So Far Away (3:55)

Cover of Tapestry

From Tapestry and 47 other releases

“So Far Away” is a song written by Carole King and appeared on her 1971 album Tapestry. The recording features James Taylor on acoustic guitar. In the 1995 album Tapestry Revisited, it was covered by Rod Stewart.

In 1974, the song was covered — entirely as an instrumental — by “The Crusaders” on their live LP “Scratch.” It was also released as a studio version, lasting almost 12-minutes, on “The Crusader’s” compilation CD “The Golden Years.”

In 2001, The House Jacks recorded an a cappella version on their album “Drive,” which is now performed by vocal groups around the world.

In 2002, Reba McEntire sang the song on her hit TV series Reba.

In 2007, the song was covered by Tina Arena on her album Songs of Love & Loss.

Also in 2007, the Filipino rock band Bamboo covered “So Far Away” on their third album, We Stand Alone Together.

In 2008, drummer Russ Kunkel and the group Chateau Beach covered the song from their album Rivage.[1]

On July 26, 2011, the funeral of Amy Winehouse in London ended with a rendition of the song.

So Far Away Songfacts states that this was a favorite of Amy Winehouse and she sung it with her father, Mitch. Her funeral service on 26 July 2011 ended with a rendition of the song.

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So far away
Doesn't anybody stay in one place anymore?
It would be so fine to see your face at my door
And it doesn't help to know that you're just time away

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  • raquelaar

    Ou <3

    4 Aug 4:58pm Reply
  • rockmetalrules

    Been hearing this one since I was born, but it took a few years until I fall in love with it. I remember hearing it after my dad died, it hit a cord with me then, and it still does now, over 7 years later.

    30 Jul 3:57am Reply
  • pitrafilla

    me encanta desde siempre...:)

    30 May 9:33am Reply
  • maguern

    A classic from the 70s... Do they make them like that now?

    10 Jan 11:51pm Reply
  • TheEnchantress

    You're so far away.......

    10 Jan 8:57pm Reply
  • fstone58

    makes my heart smile

    24 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Musik-Heart

    ♥♥♪♫☺☼♫**♥ ♥♥♪♫☺☼♫**♥

    17 Sep 2013 Reply
  • brokenheadband

    I remember the first time I heard this song. My parents were sitting in the family room listening to it, my dad had just bought it off of iTunes. my sister and I came into the room and she didn't like it because it was an old song, so I pretended not to like it either, but hell I loved it.

    27 Jun 2013 Reply
  • MrsRieffers

    ♥♥♪♫☺☼♫**♥ but in my heart .... for ever

    5 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Ruminator

    After 40 years, this is still one of my favorite songs ever. Thanks, Ms. King, for sharing this with me.

    16 Feb 2013 Reply
  • classydee

    luv luv luv!

    15 Feb 2013 Reply
  • pocosnoopy

    Sophomore year in high school. This was the theme to our long distance relationship. Thinking of you......

    4 Feb 2013 Reply
  • blueskyfrank

    Beautiful song...

    4 Dec 2012 Reply
  • achingbones

    Carole King wrote some fantastic songs but, I never enjoy her singing them for some reason. I'm probably in a minority.

    25 Nov 2012 Reply
  • mikesimpson

    Too bad amy's death is being tied in with such a pretty song by young-ones!

    23 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Stilf

    ;-))

    17 Nov 2012 Reply
  • CidaDuarteF

    Beautiful song!!!!!!

    19 Oct 2012 Reply
  • bicknor

    tan lejos, as is said in espana.

    8 Jul 2012 Reply
  • kellykimxx

    She was on the show CBS This Morning ... brought back so many good memories!

    12 Apr 2012 Reply
  • pharmman52

    brilliant album

    7 Feb 2012 Reply
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