A Girl Too Far

Notes on the song

I always like to try to record different genres. This is the Red Eye, Symphonic Rock / James Bond influenced soundtrack. I'm now just waiting for a James Bond film called 'A Girl Too Far' to be made, so the song can be added to it!

It is about a man who really needs a partner, but discovers that she is a girl that is, and goes, "too far" and makes his life really bad. But while she makes his life a misery and she is "A Girl Too Far", he still really needs company and a partner, so she is also "But a woman so near".

Being aimed at being a James Bond type soundtrack, it has several references to murder and death. And also the James Bond preferred Martini "Shaken not stirred", but in the lyrics, the man suffers and is "Shaken and Stirred".

The lyrics portray her as a powerful, emotional woman. I am particular proud of the line: "Like water she freezes much faster, when she is still hot". Scientists are still confused why hot water freezes faster than cold water. But that can also describe some people as well!

I spend a lot of time making sure that the singer fits the song. I tried many different singers with this song, so was really pleased to discover Dennis Demille. His powerful, emotional voice fits the song perfectly.

Of course, the situation described in the song does not just apply to men. Women also suffer from men that make their lives misery, both physically and mentally - as emotionally and accurately depicted in the Red Eye song Rhythm. But the lyrics "A boy too far, but a man so near" did not flow as well! But I did use the excellent female vocalist Heidi Vogel (who actually sung 'Rhythm') for the outro to help give the song balance and contrast.

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1st Verse

Right, she said, but never wrote,
All your tears, won't float her boat.
You thought you'd won her, hook, line now sink,
Shoot and reload, there's no time to think.

1st Chorus

Oh you are,
A girl too far,
A girl too far.

2nd Verse

Hand to eye, then scream to sigh.
She files, her nails, watching you die.
Shaken and stirred, dazed and confused.
When you have nothing, you've nothing to lose.

2nd Chorus

Oh you are,
A girl too far,
But a woman so near.

Mid 8

Like water she freezes much faster,
When she is still hot.
You, you can't even get started,
While she can't be stopped.

3rd Verse

Time to kill, places to go.
Yet time, goes fast, and pain so slow.
You're a dead man running,
A crosshair display,
You don't believe, but you lie there and pray.

3rd Chorus

Oh you are,
A girl too far,
But a woman so near.


A woman so near,
Woman so near,
A girl too far.


"Audacious and brilliant words over James Bond-inspired music ... he is on a roll with his unmistakable talent ... Red Eye's long discography list has many deserving songs ... Be ready to be seduced by Red Eye and Demille's tune."
Indie Shark

"A Girl Too Far ... is a class act", with the singer Demille is "icing on the already chilling tune". A "deeper dive into Red Eye's discography reveals an arsenal of rarities ... Red Eye and Dennis Demille deliciously devour the listener, one sip of martini at a time. Shaken, not stirred, of course."
Indie Pulse Music

"Combining the smoldering class of a James Bond theme song, and the baritone voice of a Broadway leading man ... A Girl Too Far leaves the listener intimately close. Raise your glass and sip away at this lavish thriller. A Girl Too Far is just the necessary drama, half shaken, half stirred, to evolve into a late night tryst ... A Girl Too Far revitalizes the tantalizing mood of a sixties marquee lounge scene and the scarlet romanticism of a who-done-it. The swooping orchestration fills the spaces and creates an even deeper listening experience. As a listener, I was just so zeroed in on the song, and nothing could distract me. To hear this song on vinyl, with a couple of loud speakers filling the room, now that would be ideal. A wide swath of music lovers should check out A Girl Too Far. Fans of Depeche Mode, Nick Cave, Joy Division, Frank Sinatra and The Doors are just a quick shortlist. I think this song kicks the door wide open for a variety of tastes. Red Eye continue to astound."
The Hollywood Digest

"A Girl Too Far contains the fireworks dreams are made of. Aspiring to be a thematic song for the James Bond franchise, A Girl Too Far is one unique rock opera/adult contemporary odyssey ... A Girl Too Far goes the distance. God, this song is so fun and so intriguing. The music bed is just that dreary, mysterioso caper coda ... I think it slips itself perfectly into the Sean Connery Bond character, but maybe even a Roger Moore version. It's deliciously classy, like Bond, but dangerous (also like Bond). Writing excellent songs is not new to Red Eye ... Red Eye aims and secures a winner. A Girl Too Far is not to be overlooked."
Colin Jordan Medium.Com review

"An exquisite ode to James Bond rock orchestra themes, with a dash of flare, once you get started, there's no turning back on A Girl Too Far. It's that good ... Only a guy like Trevor Perfect, the man behind Red Eye, can write a song with such a memorable femme fatale. And only a baritone-rich man like Demille can deliver the words with such class and finesse ... It also has a fierce, kapow-like burst that caffeinates the vibe, a modern touch. Red Eye is so good at blending all of these sonic outcasts and heating them up in his musical kiln ... Red Eye has such a strong history of making each song count as really something ... Just in time for Halloween or the nightmare relationship you have in your life, A Girl Too Far has that extra chill factor that can't be replicated. High praise for Red Eye ..."
Official Fame Magazine

"This is the Red Eye, symphonic rock / James Bond-influenced soundtrack. I'm now just waiting for a James Bond film called A Girl Too Far to be made, so the song can be added to it!"
Paste Magazine

A Girl Too Far was also awarded the 23rd best song of the Top 400 Songs Of The Year by NBT Music Radio Station.

Top 400 Songs Of The Year by NBT Music Radio Station