"The Distance" as written by and Fred Small....
We pass through these rooms without speaking
Where the light throws a pattern of lace
You say you don't know if you are leaving
But there's no shadow of doubt upon your face
And you tell me there is no other
And I know you well enough to know it's true
And well enough to know you need a lover
Who can give what I never gave to you.

You can say that you were lonely
When I lay right by your side
You can say you saw the distance
When I looked you in the eye
And you can say I never reached you
No matter how many times I tried
But don't say I didn't love you
Cause that's a god damn lie

I emptied the drawer filled with letters
And I bowed my head and cried
No one ever loved me better
There was love in every line
But there were times I didn't hold you
When all you needed was a touch
And there were times when I said nothing
When one word would have been enough

And it seems sometimes like I lost my hand to a machine
In an accident a long time ago
It grabbed at my fingers and tore them off clean
Still I wait for these fingers to grow
And if I had fingers I'd touch your cheek
With a gesture so gentle and fine
I would braid your hair with baby's breath
I would take your hand in mine

You can say that you were lonely
When I lay right by your side
You can say you saw the distance
When I looked you in the eye
And you can say I never reached you
No matter how many times I tried
But don't say I didn't love you
Cause that's a god damn lie

I hear your voice in the morning
Singing softly to yourself
I know you imaging the loving
That awaits you with somebody else
And maybe I will find another
Who will take me in spite of these scars

And each of us yet may discover
How innocent we are

You can say that you were lonely
When I lay right by your side
You can say you saw the distance
When I looked you in the eye
And you can say I never reached you
No matter how many times I tried
But don't say I didn't love you
Cause that's a god damn lie

I know you won't say I didn't love you
Cause you know it would be a lie




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"The Distance" as written by Fred Small

Lyrics © FREDERICK E. SMALL D/B/A PINE BARRENS MUSIC

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