So Far Away

Album: Tapestry (1971)
Charted: 14
  • So far away
    Doesn't anybody stay in one place any more?
    It would be so fine to see your face at my door
    It doesn't help to know you're just time away
    Long ago I reached for you and there you stood
    Holding you again could only do me good
    Oh how I wish I could but you're so far away

    One more song about moving along the highway
    Can't say much of anything that's new
    If I could only work this life out my way
    I'd rather spend it being close to you

    But you're so far away
    Doesn't anybody stay in one place any more?
    It would be so fine to see your face at my door
    It doesn't help to know you're so far away
    Yeah yeah so far away

    Traveling around sure gets me down and lonely
    Nothing else to do but close my mind
    I sure hope the road don't come to own me
    There's so many dreams I've yet to find

    But you're so far away
    Doesn't anybody stay in one place any more?
    It would be so fine to see your face at my door
    And it doesn't help to know you're so far away
    Yeah yeah so far away, yeh, you're so far away Writer/s: CAROLE KING
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 22nd 1971, "So Far Away" by Carole King entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #71; and on October 3rd it peaked at #14 {for 2 weeks} and spent 10 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #3 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart...
    The record's B-side, "Smackwater Jack", also received a fair amount of 'AM' radio air play in 1971...
    Between 1962 and 1982 she had eighteen Top 100 records; four made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, "Its Too Late" for five weeks on June 13th, 1971...
    She just missed having a second #1 record when "Jazzman" peaked at #2 {for 1 week} on November 3rd, 1974...
    The week "Jazzman' was at #2, the #1 record for that week was " You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" by Bachman-Turner Overdrive...
    Ms. King, born Carol Joan Klein, will celebrate her 73rd birthday this coming February 9th {2015}.
  • George from Belleville, NjWhat a song.What a classic.Like the title says,it has a far away feel to it,a haunting sense of longing and searching as you listen to the storytelling in the lyric.The music is beautiful.Carole King set the standard for female singer songwriters and she's the best,she is an original.
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