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The Rolling Stones - Far Away Eyes - OFFICIAL PROMO
The Rolling Stones - Far Away Eyes - OFFICIAL PROMO
Published: 2012/07/10
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Rolling Stones-Far Away Eyes
Rolling Stones-Far Away Eyes
Published: 2010/07/03
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Rolling Stones - Far Away Eyes (Beacon Theatre, NYC  2006)
Rolling Stones - Far Away Eyes (Beacon Theatre, NYC 2006)
Published: 2015/06/28
Channel: RollingStones50yrs5
Rolling Stones - Far Away Eyes 78 W/“the Ragin’ Cajun”
Rolling Stones - Far Away Eyes 78 W/“the Ragin’ Cajun”
Published: 2017/03/08
Channel: Anthony R. Ct
Rolling Stones - Far Away Eyes mod (audio only)
Rolling Stones - Far Away Eyes mod (audio only)
Published: 2016/10/01
Channel: Raymond Jenkins
Far Away Eyes - The Rolling Stones
Far Away Eyes - The Rolling Stones
Published: 2011/02/03
Channel: Eric Michaels
The Rolling Stones - The girl with faraway eyes
The Rolling Stones - The girl with faraway eyes
Published: 2018/01/05
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The Rolling Stones - Far Away Eyes
The Rolling Stones - Far Away Eyes
Published: 2014/06/04
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ROLLING STONES-  FAR AWAY EYES
ROLLING STONES- FAR AWAY EYES
Published: 2012/01/20
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The Rolling Stones - Far Away Eyes
The Rolling Stones - Far Away Eyes
Published: 2011/06/25
Channel: TVNoiseful
The Rolling Stones - The Girl With Far Away Eyes
The Rolling Stones - The Girl With Far Away Eyes
Published: 2011/12/08
Channel: Cryptocowboi
VANITY   Faraway Eyes    R&B
VANITY Faraway Eyes R&B
Published: 2013/11/03
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Todd Snider - "Faraway Eyes" w/ Ollabelle & Tim Easton
Todd Snider - "Faraway Eyes" w/ Ollabelle & Tim Easton
Published: 2011/11/23
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Far Away Eyes - Rolling Stones
Far Away Eyes - Rolling Stones
Published: 2016/09/12
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The Rolling Stones - "Far Away Eyes" [Live] (Some Girls Live In Texas
The Rolling Stones - "Far Away Eyes" [Live] (Some Girls Live In Texas '78 - track 11)
Published: 2016/07/26
Channel: Tesfu
Rolling Stones - Faraway Eyes
Rolling Stones - Faraway Eyes
Published: 2015/09/02
Channel: RollingStones50yrs5
The Rolling Stones - Far Away Eyes Lyrics
The Rolling Stones - Far Away Eyes Lyrics
Published: 2012/10/10
Channel: Emily L
Warrant - Far Away Eyes
Warrant - Far Away Eyes
Published: 2009/04/06
Channel: Viktor Johansson
Girl With Faraway Eyes - Rolling Stones Acoustic Cover
Girl With Faraway Eyes - Rolling Stones Acoustic Cover
Published: 2010/08/20
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Far Away Eyes ~ Rolling Stones cover
Far Away Eyes ~ Rolling Stones cover
Published: 2012/12/26
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Rolling Stones - Faraway Eyes  (Woodstock Rehearsals)
Rolling Stones - Faraway Eyes (Woodstock Rehearsals)
Published: 2015/11/18
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wrong way rodeo   far away eyes
wrong way rodeo far away eyes
Published: 2014/03/19
Channel: Howl Dog
Rolling Stones - Faraway Eyes - Ft Worth - July 18, 1978
Rolling Stones - Faraway Eyes - Ft Worth - July 18, 1978
Published: 2010/05/09
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Vanity - Far Away Eyes [+Interview] Soul Train (1988)
Vanity - Far Away Eyes [+Interview] Soul Train (1988)
Published: 2014/06/06
Channel: MyRhythmNSoulTV
Far Away Eyes — The Rolling Stones
Far Away Eyes — The Rolling Stones
Published: 2016/06/05
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The Rolling Stones - Far Away Eyes EARLY TAKE 1977
The Rolling Stones - Far Away Eyes EARLY TAKE 1977
Published: 2016/11/05
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The Rolling Stones - Far Away Eyes
