"Far Away" as written by and Martha Wainwright....
Far away
In some lovely way I hear your call
Whatever happened to them all?
Whatever happened to us all?

I know that we've never met before
But that was then, and now I need you more
Is someone here keeping the score?
Is there only dying at your door?
Taking me down off this cross
Lay me down, down, down in the dust
Whoa, love, take my hand across the crowd
I have been digging underground
What'er remains is yet to be found
I have no children
I have no husband
I have no reason
To be alive
Oh, give me one

Green grass blades are all on fire
I own the crack that's in the wind
From your window I see bars and the birds
They sing and they sing and they sing and they sing
And the dogs
They bark and they bark and they bark and they bark and they bark

Whatever happened to them all?
Whatever happened to us all?

Annie had two young baby boys
And Jimi went crazy, crazy, crazy late last fall


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"Far Away" as written by Martha Wainwright

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    General CommentI don't reckon it's intentional, but parts of this song strongly remind me of passages from Sophocles' "Electra"...
    _thegreatesthitson March 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that it's a great opener.

    Also, this lyric is my favorite part:
    There were six drunk men
    Six drunk men
    See how they fail
    See how they fail
    ErotoMetropolison March 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWow; I feel really dumb about my that comment.

    I realized that by the second part of that comment, I was on to G.P.T. :P

    But yeah, still a great opener.
    ErotoMetropolison March 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIts 'High on the crack that's in the wind'.
    milk_eyed_menderon June 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about the past. She's thinking about people she used to know- perhaps when she was in highschool.
    Kipon October 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYes it sounds like a song about people she used to know. This is one of my favourite songs...the whole album is incredible but this one shines brightly.
    brokentelephone78on October 04, 2016   Link

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