorce. I had to learn to let go & move on. I think everyone at some point has had to let go of something/someone & move on. So, "Don't look back", like the song says.
    rockinazon September 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about someone who is finally looking into the future rather then living day by day and just skating through life. Also he or her realizes that looking into the future more often is what stunted him or her as a person as shown through the chorus.
    Raefanon August 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat a brilliant production sound - awesome
    nagromnaion January 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis was the first Boston tape I ever bought while on a car trip to Lake Tahoe. The lyrics and theme of the song about not looking back and seeing the road ahead fit well with the long car ride.
    DarkPooon May 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest. Boston song. Ever.
    Major Valoron October 24, 2006   Link

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