Grant Maloy Smith

Grant Maloy Smith

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Country - Americana | South Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States
Total Song Plays: 181   
Member Since: 2014
   Last Login: over 30 days ago
   Sounds Like: Lyle Lovett, Rodney Crowell

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Song Description

From the Billboard Top 10 American Roots album "Dust Bowl - American Stories" This song tells the story of one of the many thousands of young people who traveled however they could to claim the land in the Great Plains offered by the US government as part of the Homestead Act. He is hoping that once he gets their farm up and running that his girl will follow him out there so that they can start their lives.

Story Behind the Song

From the Billboard Top 10 American Roots album "Dust Bowl - American Stories" This song tells the story of one of the many thousands of young people who traveled however they could to claim the land in the Great Plains offered by the US government as part of the Homestead Act. He is hoping that once he gets their farm up and running that his girl will follow him out there so that they can start their lives.

Lyrics

So Far Away
© words and music Grant Maloy Smith

I'm so far away
On this Monday
Still more miles away
from your arms

I've been riding
Hitch and hiking
Never minding
Honking cars

Since I went west
On this blind quest
Waking cold and wet
Inside these barns

How in the world did I get so far?
Where would I be without my star?
When I get there I'll call for you
(But) will you come a-running when I do?

I'm so far away
Lost three times a day
Tripping sideways
to pass the time

I've been thinking
All this weekend
Was I drinking
Or was I right?

They've got land there
We can plan there
Take our stand there
And start our life

Chorus

I'm so far away
On this Friday
Still more miles away
from your arms

I've been riding
hitch and hiking
Never minding
honking cars

Since I went west
on this blind quest
Waking cold and wet
inside these barns

Chorus

Song Length
2:51
Genres
Country - Americana, Country - Bluegrass
Tempo / Feel
Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
In High Spirits, Peaceful

Subject Matter
Hitchhiking, Youth

Similar Artists
Hank Williams, Willie Nelson
Language
English
Era
1930 - 1939

Lyric Credits Grant Maloy Smith
Music Credits Grant Maloy Smith
Producer Credits Grant Maloy Smith and Jeff Silverman
Publisher Credits Grant Maloy Smith
Performance Credits Grant Maloy Smith
Label Credits Suburban Cowboy LLC