"Much Farther to Go" as written by and Rosie Thomas....
New York is lovely in the winter time
All the sidewalks are white as snow
The buildings, all the people that pass me by
How the smile on his face says he's in love

I took the train all the way to Brooklyn Heights
I remember when you took it there with me
We sat side by side and held hands for some time
We saluted the Statue of Liberty

I have much farther to go
Everything is new and so unpredictable
I should just kick my heels together and go home
But I'm not sure where that is anymore

Oh, how I wish I could go back in time
To the night when I heard my mother cry
She held me in her arms and we talked for some time
And I sang a song her mother sang to her and it goes

Something about paper dolls and what men prefer
Something about the cross and how her Jesus died for her
Something about love and how the truth fighting for
I wonder does love like that exist anymore?

And I, I have much farther to go
And I, I'm so confused I know
I should just kick my heels together and go home
But I lost my way when I lost you

Sometimes I cry when it's late at night
And you're not there to lay next to me
Morning breaks and the sun warms my face
How I wish it was you warming me

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"Much Farther To Go" as written by Rosie Thomas


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    General Comment"We saluted the Statue of Liberty"

    This is a great song. I especially like Sufjan's banjo on this one. He has a knack for fitting that banjo unobtrusively into songs in both main and supporting roles.

    My guess is that this song is about when Rosie moved to New York to further her music career, and all of the emotions that came along with that.
    HibbidyJibbidyon February 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree with evenfunnier about the albums. i loved rosie thomas' other cds to death, but this one wasn't that great at first listen. there's just so much vocal work going on because she has denison witmer & sufjan stevens all over the place.. i knew they were all good friends, so knowing that a cd with all of them on it was great! it just took a while to grow on me, though
    sokhangpanon July 29, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"something about love and how its worth fighting for"

    beautiful song.
    one*name*famouson January 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove
    lovesthatcoffeeon April 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe first time i heard this song i wanted to cry.

    the part about the train to brooklyn heights is ridiculously beautiful.
    brooklynheightson May 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbeen a huge fan of rosie thomas since wedding day and to be honest , i was very disapointed with this latest cd. after a few more forced listens, this is the song that i kept repeating the most and now love it to bits. so what does it mean to me? it means never give up or you might miss something beautiful!
    evenfunnieron July 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me think maybe the lost love about a mother passing away.
    sem3000on February 26, 2011   Link

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