"Half the World Away" is a song by British Rock band Oasis. It is well known as the theme tune to the popular BBC sitcom The Royle Family.
The song was written by Oasis' lead guitarist Noel Gallagher, who also provides lead vocals, taking over from Oasis' regular lead singer, Liam Gallagher. The song is a slow acoustic tune with plodding keyboards, and the lyric - much like "Rock 'n' Roll Star", one of Oasis' most famous…
I would like to leave this city, this old town don't smell too pretty and
I can feel the warning signs running around my mind
And when I leave this island I'll book myself into a soul asylum
'Cause I can feel the warning signs running around my mind