"I Ran (So Far Away)" as written by Michael Score, Francis Reynolds Maudsley, Paul Reynolds and Alistair M. Score....
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
You 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
Disappearing from my view

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

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

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  • +8
    General Commentyou 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
  • +5
    My InterpretationIs 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
  • +3
    Song MeaningThis 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 09, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentStep 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
  • +1
    General Commenthah, 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
  • +1
    General CommentI 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 CommentIts funny how you ALL got it wrong. The song is about alien abduction.
    cjvercettion February 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentcjvercetti is correct

    The song is about alien abduction. Infact, the whole flock of seagulls album is a concept album that revoloves around space and ufo.
    mysterytoniteon June 07, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song was done in the 1980s. To me, it's clearly about being with someone you care about and getting nuked. People are talking about aliens and crap, but pay attention to the lyrics, even discusses ICBMs going into orbit, people disintegrating, huge nuclear clouds. After, supposed alien beams hold you still, you can't run. Nukes you can run from, but you can not get away, you just die tired.
    TheCyndicateon August 23, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDang can't believe no one has commented on this great classic hit. I was just watching vh1's one hit wonders and low and behold it made it to the list, no big surprise.
    DiscoEveon August 07, 2002   Link

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