"Half A World Away" as written by and Peter Buck Bill Berry....
This could be the saddest dusk I've ever seen
Turn to a miracle
High alive
My mind is racing
As it always will
My hand's tired, my heart aches
I'm half a world away here
My head sworn
To go it alone
And hold it along
Haul it along
And hold it
Go it alone
Hold it along and hold, hold

Oh, lonely deep sit hollow
I'm half a world
Half the world away
My shoes are gone
My life spent
I had too much to drink
I didn't think
And I didn't think of you
I guess that's all I needed
To go it alone
And hold it along
Haul it along
And hold it
Blackbirds, backwards, forwards and fall and hold, hold

Oh, this lonely world is wasted
Pathetic eyes high alive
Blind to the tide that turns the sea
This storm it came up strong
It shook the trees
And blew away our fear
I couldn't even hear

To go it alone
And hold it along
Haul it along
And hold it
To go it alone
And hold it along
Haul
To go it alone
And hold it along
Haul it along
And hold it
Blackbirds, backwards, forwards, and fall and hold hold

This could be the saddest dusk
I've ever seen
Turn to a miracle
High alive
My mind is racing
As it always will
My hands tired, my heart aches
I'm half a world away and go


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"Half a World Away" as written by Peter Buck Bill Berry

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    General CommentI have a love/hate relationship with this song. I love the art that is this song, in its architecture, in its abstractness that invites one to see into it different things perhaps at different times.

    This song is so imbued with personal meaning for me, however, having been played over & over when my wife moved away after she fell in love with someone else, that all my comments come from that space. Some of this is projection, some of it may have been in Stipe's head, who knows?

    For me, this song is about being so forsaken at love that has left and moved, with only yourself to keep going, that you drink to numb the pain. There are miracles of grand nature around you constantly and you are blind to them in your suffering at love lost.

    Hands aching from all the wasted attempts to communicate, from wringing in pain. Mind racing from analyzing what has happened, what could have been done/said differently, what could be done now to repair. There is no calmness of mind or spirit in the turmoil of relationships torn asunder.

    Life as a couple split apart, and so very, very far -- in fact, the absolute furthest one can get while on the planet: half a world away.
    bionic75007on March 04, 2010   Link

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