"Long Ago And Far Away" as written by and James Taylor....
Long ago a young man sits and plays his waiting game
But things are not the same it seems as in such tender dreams
Slowly passing sailing ships and Sunday afternoon
Like people on the moon I see are things not meant to be

Where do those golden rainbows end?
Why is this song so sad?
Dreaming the dreams I've dreamed my friend
Loving the love I love

To love is just a word I've heard when things are being said
Stories my poor head has told me cannot stand the cold
And in between what might have been and what has come to pass
A misbegotten guess alas and bits of broken glass

Where do your golden rainbows end?
Why is this song I sing so sad?
Dreaming the dreams I dream my friend
Loving the love I love to love to love to love
Oh no, no, no, no


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"Long Ago and Far Away" as written by James V Taylor James Taylor

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    General CommentMy mom used to sing me this song for a lullaby....

    What is this about? I have no idea, but it always makes me cry when I hear it.

    "In between what might have been and what has come to pass, a misbegotten guess alas, and bits of broken glass."

    Beautiful.
    AlairaKasimeron January 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA story of failed romance and disenchantments in general.
    BobLon August 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe time frame JT wrote this was a few years after Fire and Rain....another beautiful sad song ....that was inspired by the suicide of a friend in New York while he was living in England recording at Apple (the beatles) studio....still fighting his own drug dependency. I don't know if "Long Ago and Far Away" was about the same thing but I know that to me....a 17 year old in High School in 1971....the song spoke about a world in which none of my dreams had come true. It was my song.
    kitconsulon September 24, 2014   Link

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