The Rolling Stones - Far Away Eyes
Published: 2017/04/12
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The Rolling Stones - Far Away Eyes 1995 lyrics
The Rolling Stones - Far Away Eyes 1995 lyrics
Published: 2014/12/24
Channel: Anthony R. Ct
Far Away Eyes (Out On Bail 1978 U.S. Tour) Bootleg - Rolling Stones
Far Away Eyes (Out On Bail 1978 U.S. Tour) Bootleg - Rolling Stones
Published: 2015/05/31
Channel: juliprive
Vanity - Faraway Eyes
Vanity - Faraway Eyes
Published: 2012/03/16
Channel: CuervoBlack07
J.B. Beverley w/ Big Geo Ballentine - "Far Away Eyes" (Rolling Stones Cover)
J.B. Beverley w/ Big Geo Ballentine - "Far Away Eyes" (Rolling Stones Cover)
Published: 2015/01/02
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Rolling Stones - FAR AWAY EYES ´77 early take
Rolling Stones - FAR AWAY EYES ´77 early take
Published: 2016/08/02
Channel: Anthony R. Ct
"Christine" by The Faraway Eyes - Americana Australian Style
"Christine" by The Faraway Eyes - Americana Australian Style
Published: 2015/11/26
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Adrenalin - Faraway eyes
Adrenalin - Faraway eyes
Published: 2013/06/25
Channel: SebastianAOR
Warrant/Jani Lane: Faraway Eyes
Warrant/Jani Lane: Faraway Eyes
Published: 2011/10/29
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Faraway Eyes
Faraway Eyes
Published: 2014/11/20
Channel: The Handsome Family - Topic
Far Away Eyes- Vanity
Far Away Eyes- Vanity
Published: 2016/02/18
Channel: Ruben Quinones
Vanity far away eyes
Vanity far away eyes
Published: 2011/11/19
Channel: toninho marçal
Far Away Eyes ...By the Rolling Stones
Far Away Eyes ...By the Rolling Stones
Published: 2010/10/31
Channel: Richie Rich
Todd Hobin and The Heat - Far Away Eyes (unreleased)
Todd Hobin and The Heat - Far Away Eyes (unreleased)
Published: 2015/11/12
Channel: camelblueAOR
Bruce Richard and George Antoniak (Far Away Eyes - Rolling Stones Cover)
Bruce Richard and George Antoniak (Far Away Eyes - Rolling Stones Cover)
Published: 2008/10/29
Channel: GigstreetGuy
Aloha - Faraway Eyes [OFFICIAL AUDIO]
Aloha - Faraway Eyes [OFFICIAL AUDIO]
Published: 2016/04/18
Channel: PolyvinylRecords
Everclear - Far Away Eyes (Rolling Stones cover) - Live at The Beacham Orlando - 12/01/2012
Everclear - Far Away Eyes (Rolling Stones cover) - Live at The Beacham Orlando - 12/01/2012
Published: 2012/12/03
Channel: andrewperry1234
Rolling Stones Far away Eyes 2007
Rolling Stones Far away Eyes 2007
Published: 2014/09/13
Channel: golden years
Far Away Eyes - The Rolling Stones, Nashville June 17, 2015 (TheDailyVinyl official)
Far Away Eyes - The Rolling Stones, Nashville June 17, 2015 (TheDailyVinyl official)
Published: 2015/06/18
Channel: TheDailyVinyl LIVE!
Everclear "Far Away Eyes"  Live
Everclear "Far Away Eyes" Live
Published: 2009/05/04
Channel: 19lovelove91
Rolling Stones - Far Away Eyes Soundcheck 2 Nashville June 17 2015
Rolling Stones - Far Away Eyes Soundcheck 2 Nashville June 17 2015
Published: 2015/06/18
Channel: hydearchives
Far Away Eyes - Rolling Stones - cover
Far Away Eyes - Rolling Stones - cover
Published: 2013/08/21
Channel: Dan D. Dirges
Guitar to Pedal Steel /  Far Away Eyes solo cover
Guitar to Pedal Steel / Far Away Eyes solo cover
Published: 2017/02/24
Channel: Steel Palm
The Rolling Stones - Far Away Eyes - Acoustic Cover - C81
The Rolling Stones - Far Away Eyes - Acoustic Cover - C81
Published: 2012/09/01
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"Far Away Eyes"
Far Away Eyes Rolling Stones back cover Miss You.jpg
Back cover of "Miss You" / "Far Away Eyes"
Single by The Rolling Stones
from the album Some Girls
A-side "Miss You"
Released 9 June 1978
Recorded 10 October – 21 December 1977; Pathé Marconi Studios, Paris
Genre Country, country rock
Length 4:24
Label Rolling Stones/Virgin
Songwriter(s) Jagger/Richards
Producer(s) The Glimmer Twins

