Long Agos And Worlds Apart
Small Faces Lyrics


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Please don't ask me how I know
The times before I met you long ago
If I could sit quite still
And times could pass me by
I'd sit quite still and pass the time
I'd have with you

A summer evening touches everywhere

Just like before, we'll meet again




When we can think of long agos and worlds apart
That were and are no more

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Small Faces' song Long Agos and Worlds Apart speak of a yearning for a time long gone, reminiscing about a time before the singer met someone they now hold dear. They express a yearning to go back to that time and just be with them again. The singer appears to have experienced something incredible with this person, something they'd love nothing more than to relive. The song speaks to a deep nostalgia, a longing for a time we can never go back to.


The imagery in the song is particularly poignant. The line "If I could sit quite still, and times could pass me by, I'd sit quite still and pass the time I'd have with you" is particularly moving - the image of the singer sitting still, frozen in time with their loved one, encapsulates the sense of longing and desperation to hold onto a time that everything else has left behind.


The idea that they will meet again "When we can think of long agos and worlds apart that were and are no more" suggests that there is some hope of rekindling that past love, but the reality that the past is forever gone makes it bittersweet. Long Agos and Worlds Apart is a beautiful and melancholy song that speaks to the nature of human existence; a constant yearning for the things we can never possess, the constant hankering for a time that we can never return to.


Line by Line Meaning

Please don't ask me how I know
I cannot explain how I know what I know


The times before I met you long ago
I have memories from before I met you a long time ago


If I could sit quite still
If only I could be still and not have to move


And times could pass me by
And let the time pass me by without interruption


I'd sit quite still and pass the time
I would be content to spend time this way


I'd have with you
If only you were here to share it with me


A summer evening touches everywhere
It feels like a summer evening all around us


Just like before, we'll meet again
We will meet again, just like we did before


When we can think of long agos and worlds apart
We can reminisce about a long time ago and faraway places


That were and are no more
Things that existed before but have since disappeared




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: IAN MC LAGAN

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