|The Kinks - Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround (1970)|
"Now you think you're wiser because you're older, and you think that money buys everything. And you think you need no one to guide you, but you're still a long way from home."
The Kinks had an absolutely stellar run from the mid 60's to the early 70's. This peculiarly titled album contains some outstanding songs, including "Lola" and "This Time Tomorrow." For me though, this pretty little deep cut outshines them all. Admittedly, the sentiment is nothing original and can feel trite when taken at a literal level. The strength of "A Long Way From Home," though, lies in its presence, its atmosphere. Let those things sink in and what you've got here is a stunning melody out in front of a loosely universal theme.
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