"Far Away Eyes" is the sixth track from the English rock band The Rolling Stones' 1978 album, Some Girls.

Rolling Stone made it the 73rd song in their list of '100 Greatest Rolling Stones Songs'.[1]

Origin[edit]

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards collaborated extensively on writing and composing the song, which was recorded in late 1977.[2] A bootleg version with Richards singing exists. The Stones, longtime country music fans, incorporated many aspects of Bakersfield-style country music into this song. These included in particular Ronnie Wood's use of a pedal steel guitar for a solo and highlights, an instrument used on other songs from the album such as "Shattered" and "When the Whip Comes Down."[citation needed] Also of note[who?] is the plodding rhythm of Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman.[citation needed] Richards performed acoustic and electric guitars as well as sharing piano duties with Jagger.[citation needed]

Content[edit]

In the lyrics, the loneliness of life and the possibilities in finding love are dealt with:

So if you're down on your luck and you can't harmonize/Find a girl with far away eyes/And if you're downright disgusted and life ain't worth a dime/Get a girl with far away eyes.

The verses of the song are half sung, half spoken, with Jagger using a parodic Southern American English accent:

I was driving home early Sunday morning through Bakersfield/Listening to gospel music on the coloured radio station/And the preacher said, 'You know, you always have the Lord by your side'/Well, I was so pleased to be informed of this, that I ran 20 red lights in His honor/Thank you Jesus, thank you Lord.

[1]

In a 1978 interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Jagger said, "You know, when you drive through Bakersfield on a Sunday morning or Sunday evening - I did that about six months ago - all the country music radio stations start broadcasting black gospel services live from L.A. And that's what the song refers to. But the song's really about driving alone, listening to the radio."[3] On influences, Jagger stated "I wouldn't say this song was influenced specifically by Gram (Parsons). That idea of country music played slightly tongue-in-cheek - Gram had that in 'Drugstore Truck Drivin' Man', and we have that sardonic quality, too." Asked by the interviewer if the girl in the song was a real one, Jagger replied, "Yeah, she's real, she's a real girl."

Performances[edit]

The Rolling Stones have performed "Far Away Eyes" sporadically since its introduction to their canon of work. A performance from the Stones' 2006 A Bigger Bang Tour appears in the 2008 concert film Shine a Light and on the accompanying live album. On 20 May 2013 the song was performed in Los Angeles as part of the Stones' "50 & Counting Tour." During their Zip Code Tour the Stones performed "Far Away Eyes" at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee on 17 June 2015. A live recording from July 1995 was included on the 2016 album Totally Stripped.

The song has been covered by The Handsome Family on their 2002 album Smothered and Covered.[4]

Promotional video[edit]

The official promotional video was directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, who directed several other videos for the band, including those for "Start Me Up," "Jumpin' Jack Flash," and "Fool To Cry." Lindsay-Hogg also directed promotional videos for The Beatles and The Who.

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