I Ran (So Far Away)

Album: A Flock Of Seagulls (1982)
Charted: 43 9
  • I walked 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;
    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.
    I couldn't get away. Writer/s: Alistair Michael Score, Francis Maudsley, Michael Score, Paul E Reynolds
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 19

  • John DoeWhat are the name of the models in the video?
  • John from Socal"The video shows the lead singer Mike Score sporting a distinctive hairstyle resembling a seagull in flight..."

    Unless I'm wrong this video *doesn't* show that iconic hairstyle, but the more mundane 'Big 80s Hair.' I think the book by Lori Majewski and Jonathan Bernstein tells a story that the better-known style came about while they were all crowding in front of a small mirror prior to a show. Someone (Frank?) tried to push Mike out of the way and pushed his hair down. He'd just sprayed it with a lot of hairspray, and it stuck -- and he went with it.
  • Rico from The MoonThe song's simplistic keyboard line is referenced in the film "La La Land". The female lead requests that the male lead (an accomplished Jazz piano player) perform the song in public at a party.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 4th 1982, "I Ran (So Far Away)" by Flock of Seagulls entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #86; and on October 17th it peaked at #9 (for 2 weeks) and spent 22 weeks on the Top 100...
    And on August 2nd, 1977 it reached #1 (for 2 weeks) on the Australian Kent Music Report chart...
    The group had two other Top 100 records; "Space Age Love Song" (peaked at #30) and "Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)" (reached #26).
  • Doug from Ontario, OnThis is NOT the Vice City theme song, though it was used heavily in advertisments for the game, and certainly reminds me alot of it. Vice City had it's own original theme.
  • David from Syracuse, NyLove this song, listen to it on a good set of headphones, and you will appreciate it even more.
  • Claude from Kingston, MaI've never heard anyone talk about the guitar in this song. The little riffs between the lines are really well done.
  • Lisa from Nyc, Cahow exactly is this about witchcraftt? Somebody please explain why this is listed in the witchcraft section
  • Lester from New York City, NyI have never really been sure why, but this song reminds me of Psychotic Reaction
  • Vince from Salisbury, MdThis song has one of the sickest basslines ever.
  • Michael from San Diego, CaI really liked the VH-1 "Bands Reunited" episode where they got the band back together, and played this song with the two fueding Score brothers making nice and their Mom watching the performance with absolute glee.
  • Jeff from Nashville, TnThis song didn't win a Grammy, Jeff. It was the song "DNA" that won for best rock instrumental.
  • Jill from Decatur, GaLead Singer Mike Score has said on VH1 that he hates playing this song.
  • Ed from Incognito, IlThis song is so cheesey, that it has become cool.
  • Jeff from Liverpool, Englandthis song won a grammy award in the us in 1983
  • Mike from Hueytown , AlGreat Song. The video is hilarious. Those old cheap cheesy videos are classic.
  • Darrell from Williamsburg, KyAwesome drum roll!
  • Ave from Philadelphia, PaAurora Borealis is another name for the Northern Lights. Aurora is the Roman goddess of the dawn, and Boreas is Greek for "North Wind".
  • Chris from Charleston, ScMany people have joked about the way Mike Score was playing keyboard in the video. There are some inconsistencies with the video and how the song was actually played.
    The keyboard we see in the video is a Roland SH-09 synthesizer. At some points, Score is seen playing chords (more than one key pressed) on the keyboard, when the SH-09 is monophonic (only one key can be played at a time). The RS-09 was not used on this track, despite being in the video. The playing style is just for show.
    The ridiculous one-finger theatrics that can be seen for most of the video are of course also just for show, but he appears to be pressing some of the correct note(s).
    The gear Mike Score used in reality were a Korg MS-10 and a Korg Delta. The MS-10 (monophonic) was used for the low, droning sounds in the background, and the Delta was used for the higher, string-like sounds that are heard near the beginning of the song.
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