I was watching a YouTube video the other day of a circa 1971 performance by James Taylor. I’ve always loved this song, but it was his spoken words before and after the song that struck me as significant at this time on my journey.
In the opening act he speaks of playing a new song that doesn’t have a title yet… He goes on to explain that this song is about “not always getting what you want”.
Long ago and far away as he explains, is a musically cyclical melody…but I believe it’s also a reflection of how cyclical/circular certain events and lessons and loves and life itself can be, if we really stop to think about.
At the end of the song he remarks, “and it doesn’t have an ending yet either”.
Beginnings and endings …sometimes it’s difficult to tell one from the other… or maybe they’re all just a part of the greater grander scheme.
Watch “James Taylor Long Ago and Far Away” on YouTube
Long Ago and Far Away