Away

Album: Rubberneck (1994)

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  • Speaking about this song in the film Dark Secrets: The Stories of Rubberneck, Toadies lead singer Todd Lewis explained: "I was working at a record store. I had some lyrics about just escapism and just another transcendent type idea of just where you can mentally change where you're at to somewhere else to find peace or happiness or calmness or whatever you need to find. So, I was kind of mulling around these ideas and I could never come down on anything firm about how to bring it together in a song. And, just coincidentally, I'm talking to my boss, Charles, at the record store. I can't remember what the conversation was but I remember him saying something about standing under a tree with the grass under your feet and I thought: 'Well, there it is. That's the song.'

    That's where I wrote the idea from, from being under some trees that somehow shelters you and changes everything that you can just be now you're in the wilderness, just away from everything."
  • The line, "In my heart there is a heaven" sound like something you'd hear in a worship song, but that's not what Todd Lewis had in mind. "What I was trying to get at was I know that if there's a heaven it's inside of me and to try to find that piece inside of myself," he said. "That's as close as I could get at the time with the vocabulary that I had."

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