niallon – Half The World Away

Once again the requests pay up big time! I’d previously only known this song from hearing it covered by a band I used to work with. It was one of their go-to part pieces and even then I’d no clue it was Oasis. To be honest, Oasis somewhat passed me by growing up. We had “(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?” in the house alright, and Don’t Look Back In Anger was an all-time favourite growing up, but nothing else before or after that album never popped up. Yet I would count Oasis amongst my favourite bands.

I think the problem is that I only finally got into them properly well after that nineties Britpop scene had simmered down, and they were such a product and pioneers of it that maybe some relevance is lost a little listening to the like of “Definitely, Maybe” and “Be Here Now” as a thirty-something in the noughties. Pity that because I absolutely love this track. I also didn’t watch “The Royle Family” which was most people’s first introduction to it….

Thematically this slots right in with some of my absolutely favourites like “Thunder Road” and “Born To Run” about being fed up with your situation and wanting something new. Granted I can rarely find myself leaning towards the concept of getting up and getting out, but the feeling of being stuck in a rut and wanting a change is something I’ve regularly dealt with. So once again the requests bring a new song for the niallon channel and a new song for Niall and I am eternally grateful. As always, watch, like, share, subscribe!

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Bachelors Degree in Arts from NUI Maynooth. Double Honours English & Philosophy.

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