A Song about Wanderlust, Yearning to Travel and Explore — “Far Away” by Mark Shock

In his 1st of 2 shows on Alive with Clive, Mark Shock mentioned that the idea for “Far Away” began to formulate after he saw the movie, The Yearling, starring Gregory Peck.

"Far Away" by Mark Shock on Alive with Clive

One of the characters in the movie, as noted on Wikipedia, is “Fodder-Wing,” which sounds like Far Away, and so as Mark tells it he encapsulates in his song, “Far Away,” a description of the yearning to travel and explore a person with the name “Far Away” would have.

He’s on the road for adventure, and the sunlight’s in his face with the wind and sky, all getting him high” ~ Mark Shock, “Far Away”

It’s a song that will most definitely bring to mind this quote from Sarah Francis Brown, which is often misattributed to Mark Twain:

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

If you listen closely, though, you’ll realize that at it’s core the song is about the innate desire each of us has to experience unabashed full self-expression, self-actualization and the realization of our potential.

It’s also a reminder for us, no matter how old or young we may be, to never stop growing and exploring all that life has to offer.

Here’s the full snippet for you to enjoy of Mark Shock singing “Far Away” on Alive with Clive:

“Far Away” is the 1st of 4 songs in the 1st of 2 shows featuring Mark Shock on Alive with Clive.

For the links to Mark’s two shows on Alive with Clive in the Blog post about him, so you can enjoy the complete version of the song, click here.

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