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Dogwood Daughter: THE LISTENING ROOM

Distance

(Dogwood Daughter)
Martha Maria

When I first wrote this song, a friend e-mailed me:  "Martha, I'm sorry!  What happened?"

I think she thought something had gone wrong between me and my husband.  NOT so, thankfully.

I haven't experienced love from the sad perspective of this song for a very long time.  But believe me, I did, and too often, when I was a young woman.  I still remember the aching loneliness. 

I'm not sorry to remember the sad young woman I once was.  I want to remember.  Why?  Because it is remembering one's own vulnerability and hurt that keeps the heart tender and sympathetic toward the hardships of others.   

DISTANCE 

 

I WATCH YOU FROM A DISTANCE

iN THE DISTANCE i STAND

WHEN YOU TURN YOU DON'T NOTICE

OR CARE WHO I AM

 

WHEN YOU SCAN YOUR SURROUNDINGS

YOUR EYES LOOK PAST ME

TO YOU I'M A FIXTURE

JUST A PART OF THE SCENE

 

CHORUS

FROM A DISTANCE I FOLLOW

wHERE YOU WALK ON THIS EARTH

lIKE YOUR GUARDIAN ANGEL

I'M UNSEEN AND UNHEARD

ALL i WANT IS TO LOVE YOU

I'M A FOOL WITH A DREAM

I LOVE YOU FROM A DISTANCE

TELL ME WHY, YOU DON'T CHOOSE ME   

 

YOU'VE GOT LOVERS AND FRIENDS

SOMEONE'S ALWAYS WITH YOU

I'M ALONE IN THE DISTANCE

THE GIRL YOU DON'T CHOOSE

 

SO I LOVE YOU IN SECRET

WITHOUT ANY HOPE

THAT YOU'LL EVER LOVE ME

OR YOU EVEN WILL KNOW

 

CHORUS

 

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