A little boy sits by the light of the moon
He knows that he's lost something precious too soon
But he's quiety singing a nursery tune
He sings for whoever may hear him

But one day he finds for whatever it's worth
The moon and the stars and the blue spinning earth
They'll all come and go through death and rebirth
And the ones that he's lost will be near him

No matter the distance they're putting between us
Whether on earth or on high
I'll send up a prayer, if you blow me some kisses
From the far away, nearby

So whether you're weary or cold as a stone
Baby, maybe you're reeling and feeling alone
But remember your sadness, well it isn't unknown
Just think of the one's that you're missing (and sing)


Middle 8:
You can hear them all singing and dancing
Kicking up their heels from across the divide...listen
You can hear the music playing
A calling out to someone from the other side

[Chorus to end]

Lyrics submitted by spliphstar

Far Away, Nearby song meanings
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    General CommentIn my sight this is a very sad song. It´s about someone who´s lost a person that he loved and he knows that person won´t return.
    It´s a very personal Marc Cohn song, because his mother died when he was two, and this is a topic you can find in a lot of his songs.
    It´s very difficult especially for children when they´re abandoned without getting an answer, what´s also the case when someone dies. But this song shows that the singer is accepting that situation because he knows that he can´t really change it, although it´s making him sad.

    And there´s also a life of joy and beautiful things, you mustn´t forget that and you mustn´t forget to live it!
    Becky385on September 13, 2002   Link

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