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I Ran
A Flock of Seagulls Lyrics


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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

Overall Meaning

"I Ran" by A Flock of Seagulls is a new wave/synth-pop song that was released in 1982. The song is a story about a man who meets a girl with "auburn hair and tawny eyes," who he finds captivating, and he ends up running away from her. The first verse describes the man walking down the street, never thinking that he would meet someone like her. He is drawn in by her looks, specifically, her "kind of eyes that hypnotize [him] through."


The chorus of the song is where the man describes running away from her, perhaps because he was intimidated or felt unworthy of her presence. He mentions running "all night and day" without being able to escape from her memory. In the second verse, the cloud appears, and a beam of light shines down on the girl. The guy describes the Aurora Borealis coming into view, which could be interpreted as a metaphor for the girl being otherworldly or out of his league.


In the final verse, the guy reaches out to touch the girl, but she slowly disappears from his view. He tries again, but he finds himself floating in a beam of light with her, which could be interpreted as a metaphor for him being enamored with her but not quite understanding her. He repeats the chorus several more times, emphasizing his running away from her and being unable to escape his feelings for her.


Overall, "I Ran" by A Flock of Seagulls is a song about a man who meets a girl who he finds intimidating, and he cannot get away from the feelings she inspires in him. The song is driven by an uptempo beat and features synthesizers that were popular in the new wave genre.


Line by Line Meaning

I walk along the avenue
I am strolling on the street


I never thought I'd meet a girl like you
I didn't expect to encounter someone like you


Meet a girl like you
Find someone special like you


With auburn hair and tawny eyes
You have beautiful reddish hair and golden-brown eyes


The kind of eyes that hypnotize me through
Your mesmerizing gaze captivates me


And I ran
I started running away


I ran so far away
I kept running for a long time


I just ran
I only did one thing: run


I ran all night and day
I spent the whole night and day running


I couldn't get away
I failed to escape


A cloud appears above your head
A mass of water droplets forms over your head


A beam of light comes shining down on you
A ray of light illuminates you from above


Shining down on you
Radiating brilliance onto you


The cloud is moving nearer still
The cloud is approaching closer


Aurora Borealis comes in view
The Northern Lights are visible


Aurora comes in view
The Northern Lights are seen


Reached out a hand to touch your face
Extended my arm to caress your cheek


You're slowly disappearing from my view
You are gradually vanishing from my sight


'Pearing from my view
Fading away from my sight


Reached out a hand to try again
Tried to touch you again


I'm floating in a beam of light with you
I am levitating while being carried by a ray of light along with you




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Alistair Michael Score, Francis Maudsley, Michael Score, Paul E Reynolds

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Philip Kassabian

A great Flock of Seagulls song.

Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Frank Cotri

Camino por la avenida
Nunca pensé que conocería a una chica como tú
Conocer a una chica como tú

Con pelo castaño y ojos almendrados
El tipo de ojos que me hipnotizan
Me hipnotizan

Y corrí
Huí tan lejos
Acabo de correr
Corrí toda la noche y el día
No pude escapar

Una nube aparece sobre tu cabeza
Un rayo de luz viene brillando sobre ti
Brillando sobre ti

La nube se está acercando aún más
Una aurora boreal aparece a la vista
Una aurora aparece

Y corrí
Huí tan lejos
Acabo de correr
Corrí toda la noche y el día
No pude escapar

Extendí la mano para tocarte la cara
Lentamente desapareces de mi vista
Aparecer desde mi punto de vista

Extendí una mano para intentarlo de nuevo
Estoy flotando en un haz de luz contigo
Un rayo de luz contigo

Y corrí
Huí tan lejos
Acabo de correr
Corrí toda la noche y el día

Y corrí
Huí tan lejos
Acabo de correr
No pude escapar



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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
'Pearing 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...*NoWar*...



All comments from YouTube:

Ghosty

My mom told me this was one of the songs she listened to the most when she was a teenager, I listen to it in memory of her

Hesamedin Heshmati

God bless her

Butter Fingers

Peace and love to you

Jorg 1206

Big hugs for you, and may your Mom rest in peace...🙏🏽 (My teenage son loves it too, just like your mom)

Ghosty

@Jorg 1206 Thanks. all the best to your son, he has good taste in music, you seem like a good father

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The Versh

No me avergüenza decir que gracias a la joya de serie que es "Un show más" pude conocer a otra joya.
🤩❤️

Diego Alejandro Pérez zapata

Lo mismo digo 😎

Octavio Alfonzo González Solis

Jajajaj X2

Tunahan

Eres verdad mi hermano.

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