"Distant Shore" as written by and Beavers/ruttan/bentley....
Every day I swim an ocean
Fightin' your memory like endless waves
I've surrendered to the truth, I'll always love you
But I know someday
I'm gonna reach the banks of a distant shore
Where I won't miss you anymore

Once in a while I'll ride the river
Of whiskey wishes from an old shot glass
But the way it used to be, follows me downstream
So I keep knockin' â??em back
Till I reach the distant shore
Where I won't miss you anymore

Someday I'm gonna get there
It might take my last prayer

But one these days I'm gonna cross that ocean
Some sweet angel will set me free
And they'll tell my story, sing a song about glory
And read Psalm 23
When I reach the banks of that distant shore
Where I won't miss you anymore

Gonna rest my soul in the hands of the lord
Where I won't miss you anymore

Lyrics submitted by jimmysgirl

"Distant Shore" as written by Deric Ruttan Brett Beavers

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    General CommentI don't know if its about someone he's not with anymore or someone that has passed away.
    but its about how he will miss them till the day he dies.
    aviethon October 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAmen
    bkbowhunter66on January 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about an old relationship. An old girlfriend that he'll always love but is trying to forget. Everyone has that type of relationship at some point, Dierks just puts it much more eloquently.
    dancerrose7on June 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI saw him concert and he played this song and it was so amazing. He said it was a song about how one day your not going to miss that person you loved. pretty much about a beakup
    PlayCrackth3Skyon July 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about a guy who is really emotionaly attached and really struggling to release the fact that his loved one has died but he does understand that one day he will be in eaven with is loved one but it will take some work to remain saved.
    keaslyon March 21, 2013   Link

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