Slash & Myles, Far And Away: The Real Lyrics

Slash & Myles: Apocalyptic Love
Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators
FAR AND AWAY
Apocalyptic Love

There are a zillion lyrics pages out there. (Okay, more.) Why create one for this song? Because even the best of the best lyrics sites have not, in my good listening ear’s opinion, captured the true lyrics for this epic piece of music. Many come quite close but fall short a “give it tomorrow” here or an “I’m so alone” there. I believe I’ve captured the correct intersection of lyrical sets here.

Those who know me best know I love music across the spectrum from heart-wrenching symphonic movie soundtracks to smooth jazz to rockin’ country to crash-and-burn, deliciously vicious hard rock and metal. What I love most, though, are intelligently-constructed minor key cavalcades, melodic and molten and beautiful, and capable of shaking arenas and stadiums off their foundations.

So that’s the end of my “pre-song rap with the audience.” I present, from one of my favorite bands–one whose picture would appear in the dictionary if it had an entry for Crash-and-Burn Rock/Metal Masters–one of the most beautiful, touching pieces of music I’ve ever laid ears on.

Far And Away

 
Only link I know of to tenderly-rocking version of this song, the one I hear in my mind’s ear. You can find acoustic versions on YouTube…but to my taste, they don’t compare.

Across the long last great divide
The distant longing never dies
And all the pain of a dream that was never known
Never fades, no
That’s alright, someday I’ll find you
I tell myself most every night

You seem so far away
Another life, another time and place
Oh, oh, if only I could find you
So far and away
There’s something lost and never will replace
It seems so far away

A love I’ll never come to see
You know I tried, can’t let it be
My body aches for the longing, it only grows every day
I only bleed when I’m all alone
They say “In time, give it tomorrow”
But to me that’s just a lie

You seem so far and away
Another life, another time and place
Oh, oh, if only I could find you
So far and away
I’m waiting on a miracle today
It seems so far away

[solo]
[key change]

So if you hear this last refrain
I hope you know that I still wait
I can’t let go, all I need is a miracle
Here today all I need is a miracle
Oh, oh, yeah

It seems so far and away
Another life, another time and place
Oh, oh, I hope these words will find you
So far and away
It’s something lost that never will replace
No, I’m begging for a miracle today

And I wait so long to find you
And I wait so long to live
And I’m so alone, so alone, oh…

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