Big Country - Look Away Lyrics




This time we run
This time we hide
This time we draw on all the fire we have inside.
We need some time
To find a place
Where I can wipe away the madness from your face.

Our name is out
Our name is known
Our name is everywhere but who knows where we're flown.
I never meant
To kill a man
But I will show you how to live like no one can.

So look away look away
Hide your eyes from the land where I lie cold.
Look away look away
From the lies in the stories that were told.
Look away look away
From the love that I hide way down deep in my soul.

I met you wild
In a snowed up town
When I was waiting tied and bound to be sent down.
Then I broke loose
You weren't around
So I raised banks and trains until I tracked you down.

Now look away look away
Hide your eyes from the land where I lie cold.
Look away look away
From the lies in the stories that were told.
Look away look away
From the love that I hide way down deep in my soul.

You followed me
When I said no
You lay with me when there was nowhere safe to go.
We made some friends
but now it's done
I always knew that we would never find the sun.

So look away
look away
Hide your eyes from the land where I lie cold.
Look away look away
From the lies in the stories that were told.
Look away look away
From the love that I hide way down deep in my soul.





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  1. Paul Round

    I ❤️ Big Country and always will (my wife jokes that she knows she’s No.2 to them 🤣) but this song represents the happiest days of my life as a teenager.

    noel murphy

    Being no. 2 to Big Country is a fantastic achievement. Your wife should be well proud of herself 👌

  2. Manfred Kallmeier

    Dam good Song! Real good Video-Cowerd Hunters-The wouldnt fight men agenst men cause they are mean and yellow-To them it's a Sport beeing cowerd and hunting Someone with many "bad Helpers"-The dogs are ten Times smarter then the Hunters-I know what I'm talking about!!!Cowerd Yellow who gave them the final Tip-Dam Fucker!!!

  3. Robert Seip

    Chance, Look away, fields of fire...awesome#!#

  4. Grande Plinio

    Q [email protected] essa música é perfeita

  5. mrmody

    My favorite Big Country song.

  6. sean knot

    from dunfermline scotland. same as my grandparents. cool.

  7. ice man

    What a song!!!!

  8. Alan

    So the firing squad just stands there the whole time doing nothing to stop their prisoner from being freed? Good job, guys.

    Cesar Kastoun

    They ... look away

  9. Mark Anthony Bent

    Fuckin Excellent Band . Big Country FOREVER !!!!

  10. mike ramgopal

    Great band with great energy. Saw them at liverpool uni in the late 80s and they rocked the place!

  11. Warren G

    I thought he was tied up

  12. John Hunt

    Most underrated band of the 80s in my opinion

  13. Bill Haines

    Who is that actress?? She is stunning!

  14. Patrick Ffrench

    Stuart is such a warm person!

  15. sauquoit13456

    On this day in 1986 {September 13th} Big Country performed "Look Away" on the ABC-TV Saturday-afternoon program, 'American Bandstand'...
    Eight weeks earlier the song peaked at #5 {for 2 weeks} on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart...
    Besides "Look Away", the Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland band had four other records on the Mainstream Rock Songs chart, "In A Big Country" {#5 in 1983}, "Wonderland" {#48 in 1984}, "King of Emotions " {#20 in 1988},and "The One I Love" {#34 in 1993}...

  16. Landon Bell

    The music of the free...

  17. Daniel Ward

    This is a beautiful song.

  18. ctapaulo

    I Love this tune... 1986... so far, so actual...

  19. Andy JS

    The best thing they ever did.

  20. Graham Curley

    Had a fantastic sound!

  21. Mark Pepping

    Not many times do you see an Irish Wolfhound in a music video.

    jane Till

    I thought it was an Irish wolf hound but could be a deer hound being Scottish

  22. #SoberFest

    Fond memories of their gigs, always value for money - better live

  23. Kurt Hubbard-Beale

    A fine Scottish band - the inimitable sound of a brief era. Absolutely love it 😎

  24. Pacifica Northwest

    Come on sideburn boys... you had PLENTY of time to make that shot before he escaped :p

  25. Gregory Hughes

    I haven't seen this in a long time, but this is clearly Big Country's best video. Great editing.

  26. misterpunk

    still stands up today! great song, great video!

  27. Cory

    reminds me of driving around america on a road trip.

  28. Marcelo Mh

    Gran cancion y que terrible banda de las mejores de los 80

  29. Rick Cockcroft

    2019 still great

  30. Rachel Cates

    Thanks William r I p

  31. Rachel Cates

    Look away look away 2019

  32. Anne Magerman

    They're coming to play in my country this summer. Yes !

