Derek and the Dominos — I Looked Away
Album: Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
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Released: 1971
Length: 3:02
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She took my hand
And tried to make me understand
That she would always be there,
But I looked away
And she ran away from me today;
I'm such a lonely man.

It came as no surprise to me
That she'd leave me in misery.
It seemed like only yesterday
She made a vow that she'd never walk away.

And if it seemed a sin
To love another man's woman, baby,
I guess I'll keep on sinning
Loving her, Lord, till my very last day.

But I looked away
And she ran away from me today;
I'm such a lonely man.
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 pcicatar wrote:

Sorry to hear you say that...  You must also dismiss Chuck Berry, James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, David Bowie, Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, David Crosby, Willie Nelson, Iggy Pop, Chet Baker, Vic Chesnutt, Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson, Keith Moon, Gram Parsons, Ike Turner and dozens of others who've made less than stellar choices for themselves and others.  Granted, I'll never make the mistakes they have but I'll also never dismiss their contributions to the world.
 
I really really disagree with the characterization of Willie Nelson as a "bad person".  His major reputed weakness is usually cited as an
over-generous heart.
 Antigone wrote:

Thank you for this info. Such an amazing album.


 
i think it's pretty much common knowledge that duane allman carried this album. esp slide, arrangements and esp vocals. quite easy to pick out who is playing by style. then you can hear for yourself. 
Bill:
I'm surprised "Drug Fueled Brilliance" is not a book title or band name!

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 idiot_wind wrote:
Just play the entire album. 

 
...I know, right? Bell Bottom Blues is next!  Like others have said, this is one of those perfect albums, heck I think BillG has got most of it in his library (ok, more like most of the original songs.)

And so true what BillG said....Eric could have just started his rehab facility right there and then! 

Long Live RP!


Just play the entire album. 
timeless classic and still stands up ! rip duane
in my Top 10 songs ever. Stunning. 
 Decoy wrote:
this guy has some potential. reminds me of an early Clapton.

 
Yeah me too, strange that {#Ask}
For an album that is 45 years old (oh my god!) it still sounds amazingly fresh.

Must have something to do with "luck".

Ha!  
all songs from this album = automatic 10
Played this lovelorn album over, and over, and over again sophomore year...following a break-up (caused by my stupidity).
this guy has some potential. reminds me of an early Clapton.
This album is EPIC and will always be timeless!! I still play the thing back to back every month or two..same for Eat A Peach (Allman Bros).

Cheers and thanks Bill & Rebecca! 
bobby whitlock!!!
 Proclivities wrote:


I think Papernapkin was referring to Clapton's "Rivers of Blood/Enoch Powell" proclamations, not his substance-abuse issues.



 
If EC was a racist I doubt he could get the many outstanding black touring musicians who have been with him over the years, like Nathan East or Steve Jordan, to tag along...even for the money.  People get caught up in issues of national or ethnic identity, it takes a lot of hard work to process the social changes that result from large scale immigration, given the less flattering dimensions of human nature (taken on average--there's always a minority who demonstrate more spiritual responses).

 Papernapkin wrote:
A boring song. Eric is such a bad human being. It's tainted my perception of his music.

 
Oddly, I always think of D&D as a garage band.  But I love this whole album.
 As to the other, EC has been sober for years.  He is, at least, trying to be a better human being.
Ahhhhh!!!!

The guitars!

The freaking guitars!
 
 bitbanger wrote:
What a great album. Duane Allman's slide work was just so exceptional.

 
Amen to that
I have this album in my collection of Vinyls, absolutly one of my favorits, including the cover art I agree!!
What a great album. Duane Allman's slide work was just so exceptional.