Don't Look Back
Recording Artist: Bryan Adams
Writers: Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
Date Written: 2010 / Sturgeon Falls, Toronto, Paris
Audio:
  Bryan Adams: acoustic rhythm guitar, electric guitar solo, vocal, harmony, backing vocal
Jim Vallance: piano, organ, tambourine, backing vocal
Keith Scott: guitar fills
Colin Cripps: guitar arrangement
Norm Fisher: bass
Mickey Curry: drums
 
Produced and arranged by Jim Vallance and Bryan Adams. Mixed by Bob Clearmountain at MixThis, Los Angeles.

Guitars, bass and drums were recorded by Eric Mosher at Warehouse Studios, Vancouver, assisted by Adam Greenholtz, September 2010.  Keyboards were recorded August-September 2010 by Jim Vallance in Sturgeon Falls and Toronto (Canada).  Vocals were recorded in Paris, France. 
Comments:
Kelly McGillis >
"Don't Look Back" was written for the Centurion Pictures film "What Could Have Been", starring Kelly McGillis (Top Gun, Witness) and Eric Johnson (Flash Gordon, Smallville).

We wrote most of the lyric after watching a two-minute film trailer, before we'd seen the entire film.  The songwriting was completed and the track was recorded in a variety of homes, studios and hotel rooms in Canada and France.

Originally our song was called "What Could Have Been", same as the film title, but Bryan thought "Don't Look Back" was a better title for the song -- (and it was) -- so we changed it at the last minute.
Lyrics: Look into the eyes of a child, it's magic
Once in a while
You don't know what to say
You throw it all away

Hold onto your dreams, you can find them
Take a look around
Remember who you are
You don't have to look that far

I'd given up on happy endings
You know that it won't last
Don't look back
Don't look back

Reach into your soul, it's amazing
Open up your eyes
And face another day
And find a better way

Hang onto your heart, it's surprising
It's easy to believe
You can lose it in the end
And find it all again

I'm turning nightmares into dreams
And the fear is fading fast
Don't look back
Don't look back

How can I go on pretending
Living in the past

Don't look back
Don't look back

Don't look back
Don't look back

Don't look back

Backing vocals:
How can I go on pretending
I'd given up on happy endings

Even though your heart is breaking
Love is there - it's for the taking