‘Long Way From Home’ music video

I’ve just released a music video on my YouTube channel for a new song called ‘Long Way From Home’.

I live on the other side of the world from everyone I know and love. I’ve been horrified watching the news about the UK, seeing what people there are going through. I talk to my family and friends nearly every night, and almost every one of them is having a hard time.

I live in the Australian bush – no Covid, no lockdown, no Brexit. I alternate between feeling abject gratitude and abject guilt for being here. I miss my family and friends, more than they know, and feel desperate at times not knowing when I’ll be able to see them again.

The best way for me to express these feelings is to write about them. So ‘Long Way From Home’ is a song from my heart, a song to say I may be far away but I’m still there in spirit.

You can see the lyrics below and download the song for free here.

xx

long way from home/elm/dec 2020

I’m as far away as I can be
I find it is hard to breathe
When everyone I know is drowning deep
And it’s me that’s on the shore

I don’t have a magic brew
There’s nothing I can do but pray

Cos I’m a long way from home
I’m a long way from home
And I’m a long way from home

Everyone I know is feeling bleak
They hide it, they say to me
This crimson tide will turn eventually
They don’t believe a word they say

And I’m wishing I could be
Someone they could lean on

But I’m a long way from home
I’m a long way from home
And I’m a long way, I’m a long way from home

Some of us are broken and bereaved
They’re dying for certainty
Everyone is frightened underneath
And I can’t leave I can’t be there

Cos I’m a long way from home
I’m a long way from home
And I’m a long way, I’m a long way
I’m a long way from home