"Faraway Voice" as written by and Katie Melua....
Ooh, faraway voice,
We can hear your voice
What's it like to be heard?
But, from you not a word

Are you over those hills?
Do you still hum old melodies?
Do you wish people listened?
Over here with me

Ooh, faraway voice,
What I give
To hear that voice
What's it like to breathe?
My ears deceive my voice

And I will walk with you
On a summers day
And I will talk to you
Though your far away
And we'll sing through the years

Are you over those hills?
Do you still hum old melodies?
Do you wish people listened?
Over here with me
Over here with me
Over here with me


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"Faraway Voice" as written by Katie Melua

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    General CommentFor me, I suppose it's a bit more personal.

    The 'faraway voice' is a loved one who has left this material plane and is now naught but a shadow on the wall or, if I imagine quietly, a very faint sound far, far away.

    Lovely song.
    mindhuntresson November 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA beautiful song - in my opinion the best on her album 'Call off the Search'. A dedication to Eva Cassidy, one of the people she looks up to.
    wiggleon October 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHas the site noticed that these lyrics are exactly the same as the set put under "Belfast"?
    MarquisDAFon October 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWell, I don't care for this as much as some of the others on 'Call Off The Search'. Similar to Belfast in that Katie wrote it by herself, but I never liked Cassidy, and this song is a bit awe-struck by her.
    AllezDaeon October 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is haunting and beautiful. I can completely understand what she is going through, as when I first heard Eva Cassidy I said to my girlfriend at the time 'Oh we HAVE to see her she's awesome', to which i got the responce 'well...actually..she's dead'. Eva Cassidy was an awesome singer and was only really known after her premature death due to Melanoma (skin cancer). Listen to this song for Katie's haunting vocals and lyrics. Listen to Eva for beauty in a voice. Live At Blue's Alley is a great album, to have that much vocal ability..LIVE is brilliant! A talent which is gravely missed.
    smgellar_da_bombon March 18, 2006   Link

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