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  1. Distance

From the recording Distance

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.   

Lyrics

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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