From Afar
Vance Joy Lyrics


You told me 'boy look the other way'
You told me 'boy bite your tongue'
Yes that's not the way,
Yeah that's not the way
Ah that's just not the way that friends behave
Ah that's just not the way that friends behave
Oh no, no, no,
No, no, no, no

You lined me up
Across the room
Two falling sparks
One willing fool
And I, I always knew
That I would love you from afar

You told me 'boy look the other way'
You told me 'boy hide those hands'
Well I've been living on the crumbs of your love
And I'm starving now

And that is just the way that we remain
Ah that will be the way that we remain
Oh no no no
No no no no

You lined me up
Across the room
Two falling sparks
One willing fool
And I, I always knew
That I would love you from afar

You lined me up
Across the room
Two falling sparks
One willing fool
And I, I always knew
That I would love you from afar

It shouldn't come as a surprise
What I'm feeling, what I'm feeling now
It shouldn't come as a surprise
She got darling hazel eyes

It shouldn't come as a surprise
What I'm feeling, what I'm feeling now

It shouldn't come as a surprise
What I'm feeling, what I'm feeling now

It shouldn't come as a surprise
What I'm feeling, what I'm feeling now

It shouldn't come as a surprise
What I'm feeling, what I'm feeling now

Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: JAMES KEOGH

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Marïa

You told me 'boy look the other way'
You told me 'boy bite your tongue'
Yes that's not the way,
Yeah that's not the way
Ah that's just not the way that friends behave
Ah that's just not the way that friends behave
Oh no, no, no,
No, no, no, no

You lined me up
Across the room
Two falling sparks
One willing fool
And I, I always knew
That I would love you from afar

You told me 'boy look the other way'
You told me 'boy hide those hands'
Well I've been living on the crumbs of your love
And I'm starving now

And that is just the way that we remain
Ah that will be the way that we remain
Oh no no no
No no no no

You lined me up
Across the room
Two falling sparks
One willing fool
And I, I always knew
That I would love you from afar

You lined me up
Across the room
Two falling sparks
One willing fool
And I, I always knew
That I would love you from afar

It shouldn't come as a surprise
What I'm feeling, what I'm feeling now
It shouldn't come as a surprise
She got darling hazel eyes

It shouldn't come as a surprise
What I'm feeling, what I'm feeling now

It shouldn't come as a surprise
What I'm feeling, what I'm feeling now

It shouldn't come as a surprise
What I'm feeling, what I'm feeling now

It shouldn't come as a surprise
What I'm feeling, what I'm feeling now



All comments from YouTube:

Will Street

"I've been living on the crumbs of your love and I'm starving now" has to be one of the most anguished and heart-wrenching lines ever written. Loving someone from afar is a hunger that never passes and can never be satiated. They give us just enough to keep the hope burning because they love the attention, but they don't understand just how much they're chipping away at our ability to laugh and feel joy. They destroy us one smiling gaze at a time never caring that the cost of a smile is quiet suffering.

Bruna Tostes

Why do people make such beautiful, heartbreaking music videos? I swear I almost cried.

S O

I always cry to this song 🤷🏼‍♂️

Rafael C

ALMOST? shit call me a crybaby... I cried the first time I heard this song because my first love left me when I joined the military straight up said "it's me or the army , because I can't deal with the risk of you possibly dying out there..." and that was that... I felt this song down to my core.... doesn't help that im a hopeless romantic and the emotion that Vance Joy has in his music will always keep me coming back for more of his beautiful work...

Orrbut Studios

It hurts.

