100 Greatest Rolling Stones Songs

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73. "Far Away Eyes" (1978)

Country music that doesn't get weighed down with reverence. Over that Bakersfield arrangement, with Wood on the pedal steel, Jagger sings about driving down the road, listening to gospel radio, hearing the preacher announce, "You always got the Lord by your side," and running 20 red lights in God's name. It's a loving outsiders' tribute to the essential weirdness of America.

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