"Half The World Away" as written by and Noel Gallagher....
I would like to leave this city
This old town don't smell too pretty and
I can feel the warning signs running around my mind
And when I leave this island I'll book myself into a soul asylum
'Cause I can feel the warning signs running around my mind

So here I go, I'm still scratching around in the same old hole
My body feels young but my mind is very old
So what do you say?
You can't give me the dreams that are mine anyway
Half the world away, half the world away
Half the world away
I've been lost, I've been found but I don't feel down

And when I leave this planet
You know I'd stay but I just can't stand it and
I can feel the warning signs running around my mind
And if I could leave this spirit
I'll find me a hole and I will live in it and
I can feel the warning signs running around my mind

Here I go, I'm still scratching around in the same old hole
My body feels young but my mind is very old
So what do you say?
You can't give me the dreams that are mine anyway
Half the world away, half the world away
Half the world away
I've been lost, I've been found but I don't feel down

No, I don't feel down
No, I don't feel down

I don't feel down
I don't feel down
Don't feel down
I don't feel down


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"Half the World Away" as written by Noel Gallagher

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  • +5
    General CommentI think it's a song about getting stuck in a rut, feeling trapped in a town that no longer holds any promise, and realizing that things won't change unless you do something about it. In this case, leave.

    This song is also featured at the beginning of the last episode in the "Spaced" series that ran in the UK. Very poignant! I think it's a great song.
    LDFon June 02, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe Masterplan has some absolutely great songs on it to say it's all B-sides?
    'The Masterplan' song, I feel, could make any Oasis album!
    NoellyGon February 17, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis the theme song of 'the Royle Family'. I have this song on a maxi-single my mom brought for me in Japan. I used to listening about this all the time when i was around 14 thinking about the day when i will leave my old town.. and i think time has come :-)
    glittershiton May 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song, it's a mix of somebody obviously being far away and being in love with them.. but still being angry at them. I can't really explain the meaning I'm getting out, but it is pretty self explainatory.
    laxgrl28on May 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt has a pretty straightforward meaning and i think everybody could see that
    Its a beautiful song and I dont live in UK so I dont k now anything about the tv show but I heard its cool
    acoustic feel is just great and real easy to play
    badnewson January 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. and yes it was on The Royle Family..a hilarious show. Trust me. And the reason why they have sang better is cuz its a B side. All the songs on the album The masterplan are B sides..so they arent supposed to be the greatest. I saw them in concert. i love them! hehe
    EraseTheHate!on February 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'You can't give me the dreams that were mine anyway'
    dats gotta b one of the best lines ever. its so true and i think it shows how some people will try n manipulate u to believe that they helped you to make something of yourself, when in fact they didnt. u just need to believe in yourself and know you cna have dreams of your own
    nolovenogloryon April 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is my life right now. I'm away at college in a small farm town in iowa, and it really doesn't smell pretty (mostly like cows). I've been so stressed out trying to fit in this stupid school where everyone is immature and clicky. Let's just say it's not living up to my expectations. I'm half the world away from my family and friends. This school is not helping me acheive the goals and dreams that are mine anyway, my mind is running around like crazy all the time. I just turned21 and feel sooooo old, esp when everyone around here acts like 14 year old asses. Anyways, yeah, this song totally makes sense to me. i'm also a song writer and could have written the exact same thing myself
    confettinettieon May 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, I recently re-watched Spaced on DVD, and it prompted me to start listening to this song again. Great tune.
    E-Mackon August 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song and i only realised it was oasis a couple of years ago when my folks were watching the royle family and iwas passing by the living room and just thought 'hmm, that sounds very oasisey' and i asked mum about it and she told me 'of course it's oasis, who else would it be?' so now i know.
    one of my favourites.
    N/U/T/T/Y/?on August 31, 2005   Link

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