I Ran (Away from Aliens)

One day when I was a young lad, I was sitting on the floor directly in front of the television, watching this cool new cable channel called “MTV”. Suddenly, white text in the lower left portion of the screen informed me that a music video for a song called “I Ran”, by A Flock of Seagulls, was about to play. I watched the video and instantly fell in love. My fondness for this pop masterpiece has never wained, and I currently have an mp3 version of it in my iTunes library.

It wasn’t until today, however, when I heard the song on Jack FM here in Buffalo, that I realized the true meaning of the song. All these years I’d been so captivated by the evocative electronic melody that I failed to grasp the (now quite obvious) context of the lyrics. It’s about abduction by aliens! Duh! This is not one of my zany interpretations–I subsequently discovered that the theme of the entire album is alien abduction. The lyrics are below. I don’t think any explanation is required.

“I Ran”, by A Flock of Seagulls

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.

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I Ran (Away from Aliens)

2 thoughts on “I Ran (Away from Aliens)

  1. MAFIAA says:

    Mattdude,

    We own the rights to these lyrics and your republishing of them without consent is in violation of the DMCA. You will be receiving a subpoena shortly if you do not remove the offending content.

    Have a nice day.

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