So Far Away

Staind

About So Far Away

"So Far Away" is a song by American band Staind. It was released in June 2003 as the second single from their fourth album 14 Shades of Grey. The song enjoyed much success on both rock and mainstream radio, reaching number-one on the US Mainstream Rock Tracks for fourteen consecutive weeks, one of the longest runs in the chart's history, and number-one on the Modern Rock Tracks for seven non-consecutive weeks. The song also became the band's second top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 24.  


Year:
2003
4:05
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This is my life
Its not what it was before
All these feelings I've shared
And these are my dreams
That I'd never lived before
Somebody shake me
'Cause I
I must be sleeping

Now that we're here,
It's so far away
All the struggle we thought was in vain
All in the mistakes,
One life contained
They all finally start to go away
Now that we're here it's so far away
And I feel like I can face the day, and I can forgive
And I'm not ashamed to be the person that I am today

These are my words
That I've never said before
I think I'm doing okay
And this is the smile
That I've never shown before

Somebody shake me 'cause I
I must be sleeping

Now that we're here,
It's so far away
All the struggle we thought was in vain
All in the mistakes,
One life contained
They all finally start to go away
Now that we're here it's so far away
And I feel like I can face the day, and I can forgive
And I'm not ashamed to be the person that I am today

I'm so afraid of waking
Please don't shake me
Afraid of waking
Please don't shake me

Now that we're here,
It's so far away
All the struggle we thought was in vain
All in the mistakes,
One life contained
They all finally start to go away
Now that we're here it's so far away
And I feel like I can face the day, and I can forgive
And I'm not ashamed to be the person that I am today

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Staind

Staind ( /ˈsteɪnd/ STAYND) is an American rock band that was formed in 1995 in Springfield, Massachusetts. For 17 years, the band consisted of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Aaron Lewis, lead guitarist Mike Mushok, bassist Johnny April, and drummer Jon Wysocki (who left in May 2011). To date, the band has recorded seven studio albums: Tormented (1996), Dysfunction (1999), Break the Cycle (2001), 14 Shades of Grey (2003), Chapter V (2005), The Illusion of Progress (2008), and their self-titled album (2011). The band has had five chart-topping singles and sold over 15 million records worldwide. more »

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Written by: John April, Jonathan Wysocki, Michael Mushok, Aarron Lewis

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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10 facts about this song

Album Information
"So Far Away" is a song from the band Staind's album "14 Shades of Grey". This was their fourth studio album, released in May 2003.
Song Popularity
The song was highly popular upon its release and reached No.1 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock chart and No.2 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.
Noteworthy Lyrics
The lyrics beautifully capture a transition from despair to hope, portraying the band's evolution emotionally and musically.
Song Writer
The song was written by the band's lead vocalist Aaron Lewis.
Music Video
The music video for "So Far Away" debuted in June 2003 and features the band performing in front of a large crowd, reflecting the song's introspective theme.
Award Nomination
In 2004, the song was nominated for a Billboard Music Award for Modern Rock Track of the Year.
Commercial Use
The song has been used in several TV shows, movies, and commercials, demonstrating its mass appeal and enduring popularity.
Emotional Resonance
Fans often interpret the emotionally poignant lyrics as reflecting a sense of maturity, inner peace or contentment about the band's journey.
Chart Achievement
"So Far Away" is among only a few Staind songs to have made it to the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Official Recognition
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified the album "14 Shades of Grey" as platinum, an acknowledgment of the popularity of songs like "So Far Away."

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