"So Far Away" as written by and Mark Knopfler....
Here I am again in this mean old town
And you're so far away from me
And where are you when the sun goes down
You're so far away from me

[Chorus:]
So far away from me
So far i just can't see
So far away from me
You're so far away from me

I'm tired of being in love and being all alone
When you're so far away from me
I'm tired of making out on the telephone
And you're so far away from me

[Chorus]

I get so tired of having to explain
When you're so far away from me
See you've been in the sun and I've been in the rain
And you're so far away from me

[Chorus]


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"So Far Away" as written by Mark Knopfler

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    General Commentthis is my theme song!

    so...much...long distance...

    extremely depressing, but oddly soothing.
    sambennallickon March 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song was played at the funeral of someone who was, ironically, very close to me.
    He always made a big effort to relate to me although in my mind we always seemed quite distant.
    I never realized how much he meant to me until after his death.

    The song is the only one that has ever brought me to tears
    kiwi1982on February 12, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentKnopfler's wife (at that time) reminded him that while he was recording this song in the sunny West Indies she was back home in rainy old England.

    You can empathise with her complaint about the line:-
    "See you've been in the sun and I've been in the rain"
    chrisb1on March 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is a guy who's in a long distance relationship and he hates just calling her every night and rarely getting the chance to see her. Very depressing.
    Zanbrodakon January 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt amazes me that just one person has left a comment on this song which is probably my all time favourite dire straits song. It relates a lot to my long distance relationship and I once dedicated this song to my girlfriend living in a different continent by leaving a message in the website of a local radio station there. and yes, they did play this song and she heard it too:)
    Atmaon March 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot sure it's that simple:
    "See you've been in the sun and I've been in the rain"
    But the lyrics are often just a bed for Mark to play over. Great song, but the lyrics are hardly Fool in the Rain.
    pton August 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwoow
    this is one of my favorite dire straits songs too!
    i thought there would be more comments!

    i love his voice on a couple of the parts haha
    jasssson February 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with sam...

    distance sucks.

    Amen, Mr. Knopfler.
    pyros411on October 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah thats pretty weird that 'brothers in arms' has way more comments than this song, not saying that this is a better song but, considering that every other band on this site ive checked out, their popular songs get way more hits than the not-so-popular ones.
    thirsty_thursdayon October 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about him being on tour with the band ("mean old town" is NYC in the mid-80s) and missing his loved one.
    Caledonon November 26, 2008   Link

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