The Faraway Nearby
Cyndi Lauper Lyrics


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Out in the faraway nearby
Can your hear my call
Out in the faraway nearby
I'm breaking down the walls
Till you're here to stay
Out from the faraway

Hot looks, cold words,
Don't know what it is you heard
But I didn't mean it,
If I said something wrong
Short nights, long dreams
Something happens in between
Then a weird feeling,
Like you're here but still you're gone
...Oo, heart beats
Like a knock on the door
But it sounds so faraway

In the faraway nearby
Can your hear me call
Out in the faraway nearby
I'm breaking down the walls
Till you're here to stay
Out from the faraway

Big whisper, small scream
But it's not like what it seems
Locked up in the open
Don't know which way to go
Deserts, oceans
Leaving footprints in the sand
Hoping that you'll see them
And wishing you'd follow
...And walk with me hand in hand, ya-ha
And talk with me you got a plan, ah-ha
And hold me, and hold me




Don't stop...in the faraway nearby
Can you here me call

Overall Meaning

Cyndi Lauper's song "The Faraway Nearby" depicts the feeling of longing for someone. The faraway is depicted as a place where the person the song is dedicated to is unreachable but just at the corner, where she can almost hear the call of the singer. The walls that need breaking down indicate the emotional barriers that people erect, often to protect themselves. The singer is making an effort to let the other person know that she is waiting for them and wants them to stay. The chorus repeats the sentiment, emphasizing that she is hoping the other person gets her message: "Can you hear me call / out in the faraway nearby /I’m breaking down the walls / till you’re here to stay."


The verses paint a picture of the confusion and the internal conflict the singer is experiencing through her use of contradictory imagery. The words don't match the looks; a small scream is not the same as a big whisper. The open that is locked up further highlights the confusion the singer feels. The desert and the ocean indicate the long journey the singer has been on, leaving footprints in the sand, hoping that the other person sees them and follows along. But she hopes that the person walks with her, hand in hand, and talks about their plan together.


Line by Line Meaning

Out in the faraway nearby
Despite being close in proximity, I feel emotionally distant from you.


Can your hear my call
I am reaching out to you, hoping you will hear me.


I'm breaking down the walls
I am trying my best to bring down the barriers that keep us apart.


Till you're here to stay
My goal is for you to be fully present in my life.


Out from the faraway
I am seeking a way to bridge the gap between us.


Hot looks, cold words,
Our interactions are filled with mixed signals and confusion.


Don't know what it is you heard
I am unsure of what information you have received and how it has affected you.


But I didn't mean it,
I apologize if I have said something hurtful or misleading to you.


If I said something wrong
I acknowledge that I may have made a mistake in my communication with you.


Short nights, long dreams
My thoughts are consumed with you, even when I am asleep.


Something happens in between
I am unsure of how to articulate my feelings towards you.


Then a weird feeling,
Although I am drawn to you, I cannot fully understand my emotions.


Like you're here but still you're gone
I feel both connected and disconnected from you at the same time.


Oo, heart beats
My heart is racing with anticipation of what could be.


Like a knock on the door
The sound of my heart beating feels like someone knocking on my emotional walls.


But it sounds so faraway
Despite my emotional intensity, I still feel distant from you.


Big whisper, small scream
My desire to be with you is both subtle and overpowering.


But it's not like what it seems
Despite my strong emotions, I still have doubts about our relationship.


Locked up in the open
I feel trapped in my own feelings, unable to express them fully to you.


Don't know which way to go
I am unsure of how to proceed with our relationship.


Deserts, oceans
I am willing to brave any physical distance to be with you.


Leaving footprints in the sand
I am taking steps towards you, leaving a trail to follow.


Hoping that you'll see them
I am optimistic that you will notice my efforts to reach you.


And wishing you'd follow
I hope that you will reciprocate my feelings and take the necessary steps to pursue a relationship with me.


And walk with me hand in hand, ya-ha
I envision a future with you where we are united and supportive of each other.


And talk with me you got a plan, ah-ha
I hope that we can have open and honest communication about our relationship moving forward.


And hold me, and hold me
I crave emotional and physical closeness with you.


Don't stop...in the faraway nearby
I am determined to make this relationship work despite our current distance and emotional barriers.


Can you hear me call
I am still reaching out to you, hoping that you will reciprocate my feelings.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
Written by: TOM GRAY, CYNDI LAUPER

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Lying in my bed I hear the clock tick
And think of you
Caught up in circles
Confusion is nothing new
Flashback, warm nights
Almost left behind
Suitcases of memories
Time after

Sometimes you picture me
I'm walking too far ahead
You're calling to me, I can't hear
What you've said
Then you say, go slow
I fall behind
The second hand unwinds

If you're lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I'll be waiting
Time after time

If you're lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I will be waiting
Time after time

After my picture fades and darkness has
Turned to gray
I’m watching through windows
And you're wondering if I'm okay
Secrets stolen from deep inside
The drum beats out of time

If you're lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I'll be waiting
Time after time

If you're lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I'll be waiting
Time after time

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If you're lost you can look and you will really, really really, really really find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I know that I will be waiting

Time after time
Time after time
Hold on, hold on…..

Time after time
Time after time
Time after time
Time after time……..

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