SIXTY MILES TOO FAR (Robert J. Purvis)

Times you really feel you'd like to get away

Things around just bring you down

So what's the point in hanging 'round

You pack your things and head towards the motorway

Standing there an hour or two

But nothing seems to stop for you


CHORUS:

Sixty miles too far

Trying to get a ride but no one sees me

Sixty miles too far

I'm waving my hand, won't someone take me

I was only looking for the sun

Oh, I was only looking for the sun


Without a word to anyone, you slip away

It's not as if they'd really care

Or wish you luck when you get there

Tomorrow isn't all that far away

What's the use of holding on

You're wasting time you should be gone


[repeat CHORUS]

Oh, I was only looking for the sun

Oh, I was only looking for the sun


The friends you thought you had have turned away

The girl who said she'd wait for you

Is probably out with someone new

But don't forget there's still another way

It's stretching out before your eyes

It's all for you, why don't you try


[repeat CHORUS]

Oh, I was only looking for the sun

Oh, I was only looking for the sun

Oh, I was only looking for the sun

Oh, I was only looking for the sun

Oh, I was only looking for the sun

Oh, I was only looking for the sun

Oh, I was only looking for the sun

Oh, I was only looking for the sun.


SIXTY MILES TOO FAR (Robert J. Purvis)
[Live version]

Times you really feel you'd like to get away

Things around just bring you down

So what's the point in hanging 'round

You pack your things; you head towards the motorway

You're standing there an hour or two

But nothing seems to stop for you


CHORUS:

Sixty miles too far

Trying to get a ride but no one sees me

Sixty miles too far

I'm waving my hand, won't someone take me

I was only looking for the sun

Oh, I was only looking for the sun


Without a word to anyone, you slip away

It's not as if they'd really care

Or wish you luck when you get there

Tomorrow isn't all that far away

What's the use of holding on

You're wasting time you should be gone


[repeat CHORUS]

Oh, I was only looking for the sun

Oh, I was only looking for the sun


The friends you thought you had have turned away

The girl who said she'd wait for you

Is probably out with someone new

But don't forget there's still another way

It's stretching out before your eyes

It's all for you, why don't you try


[repeat CHORUS]

Oh, I was only looking for the sun

Oh, I was only looking for the sun

Oh, I was only looking for the sun

Oh, I was only looking for the sun

Oh, I was only looking for the sun

Oh, I was only looking for the sun

Oh, I was only looking for the sun.


©1975 Ganga Publishing B.V.

lyrics from Harder To Live LP lyric sheet insert
corrections by Tom Brennan