"Far Behind" as written by and Eddie Vedder....
Take Leave
the conscious mind
Found myself
to be so inclined

Why sleep
in discontent?
Oh the price
of companionship

My shadow runs with me
underneath the Big Wide Sun
My shadow comes with me
as we leave it all
we leave it all Far Behind

Empty pockets will
Allow a greater
Sense of wealth

Why contain yourself
Like any other
Book on the shelf

My shadow lays with me
underneath the Big Wide Sun
My shadow stays with me
as we leave it all
we leave it all Far Behind

Subtle voices in the wind,
Hear the truth they're telling
A world begins where the road ends
Watch me leave it all behind

Far Behind


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"Far Behind" as written by Eddie Vedder

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    General Commentanother great song
    ANTWANmyMANon November 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song also about Christopher leaving everything behind to go venture off, but this song focuses on the full benefit of doing such a thing. At this point, Chris knows for sure that the best thing for him is to leave. “Why contain yourself like any other book on a shelf”, he asks why should someone just stay doing the same thing forever? Why not explore the world you live in? So he leaves and starts exploring on his own, and is loving every bit of it. The song says “A world begins where the road ends”, meaning that leaving his usual life will open up so much for him, he will discover new things. So he goes off and leaves everything “Far behind”.
    bloodytamponon August 30, 2011   Link

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