Jaiden Paskanik

Bruna Tostes nowadays it’s all about rapping, money, drugs, and bragging

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Tony Zibizo

Story Time: The boy in the red shirt had always liked the one in the blue shirt. They have been friends for quite a while. As he slowly started to mature through puberty he realized he liked the boy in the blue shirt more and more, and not just as a friend. He grew up, and all the small moments that he had with this boy with the blue shirt he glorified because he was the one to share those moments with him. But on the day of the annual picnic the day that he had planned to tell the boy with the blue shirt how he truly felt about him, even getting small signs from him like when he leaped on top of him to grab the ball he felt that when they were both alone at a nice place he would finally tell him. But their parents decided to tell one of their friends to come along as she was feeling lonesome and to also bring their daughter. When the daughter met these two friends she immediately fell in love with the ruggedness of the blue shirt boy. Little did the boy with the red shirt know that the boy with the blue shirt also started to grow feelings for this girl. The day went on and the boy with the red shirt realized that he was feeling less and less confident about telling the boy with the blue shirt. So he though up a scheme to get him alone. He tried to get them all to play hide and seek, but the girl quickly outwitted the boy with the red shirt to count, and the boy with blue shirt agreed. As the blindfold was put onto him, he was imagining all the things his eyes were acing to see, he imagined the blue shirt boy shirtless, licking ketchup off himself. After that the pitter patter of their feet left the room. As son as they left he finished counting he quickly undid the blindfold and went to go look for them following a obvious trail they had left behind. The boy with the blue shirt and the girl tried to get away from the boy with the red shirt so the girl can finally kiss him. Every time they found a hiding spot, they saw him in the distance and quickly shuffled to another spot, again and again they did this. Until finally they felt that they got far away from him, that the girl pinned the boy with the blue shirt to the ground and kissed him... but in the distance the boy with the red shirt saw the whole thing. His heart shattered he stood in shock, his friend which he was hoping to make all the more slipped through his fingers. His heart broke as he stood their, and the boy with the red shirt realized he should of not loved from afar... THE END (IF this gains 15 likes i will do one about the parents peace)

Nico Last

@Tony Zibizo closure!

Nico Last

THANK YOU!!

Tony Zibizo

@Video Girl pro Story time: It was a hot summer day, and a man with his wife decided to host a small picnic with some friends. The women in the yellow sundress decided that she would also invite one of her single girlfriends, although she was a very forward person with a flirtatious personality, the woman thought it would do no harm. She knew that her husband had unfriendly attraction towards her, but she understood that maybe these were just feelings of insecurity. The picnic begins and most people arrive, as the table is set up and food begins to be displaced, the friend of this woman walks in with her daughter, she tells her daughter to go find the other kids as she greets the other people at the picnic. With simple waves and hellos she greets everyone at the table with expection to her husband which she greets with a light kiss on his cheek. Her mood becomes more somber, as she realizes that it was a mistake inviting this friend to her gathering. Her husband begins to regale the table with a story, however despite talking to everyone, the husband only looks to the beautiful woman across from him with the red top and pale white sunhat for her reaction. His eyebroes raise and voice jumps with excitement when she laughs or reacts in joy to his story. She looks to her husband and realizes that he is looking to this other woman in way that she has not felt looked at. Her mind begins to drift, wondering on as to why he is wanting her attention, self doubt about herself, so many questions pounding in her head that her face turns to a blank stare. She has lost herself only to be slightly comforted by the person across the table as she walks over briefly placing a hand on her shoulder to see if she is okay. They exchange slight smiles as if to tell eachother that she is okay. The day passes, and before she realizes it, dessert is being served with champagne to drink. Her husband anxiously waiting to toast as he looks to this beautiful women to touch glasses immediately after someone else in table says how grateful they should all be to be enjoying this picnic together. Her thoughts become more torn, more diluted with each glass of champagne, insecurities rise while rationalitie leaves. Her husband realizing that the woman in the sunhat is running low on champagne, goes to fill her cup, grabbing the bottle and bringing it close to her as he tries to slip in a small joke about how you must always keep your glass more than halfway full. He accidently let's the bottle pour for too long, and some of the champagne spills on to this women's red top, he goes to jokefully wipe it off with his hands, grazing the top part of her chest as if that's what he intended all along. She finally cannot stand to watch her husband play the fool or the trickstar and gets up and begins to walk away. She realizes that inviting her friend there was not the right decision, as she begins to question her very standing with her husband. Should friends really behave this way with other friends. The husband realizing his wife is leaving goes to console her, but it does not seem in a way that he is councious of what he is doing. In an almost ignorant tone he walks up to his wife to ask what is wrong, as if not present at the table for his own actions. The wife turns to him after leaving eyesight of picnic table and says "It shouldn't come as a surprise what I am feeling now." -THE END

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