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A Series of Unfortunate Events Theme Song HD Netflix

The ASOUE theme song, "Look Away", as heard in The Bad Beginning.

"Look Away" is the main theme song for the television series A Series of Unfortunate Events. It was written by composer Nick Urata, featuring lyrics by Daniel Handler. The song is performed by Neil Patrick Harris, and plays during the title sequence.

Like Lemony Snicket's original narration, and the publisher summaries, this song warns against continuing the dreadful story any further. The middle portion of the lyrics changes depending on which book is being portrayed in the episode. In every second part of each book adaptation, Harris sings the song in character as Count Olaf's current disguise.

Lyrics (Season 1)

The Bad Beginning

Look away, look away
Look away, look away
This show will wreck your evening​, your whole life, and your day
Every single episode is nothing but dismay
So, look away
Look away, look away
Three children lose their home and go to live with someone awful
He tries to steal their fortune with a plot that's not quite lawful
It's hard to fathom how the orphans managed to live through it
But how a decent person, like yourself, would even want to view it
Just look away,
Look away—
There's nothing but horror and inconvenience on the way
Ask any stable person, "Should I watch?" and they will say:
Look away.
Look away, look away.
Look away, look away.
Look away, look away.
Look away, look away.

The Reptile Room

Look away, look away
Look away, look away
This show will wreck your evening​, your whole life, and your day
Every single episode is nothing but dismay
So, look away
Look away, look away
The Baudelaires are living with a man who studies snakes
He's jolly and he's secretive, and makes a few mistakes
Spoiler alert! A villain comes to steal and murder
So, if I were you, I wouldn't even watch one minute further
Just look away,
Look away—
There's nothing but horror and inconvenience on the way
Ask any stable person, "Should I watch?" and they will say:
Look away.
Look away, look away.
Look away, look away.
Look away, look away.
Look away, look away.

The Wide Window

Look away, look away
Look away, look away
This show will wreck your evening​, your whole life, and your day
Every single episode is nothing but dismay
So, look away
Look away, look away
The Baudelaires' new guardian is wracked by fear and panic
They end up on a boat that might as well be the Titanic
We polled a bunch of adults, 99% agree
There must be something happier on screen for you to see
Just look away,
Look away—
There's nothing but horror and inconvenience on the way
Ask any stable person, "Should I watch?" and they will say:
Look away.
Look away, look away.
Look away, look away.
Look away, look away.
Look away, look away.

The Miserable Mill

Look away, look away
Look away, look away
This show will wreck your evening​, your whole life, and your day
Every single episode is nothing but dismay
So, look away
Look away, look away
The lumbermill is where the Baudelaires are forced to work
The eye doctor is sinister, the owner is a jerk
They end up in a fiendish plot with logs and hypnotism
The very thought of watching should be met with skepticism
Just look away,
Look away—
There's nothing but horror and inconvenience on the way
Ask any stable person, "Should I watch?" and they will say:
Look away.
Look away, look away.
Look away, look away.
Look away, look away.
Look away, look away.

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