the song
title : Far away
written by : The Levellers
song copyright : © 1997 Empire Music Ltd

the performance
musicians
Mark Chadwick lead vocal, acoustic guitar
Jon Sevink violin
Simon Friend banjo
Jeremy Cunningham bass guitar
Charlie Heather drums
with :
Steve Broughton keyboards
London Metropolitan Orchestra strings (arranged and conducted by Ed Shearmur)
Eddi Reader backing vocal
music
key : A minor
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 92
form : V B V B C v B′ C V B′ CX vx p
lyrics

provided for research and private study only (see above for copyright details):

Far away

and it will stop
’cos there’s never been a day that lasts forever
just as the sun sets
it will rise at dawn for ever after

and I’m sorry if it ain’t that sweet
just living in the world you meet
but that should never stop you

but it will stop
’cos there’s never been a day that lasts forever
just as the sun sets
it will rise at dawn for ever after

and I’m sorry if it ain’t that sweet
just living in the world you meet
but that should never stop you because

far away is close at hand
there in the drifting sands
but far away is close at hand
in the imagination of every woman and every man

and I’m sorry if it ain’t that cool
just living in a world of fools
but that should never stop you because

far away is close at hand
there in the drifting sands
and far away is close at hand
in the imagination of every woman and every man

but it will stop
all that you can see is there to tell you
rain must fall
for the sun to shine there down upon you

and I’m sorry it ain’t that cool
just living in the world of fools
but that should never stop you because

far away is close at hand
there in the drifting sands
and far away is close at hand
there in the drifting sands
and far away is close at hand
in the imagination of every woman and every man


the recording
personnel
produced by : Jon Kelly
recorded by : Andrew Scarth at Metway, Brighton
mixed by : Andrew Scarth? assisted by Lee Phillips at Westside Studios
mastered by : Tim Young at Metropolis
technical
track timing : 5:30
song timing : 5:28
released on
album : Mouth to mouth track 5