Wednesday, May 14, 2008

OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD


"Other Side of the World" is a song by Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall and is the opening track on her debut album, Eye to the Telescope. It was released 9 May 2005 as the second single from that album and became her first UK Top 20, charting at #13 in the UK Singles Chart (see 2006 in British music). It was released in the United States and Canada as the third and final single from the album, and the Music Video was in rotation on MuchMoreMusic. It is reportedly one of KT Tunstall's favourite songs.

The song is about long distance relationships and the problems they have and how they seldom work out. It is based on a true story of two friends Tunstall had who were a couple but one lived in Scotland the other in America.

As an April Fool's Day joke her manager told her that another artist was about to release a song almost identical to "Other Side of the World", so they would have to shelve Tunstall's release. As she was proud of her song and fell for the prank, Tunstall joked that she would have to do something major to get him back next year. (...from wikipedia)

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Over the sea and far away
She's waiting like an iceberg
Waiting to change
But she's cold inside
She wants to be like the water

All the muscles tighten in her face
Buries her soul in one embrace
They're one and the same
Just like water

And the fire fades away
Most of everyday
Is full of tired excuses
But it's too hard to say
I wish it were simple
But we give up easily
You're close enough to see that
You're the other side of the world to me

On comes the panic light
Holding on with fingers and feelings alike
But the time has come
To move along

And the fire fades away
Most of everyday
Is full of tired excuses
But it's to hard to say
I wish it were simple
But we give up easily
You're close enough to see that
You're the other side of the world

Can you help me
Can you let me go
And can you still love me
When you can't see me anymore

And the fire fades away
Most of everyday
Is full of tired excuses
But it's too hard to say
I wish it were simple
But we give up easily
You're close enough to see that

You're the other side of the world
You're the other side of the world
You're the other side of the world to me


6 Comments:

At 12:38 AM, Anonymous stallone said...

Are you trying to tell me something?

 
At 11:45 PM, Anonymous stallone said...

A friend once reminded me that the sun and the earth are 93 million miles away from each other, but their relationship creates a beauty that could not exist if they were any closer or further away from each other.

 
At 11:53 PM, Blogger kauban said...

hehe. nice. but i wonder, would the same friend talk about love and hate in the same sentence? Or at least joy and pain... i like the analogy's poetic beauty. there must be some truth to it that i don't see just yet.

 
At 12:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

discovering the meaning in between your thoughts is like reading a poetry whose meaning is not found in the written words but in the space between words....

 
At 9:59 PM, Blogger kauban said...

i guess that's a compliment? unfortunately, I just copied the entries somewhere else...

 
At 3:49 AM, Blogger A. B. said...

so when are you coming to this side of the world? ",)

'tol, ano ba pde ipadala? hehe...
basta magparamdam ka naman pag andito ka na.

 

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