Just Out Of Reach

Album: Bunny Lake Is Missing soundtrack (1965)
Charted: 113
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  • This song is about a guy who is desperate to get his girl back, but he can't, since she's "just out of reach."

    It was written by Zombies lead singer Colin Blunstone for the Otto Preminger film Bunny Lake Is Missing. The group was enlisted to write songs for the movie, where they appeared in scenes where the characters are watching them on television. The group's main songwriter, Rod Argent, was tapped out of ideas, however, so they only contributed three tracks, this one and two more written by bass player Chris White: "Nothing's Changed" and "Remember You" (the composer Paul Glass wrote the rest of the songs).

    "Just Out Of Reach" was also released as a single, bubbling under on the US Hot 100 at #113.
  • In our 2015 interview with Colin Blunstone, he said of this song: "I can't say that's really about anything other than trying to meet a deadline. But it's a good fun song - I really enjoyed playing that. We still play it with this incarnation of the band. Not every night, but we do play it sometimes. We do that really well, as well."
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