"Undun" as written by and Bachman....
She's come undun
She didn't know what she was headed for
And when I found what she was headed for
It was too late

She's come undun
She found a mountain that was far too high
And when she found out she couldn't fly
It was too late

It's too late
She's gone too far
She's lost the sun

She's come undun
She wanted truth but all she got was lies
Came the time to realize
And it was too late

She's come undun
She didn't know what she was headed for
And when I found what she was headed for
Mama, it was too late

It's too late
She's gone too far
She's lost the sun
She's come undun

Too many mountains, and not enough stairs to climb
Too many churches and not enough truth
Too many people and not enough eyes to see
Too many lives to lead and not enough time

It's too late
She's gone too far
She's lost the sun

She's come undun

It's too late
She's gone too far
She's lost the sun

She's come undun
She didn't know what she was headed for
And when I found what she was headed for
It was too late

She's come undun
She found a mountain that was far too high
And when she found out she couldn't fly
Mama, it was too late

It's too late
She's gone too far
She's lost the sun

She's come undun
No, no, no, no, no, no, no


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"Undun" as written by Randy Bachman

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    General CommentI read somewhere that this was about a bad acid trip
    dontkillwhiteyon May 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn my own way, I thought it was about a superstar film or stage actress - Too many people and not enough eyes to see (her pain), to many churches, but not enough truth, (places that promise answers and help, but no). She found a mountain that was far too high...she couldn't fly (she found fame but couldn't handle it) Too many lives to lead (her own and the lives she's expected to front). Too many mountains and not enough stairs...(too many expectations but with short comings). That's my .02 cents.
    hillflyeron July 03, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can't believe no one's commented on this song...this song is completely awesome a perfect love song:D...all about break ups
    dwfp99on February 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA man, possibly a brother or a cousin or a platonic friend, is sad because he warned his sister or cousin or friend that the man she had the sparks for was bad news, and she wouldn't listen, and now the lady has a broken heart and possibly a messed-up life
    CuteSparkinaon May 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti cant believe there's only two comments on this song! its awesome! the flute solo is the best part
    heyjude55on April 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe guess who is entirely underrated, they have written great stuff that has gone unoticed
    psychedelic_toaston June 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentummm ...it's spelled UNDONE.......duh
    redfox07on October 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo, it's spelled Undun. DUH.

    Who knows what it means? Burton Cummings plays the flute brilliantly, and he has repeatedly stated "this is the best song that Randy Bachman ever wrote. I was privileged to sing it." So Randy wrote the ballads? No wonder the Guess Who started floundering when he left/was fired.

    There is an awesome version on Youtube.
    donutbanditon October 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have heard this song many times - love it by the way - but I had never thought much about it. I was listening to it recently, and in particular, the lines:

    "She found a mountain that was far too high,
    And when she found out she couldn’t fly,
    It was too late."

    After hearing those lines again, I immediately thought of suicide. The notion of an individual heading down this dark, lonely path is reflected in the line "it was too late," with death being the end. No chance left to save "her."
    clancaston September 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI have thought for years that this was a song sung to the mother of a girl who leaps to her death. The song is sung in the character of the girls brother, who is seeking forgiveness from the mother, for having failed in his duties as protector of the sister, as he shares his anguish at her loss. The family in question is very religious and the "sun" she has lost, is actually the Jesus figure, the "son" of God. The break with the references to too many churches and not enough truth, was what led me to those associations. Years later finding out about Backman's being raised in a devout Mormon home, tended to confirm what I had thought. He was certainly not above including religious ideas into his pop songs. Ask any Mormon about the "Share The Land" lyrics. A great jazzy rock song, that swings and features one of the few scat singing appearances in rock/pop. I always wondered what Blood, Sweat and Tears could have done with this song, it seems to call out for a nice horn arrangement.
    tubeornot2bon September 15, 2012   Link

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