Just Out of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms)
A love that runs away from me Dreams that just won't let me be Blues that keeps on bothering me Chains that just won't set me free So far away from you and all your charm Just out of reach of my two empty arms Each night in dreams I see your face Memories and time cannot erase Then I awake and find you're gone Then I'm so blue and all alone So far away from you so sweet and warm Just out of reach of my two empty arms That lonesome feeling all the time Knowing you could not be mine Dreams that hurt me in my sleep Vows that we could never keep So far away from you and all your charm Just out of reach of my two empty arms, empty arms
Written by: V.F. (PAPPY) STEWART
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7 facts about this song
"Just Out of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms)" was written by Virgil F. Stewart.
Faron Young's Version
Country music singer Faron Young released his version of the song in 1971. - His rendition was included on his album, "It's Four in the Morning." - Although Faron Young was a notable figure in the country music industry, his recording of this song did not achieve the same level of success as some of his other hits.
Patsy Cline's Version
Renowned country artist Patsy Cline covered the song for her self-titled album, which was released globally posthumously in 1973, even though she had recorded it as early as 1961. - Cline's version echoes her usual style, showcasing her powerful and emotive voice.
Percy Sledge's Version
Rhythm and Blues artist Percy Sledge is also among the notable musicians who have covered "Just Out of Reach." - His soulful rendition of the song was included on his album, "Take Time to Know Her," released in 1968.
Solomon Burke's Version
Solomon Burke, often hailed as one of the founders of soul music, performed a soul/gospel version of the song. - His recording of "Just Out of Reach" was released as a single in 1961 and it was his first to make the Billboard Top 100, establishing his career as one of the pioneers of soul music. - Burke's version embodies his unique blend of gospel and rhythm & blues, making it distinctly different from every other rendition.
Solomon Burke's version of the song reached #7 on the R&B chart and #24 on the pop chart significantly contributing to the song's overall popularity.
Variety of Musical Styles
An interesting aspect of "Just Out of Reach" is the variety of musical styles it has been performed in, showing its versatility. From country to soul, each artist offers a unique perspective on the song through their individual style.
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