From the soundtrack to the film of the same name.

Empty out your pockets, toss the lot upon the floor.
All those treasures, my friend,
You dont need them anymore.
Your days are all through dying,
They gave all their ghosts away,
So kiss close all your wounds and call living life a day.
For the planets gravitate around you,
And the stars shower down around you,
And the angels in heaven adore you,
And the saints all stand and applaud you.
So faraway,
So faraway and yet so close.

Say farewell to the passing of the years,
Though all your sweet goodbyes will fall upon deaf ears.
Kiss so softly the mouths of the ones you love,
Beneath the september moon and the heavens above.
And the world will turn without you,
And history will soon forget about you,
But the heavens they will reward you,
And the saints will be there to escort you.
So faraway,
So faraway and yet so close.

Do not grieve at the passing of mortality,
For lifes but a thing of terrible gravity.
And the planets gravitate around you,
And the stars shall dance about you,
And the angels in heaven adore you,
And the saints all stand and applaud you.
So faraway,
So faraway and yet so close.


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    General CommentHoly no comments batman! For real? God, i love this song. I've had this on a compilation of scattered and unreleased Nick songs from way back, well before the B-Sides album got released, and this has always been one of my most loved tracks on there.

    This is one of the songs that better be played at my funeral. That and Tom Wait's "Green Grass", and John Prine's "Please Don't Bury Me," and (of course) "Lay Me Low." And, thanking the man jesus, i have never had anyone terribly close to me die, but when they do, this fucker's getting played by me and my guitar for them without question, and probably much to the chagrin of anyone in attendance. A great song about death, and reassuring ourselves about it. "Your days are all through dying, they gave all their ghosts away. So kiss close all of your wounds, and call living life a day." So sadly sweet.

    Oh and here's a weird thing. When i got the B-Sides album, i was surprised that "Faraway, So Close" was not on there. Disappointing, but then, at the end of the 1st CD, there was this song called "What Can I Give You?" that i had never heard sounding almost exactly like "Faraway, So Close." What's the story there? Which was written first, and why are there two? It really tripped me out and i thought i was crazy. Little Ghost Song, off the 3rd CD is similar in that respect. Odd stuff.

    For the record, this song is way better than "What Can I Give You?" - sorry Nick and Co., just my feeling.
    StickityWicketon July 09, 2009   Link
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    General Commentfun fact: anyone ever notice that if a soundtrack has u2 it often has nc&tbs too? plus sometimes they both do the title track. us did a untill the end of the world and so did nick. plus u2 also did a song with this name as well. and its not just wim wenders films neither. they both appear on batman soundtracks.
    STUDLYCUDDLYBUDDYon March 23, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthird sentence correction. u2 did. not us did. lol
    STUDLYCUDDLYBUDDYon March 23, 2011   Link

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