I walk along the avenue
I never thought I'd meet a girl like you
Meet a girl like you

With auburn hair and tawny eyes
The kind of eyes that hypnotize me through
Hypnotize me through

And I ran
I ran so far away
I just ran
I ran all night and day
I couldn't get away

A cloud appears above your head
A beam of light comes shining down on you
Shining down on you

The cloud is moving nearer still
Aurora Borealis comes in view
Aurora comes in view

And I ran
I ran so far away
I just ran
I ran all night and day
I couldn't get away

Reached out a hand to touch your face
You're slowly disappearing from my view
'Pearing from my view

Reached out a hand to try again
I'm floating in a beam of light with you
Beam of light with you

And I ran
I ran so far away
I just ran
I ran all night and day

And I ran
I ran so far away
I just ran
I couldn't get away

And I ran
I ran so far away
I just ran
I ran all night and day

And I ran


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I Ran (So Far Away) Lyrics as written by Francis Maudsley Alistair Michael Score

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  • +10
    General Comment

    you guys are pathetic. this song is about being afraid of love. he meets a woman that fits his dream and he bolts.

    "A cloud appears above your head. A beam of light comes shining down on you. "

    sounds like an angel of some kind to me. Also, the mention of Aurora borealis (aka the northern lights) is parralleling beauty

    LoganSmithon March 03, 2005   Link
  • +7
    My Interpretation

    Is it possible there could be a double meaning? On the surface, it's about abduction, but it's really about how someone can abduct you emotionally when you fall in love, like steal your heart and it's scary.

    acirvinon May 06, 2015   Link
  • +6
    My Interpretation

    The song is about a person's feelings of love and desire, and how they are trying to escape from reality to be with the person they love.

    The lyrics mention the protagonist walking along the avenue and encountering a girl who has a captivating effect on him. He then describes how a cloud appears above her head, a beam of light comes shining down on her, and the cloud begins to move nearer. This can be interpreted as the protagonist feeling drawn to the girl, and having a desire to be close to her.

    The chorus of the song repeats the phrase "And I ran, I ran so far away" which can be interpreted as the protagonist trying to escape from the reality and seeking a place where he and the girl can be together. He says that he ran all night and day, but couldn't get away, which may suggest that his feelings for the girl and the desire to be with her are so strong that he cannot escape them.

    The last part of the song mentions the protagonist reaching out a hand to touch the girl's face, only to see her slowly disappearing from his view. He then tries again and finds himself floating in a beam of light with the girl, which can be interpreted as a moment of pure happiness and connection with her.

    Zenarcheron February 08, 2023   Link
  • +4
    Song Meaning

    This song, and the entire album is about alien abduction. If you look up the album art for the vinyl copy of the single "I ran", you will see a closeup of a man's sunglasses with UFO's in the reflection. The strange women in the video are ALIENS....RUN!!! RUUUUUNNNNNNN!!!!!!

    cowninjaon January 10, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    Step 1) Watch music video. Step 2) Listen to entire album & watch their videos.

    I shit you not....The entire album is about UFO sightings & alien abduction. It was probably meant as a joke, inspired by E.T., or they just really wanted a theme/gimmick.

    likalarukuon July 26, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    hah, i too saw the one hit wonders thing.... it inspired me to dl it.... i think im gonna get a flock of seagulls haircut and BRING BACK THE EIGHTIES!!! MWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    peopleterrifymeon August 17, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    i just have to say this, maybe im the only dork who cares but they had a lot of other good songs. even a few minor hits, they are so underrated.

    poohblueskyon July 04, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I love the song. Is it possible the lyrics have some deep meaning or is it just some dude runnning?

    usa-1on April 17, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Its funny how you ALL got it wrong. The song is about alien abduction.

    cjvercettion February 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Oh, for pete's sake, of course this song is about alien abduction. The name of the band, "A Flock of Seagulls" is from some quote on being abducted, the authorities scoff at the report, saying the victim saw a flock, not a UFO. the beam of light from a "cloud" is the girl getting abducted, but the singer, at first terrified (and running), but in the end in love, reaches out to touch her, and floats in the beam with her, getting abducted too.

    chunkstyleon March 22, 2007   Link

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