  33. Urubanable

    100% Maidenpower \m/

  34. Evan Rickson

    Still good after all these years..

  35. Vanessa Crispin

    Great track, one of my faves, thanks for reminding me John!

  36. Ralph Hutchinson

    We will remember you forever Stuart Adamson, may God have you in heaven that you deserve.

  37. Alan Mgh Mgh

    Brasil 🅱😎

  38. alan robertson

    The 80’s was a great time for bands from Scotland simple minds big country altered images just lead the way and put Scotland on the map for amazing music

  39. Chantelle Born

    L like this song

  40. Jacob Ramirez

    Scotland style.

  41. MrPhilthefluter

    You don’t get much better than this!

  42. edgardo gregorini

    I was 11 years old when I liked this song ... 30 years later this song remained intact

  43. Sarah Prescott

    Fantastic music, always reminds me of my father, he has been gone now for 21 years and I'll give anything for him to come back, for his guidance to change the things that I've done..... R.I.P ❤

  44. non-your- business

    Been hearing this song on my local radio station a lot recently, reminded me just how good they were.

  45. fredswat

    I absolutely love Big Country.  They had an honesty and unpretentious sound that stands any test of time. Saw loads of bands in the eighties and Big Country were definitely the best live act I saw

    KEEP CALM and PLAY SOCCER IN YOUR PAJAMAS

    unpretentious?

  46. Ingra23

    2018! I still love this song and this band!

  47. Leonard Jackson

    TONY BUTLER!!!!

  48. John McNamee

    Cracking tune.😊. Love it.

  49. HenryWaltonJones

    RIP Stuart.Legend.Brilliant songwriter and singer.Love this song.

  50. William Stephens

    This time we run, this time we hide
    This time we draw on all the fire we have inside
    We need some time to find a place
    Where I can wipe away the madness from your face
    Our name is out, our name is known
    Our name is everywhere but who knows where we've flown
    I never meant to kill a man
    But I will show you how to live like no one can
    So look away, look away
    Hide your eyes from the land where I lie cold
    Look away, look away
    From the lies in the stories that were told
    Look away, look away
    From the love that I hide way down deep in my soul
    I met you wild in a snowed up town
    Where I was waiting tied and bound to be sent down
    Then I broke loose, you weren't around
    So I raised banks and trains until I tracked you down
    Now look away, look away
    Hide your eyes from the land where I lie cold
    Look away, look away
    From the lies in the stories that were told
    Look away, look away
    From the love that I hide way down deep in my soul
    You followed me when I said no
    You lay with me when there was nowhere safe to go
    We made some friends but now it's done
    I always knew that we would never find the sun
    So look away, look away
    Hide your eyes from the land where I lie cold
    Look away, look away
    From the lies in the stories that were told
    Look away, look away
    From the love that I hide way down deep in my soul
    So look away, look away
    Hide your eyes from the land where I lie cold
    Look away, look away
    From the lies in the stories that were told
    Look away, look away
    From the love that I hide way down deep in my soul

  51. John Hunt

    I used to love this tune when i was a kid

  52. rick szabo

    i can imagine most of their songs would work on a Game of Thrones sound track.

    Gary Kerrigan

    Great band

  53. KANGER MINUS the G

    Fantastic band .fantastic tunes..so underated...r.i.p.stu..

  54. stephen dean

    anyone know who the woman is ?????

  55. Insidious Sid

    Songs that have to be on my "desert island' playlist...

  56. notgrillo collector/ gamer

    reminds me of OUTLANDER

  57. notgrillo collector/ gamer

    My friend told me due to copyrights, this video was never shown on MTV , after the lead singer's death. So THX!!

    Michael Johnston

    I saw on MTV when it was released in the US.
    You know, back when MTV actually showed music videos.

  58. matthew franklin

    Brilliant never forgotten Stuart Arizona welcome to Dallas 🇬🇧☘️👍🇺🇸🇮🇪

  59. Veer Chasm

    And THAT’S why you should execute people during the daytime

    RIP Stuart

  60. Jonny Stugotts

    Volume blows as usual on VEVO vids

  61. Michael Schories

    c. u. at Kieler Woche... :)

  62. katoness

    Haven't heard this in a long time but still sounds great.

  63. Mini Me

    Poor soundquality!!! Did you record it from your tv? :) sorry for the org video.. but the sound is the thing why... so, no thanks

  64. Stevie Wonder

    Legends never die

  65. Marion Cobretti

    I'm an unfertilized egg and this is the only music I listen to.

  66. John Moraites

    Absolutely a fucking genius was Stuart Adamson

  67. Robin Wilson

    Loved adamson!

