Far Away

Album: Cosmic Egg (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • This song dates back to 2007 as a result of newspaper reports describing Wolfmother singer-guitarist Andrew Stockdale having an altercation at a Brisbane bar with someone who had taken a photo of him. Stockdale explained to The Sydney Morning Herald that he penned the verses one morning, after discovering the news. "I woke up and went to the keyboard and wrote that song," the frontman said. "When you're talking to the press and doing things and traveling, you hope that when you get home that you haven't offended anybody. You're trying to keep a connection with people."
  • In our interview with Andrew Stockdale, he talked about the meaning behind this song: "That's just about when you're away from home, when you're on the other side of the world, and just trying to let people know at home that you're thinking of them and everything's cool and life is going on whilst you're away and having experiences. But hopefully, your bond and connection will still be there when you get home."
  • Stockdale wrote this on a Fender Rhodes electric piano, which you can hear throughout the track. The Rhodes was very popular in the '70s, appearing on many famous songs, including "Riders On The Storm" by The Doors and "Still Crazy After All These Years" by Paul Simon.
  • The video was shot in Sydney, Australia with director Sam Stephens, who also did the Muse video for "Uprising."
  • The band removed this from their setlist a few years after it was released. "We don't really play that song anymore, because I feel like it's a bit cheesy," Stockdale told us. "I feel uncomfortable about it, but they really love it in Europe."

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