Don't Turn Your Back

Album: Fire Of Unknown Origin (1981)

Songfacts®:

  • Dangers are lurking all around. If you turn your back, there's no telling what might get you.

    This foreboding song is an album cut from Fire Of Unknown Origin, which contains the Blue Öyster Cult hit "Burnin' For You." It was written by group members Buck Dharma, Albert Bouchard and Allen Lanier, with Dharma taking lead vocals. In a Songfacts interview, Dharma named it the best hidden gem in the BÖC catalog.
  • This was written for the 1981 animated film Heavy Metal, but a different Blue Öyster Cult song, "Veteran Of The Psychic Wars," was chosen instead.

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