No. 80: ‘Far Away Eyes’ – Top 100 Rolling Stones Songs
Country music can be flat-out-rocking when the Rolling Stones are at the wheel. On this 1978 track from the album 'Some Girls,' the Stones create an interesting Gram Parsons-like song, complete with tremendous tongue-in-cheek lyrics that follow a lonesome man who meets a girl -- yes, with far away eyes -- while traveling through Bakersfield on a Sunday.
While the album version is sung by Mick Jagger, there is supposedly a bootleg version floating around that carries Keith Richards singing, reportedly because the two couldn't agree on the correct vocal approach. Hmm, we wonder what that sounds like? (We wouldn't know because we don't think bootlegging is correct, no officer, not us, no way...)
Watch The Rolling Stones Perform 'Far Away Eyes'