FAR AWAY EYES  

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8/24/2017 5:16 am
FAR AWAY EYES



"Far Away Eyes" is the sixth track from English rock band The Rolling Stones' 1978 album Some Girls.

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards collaborated extensively on writing and composing the song, which was recorded in late 1977. A bootleg version with Richards singing exists. The Stones, longtime country music fans, incorporated many aspects of Bakersfield-style country music into this song. These included in particular Ronnie Wood's use of a pedal steel guitar for a solo and highlights, an instrument used on other songs from the album like "Shattered" and "When the Whip Comes Down." Also of note is the plodding rhythm of Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman. Richards performed acoustic and electric guitars as well as sharing piano duties with Jagger.

In the lyrics, the loneliness of life and the possibilities in finding love are dealt with:
So if you're down on your luck and you can't harmonize/Find a girl with far away eyes/And if you're downright disgusted and life ain't worth a dime/Get a girl with far away eyes.
The verses of the song are half sung, half spoken, with Jagger using a parodic Southern American English accent:
I was driving home early Sunday morning through Bakersfield/Listening to gospel music on the coloured radio station/And the preacher said, 'You know, you always have the Lord by your side'/Well, I was so pleased to be informed of this, that I ran 20 red lights in His honor/Thank you Jesus, thank you Lord.
In a 1978 interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Jagger said, "You know, when you drive through Bakersfield on a Sunday morning or Sunday evening - I did that about six months ago - all the country music radio stations start broadcasting black gospel services live from L.A. And that's what the song refers to. But the song's really about driving alone, listening to the radio."On influences, Jagger stated "I wouldn't say this song was influenced specifically by Gram (Parsons). That idea of country music played slightly tongue-in-cheek - Gram had that in 'Drugstore Truck Drivin' Man', and we have that sardonic quality, too." Asked by the interviewer if the girl in the song was a real one, Jagger replied, "Yeah, she's real, she's a real girl."


"Far Away Eyes"

I was driving home early Sunday morning through Bakersfield
Listening to gospel music on the colored radio station
And the preacher said, "You know you always have the
Lord by your side"
And I was so pleased to be informed of this that I ran
Twenty red lights in his honor
Thank you Jesus, thank you lord
I had an arrangement to meet a girl, and I was kind of late
And I thought by the time I got there she'd be off
She'd be off with the nearest truck driver she could find
Much to my surprise, there she was sittin in the corner
A little bleary, worse for wear and tear
Was a girl with far away eyes
So if you're down on your luck
And you can't harmonize
Find a girl with far away
And if you're downright disgusted
And life ain't worth a dime
Get a girl with far away eyes
Well the preacher kept right on saying that all I had to do was send
Ten dollars to the church of the sacred bleeding heart of Jesus
Located somewhere in Los Angeles, California
And next week they'd say my prayer on the radio
And all my dreams would come true
So I did, the next week, I got a prayer with a girl
Well, you know what kind of eyes she got
So if you're down on your luck
I know you all sympathize
Find a girl with far away eyes
And if you're downright disgusted
And life ain't worth a dime
Get a girl with far away eyes

CREDITS: The Rolling Stones






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Playtime24x7 46M

8/25/2017 5:57 am

    Quoting pocogato12:
    I love the Rolling Stones. Seeing them in the old Boston Garden was a lifetime treat. My Favorite is Paint It Black tied with Dandelions
I was just a kid when my brothers friend came with four tickets to the Still Life Tour. The tickets were for the Cotton Bowl In Dallas, TX. ZZ Top opened . That was also my first jet plane ride from MAF to DFW.

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8/25/2017 5:53 am

    Quoting author51:
    Love my Stones and that album....
This is the Stones album I was weened on growing up. lol

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author51 57F  
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8/25/2017 12:23 am

Love my Stones and that album....

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pocogato12 67F  
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8/24/2017 6:22 pm

I love the Rolling Stones. Seeing them in the old Boston Garden was a lifetime treat. My Favorite is Paint It Black tied with Dandelions

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Playtime24x7 46M

8/24/2017 1:23 pm

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    Great song, and there is something to be said for far away eyes indeed, not to mention sexy eyes up close and personal.. Have a great Thursday, and PS I guess we didn't win the Power Ball..lucky person who every won it!!!
How funny I left you a similar message on your forecast. Lol.

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Tmptrzz 57F  
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8/24/2017 11:25 am

Great song, and there is something to be said for far away eyes indeed, not to mention sexy eyes up close and personal.. Have a great Thursday, and PS I guess we didn't win the Power Ball..lucky person who every won it!!!

Just your average every day run of the mill nana here!!!


Playtime24x7 46M

8/24/2017 7:39 am

    Quoting  :

I can remember my brother playing this when I was a kid. The whole Some Girls Lp is Excellent,but my favorite Stones song is Angie.

Mike aka Playtime24x7


Playtime24x7 46M

8/24/2017 5:18 am

And if you're downright disgusted
And life ain't worth a dime
Get a girl with far away eyes

Mike aka Playtime24x7


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