Friday, April 1, 2011

SB's Favorite Rolling Stones Song: Far Away Eyes

The Viking sings this song to me all the time, and it always makes me crack up laughing. I was singing it in the shower this morning. How two English boys got it so right is beyond me.

Far Away Eyes [Jagger/Richards]

I was driving home early Sunday morning through Bakersfield
Listening to gospel music on the colored radio station
And the preacher said, "You know you always have the
Lord by your side"

And I was so pleased to be informed of this, that I ran
Twenty red lights in his honor
Thank you Jesus, thank you lord

I had an arrangement to meet a girl, and I was kind of late
And I thought by the time I got there she'd be off
She'd be off with the nearest truck driver she could find
Much to my surprise, there she was sittin in the corner
A little bleary, worse for wear and tear
Was a girl with far away eyes

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 damn
Get a girl with far away eyes

Well the preacher kept right on saying that all I had to do was send
Ten dollars to the Church of the Sacred Bleeding Heart of Jesus
Located somewhere in Los Angeles, California
And next week they'd say my prayer on the radio
And all my dreams would come true
So I did, the next week, I got a prayer, and a girl
Well, you know what kind of eyes she got

So if you're down on your luck
I know you all sympathize
Find a girl with far away eyes
And if you're downright disgusted
And life ain't worth a damn
Get a girl with far away eyes


Jeannie said...

So you got the far away eyes huh? Lookin a little worse for the wear and tear?

Aren't we all?

Danny said...

this track cracks me up, too! Jagger's deep south accent coming from anybody else, you'd assume they had learning difficulties!

Ms. Moon said...

I love Keith and Mick.
I love you more.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Nope. The boyfriend just thinks the song is funny. So do I.

Yeah, Jagger nails that accent. Totally.

Thank you Jesus! Thank you Lord!

And Ms. Moon, I love you MAS!

the guy in the silk taffeta dress said...

Love that song! :)
Was it written for Jerry Hall, I'm wondering?

Syd said...

This song and Mick's attempt at being sleazy southern crack me up.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Guy in the silk taffeta dress,
Could be. I never thought about it. Love you.

Yeah, it is hysterical, especially when the Viking sings it with facial expressions. Laugh.

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

I love Keith and Mick and you and Ms Moon xx

Sarcastic Bastard said...

And I ASSURE you, Ms. Moon and I love you LOADS!