  68. Allen Helbig

    I regret that I never saw them live before Stuart died. Long live Big Country!

  69. Bene Júnior

    música muito foda!
    toca todo dia na Mundo Livre FM
    Curitiba- Paraná - Brasil

  70. michellekeeganfan

    I miss the eighties.

    Datra Hardaway

    michellekeeganfan MeToo

    Patrick Ffrench

    michellekeeganfan stuart used to metaphorically have the face of an angel now he literally has the face of an angel

    Nafra

    Very much!

  71. mark adams

    May be gay

  72. M. M.

    This video is like an episode of "Outlander"

  73. Murmeltje

    I wish she'd rescue me 😁

  74. david byerly

    such an amazing song and video, back when music left impressions on your soul, and earmarks in time

  75. Trev Mahoney

    I remember how Stuart use to go drinking with Trev Johnson when they Toured with The Truth

  76. MissHellfire 1606

    1 of my fav songs

  77. larkydozer

    Police were the best playing pop band in the 80s.... but Men at Work and Big Country were still great too.

  78. dlwatib

    This time we run
    This time we hide
    This time we draw on all the fire we have inside.
    We need some time
    To find a place
    Where I can wipe away the madness from your face.

    Our name is out
    Our name is known
    Our name is everywhere but who knows where we're flown.
    I never meant
    To kill a man
    But I will show you how to live like no one can.

    So look away look away
    Hide your eyes from the land where I lie cold.
    Look away look away
    From the lies in the stories that were told.
    Look away look away
    From the love that I hide way down deep in my soul.

    I met you wild
    In a snowed up town
    When I was waiting tied and bound to be sent down.
    Then I broke loose
    You weren't around
    So I raised banks and trains until I tracked you down.

    Now look away look away
    Hide your eyes from the land where I lie cold.
    Look away look away
    From the lies in the stories that were told.
    Look away look away
    From the love that I hide way down deep in my soul.

    You followed me
    When I said no
    You lay with me when there was nowhere safe to go.
    We made some friends
    but now it's done
    I always knew that we would never find the sun.

    So look away
    look away
    Hide your eyes from the land where I lie cold.
    Look away look away
    From the lies in the stories that were told.
    Look away look away
    From the love that I hide way down deep in my soul.

  79. Tim King

    A (nearly) forgotten gem

  80. Dean Tuppit Rooms

    Love this band and great loss to the music world losing Stuart 😫 these guys and Simple Minds my favourites

  81. Thomas R. Skidmore

    Stuart Adamson is gone yet Big Country achieved immortality.

  82. Andrea Catani

    MITICI & UNICI..,

  83. Carrera Carrera

    1986! And still to actually and sophisticated and with this Scottish fusion ! Wonderful ! RIP STUART !

  84. James Ballantyne

    This is what the seer need most of alla so he I indeed can make haste to my life after being made up to see . Thanks to everyone involved to see good get good The Seer See's Its Good see good get good love JBX

  85. JÖHN GRAY

    The genius of Stuart Adamson lives on forever.

  86. Lee Whittaker

    Great band

  87. Sprucy ****

    It's a love story.

  88. allsportsbandfan

    Love this song!!!

  89. Gerry McLoughlin

    Saw them n slate backup 2 bowie class

    Colin Irwin

    Gerry McLoughlin was there too that day

  90. acdcrulz40

    Fantastic 👍

  91. Mirian Regina Mendes

    One of my favourite songs! Stuart was a great singer!

    Muatsem Khader

    Mirian Regina Mendes still they have owne music.....

  92. fiachraswaz

    this and then jericos song big area were my jam. god i wish i had my youth all over again

  93. SpinBlade

    I like the dogs and the shots where the dogs are chasing after the guy. Something about those shots.

  94. NUJAKKCITIE

    why is this song so fucking unbelievable awesome??!!!!

    Andreas Stowasser

    NUJAKKCITIE Because Stuart Adamson wrote it ;-)

  95. NUJAKKCITIE

    sound quality is a shame! please reupload!!!!!

    Veer Chasm

    NUJAKKCITIE comment is weak, please re-phrase 😁

  96. Branislav Fleisman

    poor sound :(

  97. That British Guy

    I'm only 14 and give me this and men at work over the shit of today what their call music who's with me

    Micky T

    14 here too & I 110% agree with you.

    bohemianwriter1

    Congrats kids.

    You have found the land where immortal poetry and tunes comes from.

    That British Guy

    Micky T I'm always rocking out in the tractor to this or men at work

  98. Marcelo Cruz

    muito dahora essa música.