"I Will See You In Far-Off Places" as written by Alain Gordon Whyte and Steven Patrick Morrissey....
Nobody knows what human life is.
Why we come, why we go.
So why then do I know
I will see you,
I will see you in far off places?

The heart knows why I grieve
And yes one day I will close my eyes forever
But I will see you
I will see you in far off places.

It's so easy for us to sit together
But it's so hard for our hearts to combine
And why?
And why?
Why? Why? Why? Why?

Destiny for some is to save lives
But destiny for some is to end lives
But there is no end
And I will see you in far off places.

If your god bestows protection upon you
And if the USA doesn't bomb you
I believe I will see you somewhere safe
Looking to the camera, messing around
And pulling faces.


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"I Will See You in Far-Off Places" as written by Alain Gordon Whyte Steven Morrissey

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    General CommentI hope with all my soul that this is on the album.
    pumkinhedon March 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAccording to online tracklists for Ringleader of the Tormentors, it is
    fallen_crow05on March 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIts the first track, and it makes a fantastic opener to a fantastic album.
    raisedbypuffinson April 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it goes without saying that its an anti-war song. I read somewhere that its about Osama but I don't really think it is; I think its to the world in general.

    It definitely grows on you.
    xdarkentrieson April 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIn a recent interview (the SWSX one I think) when asked whether it was adressing Bin Laden he replied yes and said it was adressing anyone in the middle east who was in that position. But he wouldn't elaborate on anything else haha ;)
    NewKillerStaron April 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThey actually interviewed Osama about this song?!

    anyways i can't see where it's about osama bin laden it just sounds like it's about someone who can't manage a relationship but holds on to the hope that he will see this person after he dies ( and perhaps things have changed)
    laocoonon May 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNo, I don't think it's about relationships. The last verse sort of gives it away. And no, they did not interview bin Laden, only Morrissey.
    hastalavictoriaon May 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't know, but what I understand in it is that is talks about terrorists that believe they will go to paradise if they die as 'martyrs'. And that this belief is absurd.
    lilikoion October 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI know its a horrible thing to say, but wouldn't it be the funniest thing EVER if Osama Bin Laden turned out to be a HUGE Mozz fan? And Mozz knew? And this was their secret acknowledgement of each other?

    Hahahahahahaha.
    xdarkentrieson November 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's more of the age old question of God and life beyond death, rather than relationships. What is the meaning of life and what will happen after death. Of course there is reference to aggressive American foreign policy of which Morrissey is a veteran critic. 'If the USA doesn't bomb' you is said tongue in cheek but is relevant.
    PTroubadouron March 19, 2007   Link

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