"The Distance" as written by and Evan/lacy Lowenstein....
the sky has lost its color
the sun has turned to grey
at least that's how it feels to me
whenever you're away

i crawl up in a corner
as i watch the minutes pass
each one brings me closer to
the time when you'll be back
you're comin back

i can't take the distance
i can't take the miles
i can't take the time until the next time i see you smile
i can't take the distance
and i'm not ashamed
that i can't take a breath without seeing your name

but i can't breathe a hurricane
and still be standing tall
when all the dust has settled down
but i can't take the distance

i still believe in feelings
but sometimes i feel too much
i make believe you're close to me
but it ain't close enough
not nearly close enough

i can't take the distance
i can't take the miles
i can't take the time until the next time i see you smile
i can't take the distance
and i'm not ashamed
that i can't take a breath without seeing your name

but i can't breathe a hurricane and
still be standing tall
when all the dust has settled down

i can't take the distance
i can't take the miles
i can't take the time until the next time i see you smile
i can't take the distance
and i'm not ashamed
that i can't take a breath without seeing your name
and i can't take the distance
the distance


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"The Distance" as written by Evan Lowenstein Ty Lacy

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    General CommentThis is a great song about a long distance relationship. I've definetly felt this way... you can't take the distance. Loving someone so much, but this distance almost makes you feel like you're being torn apart from somebody. your world that once revolved around being with that person only has memories and the phone to keep you together with that person and sometimes thats just not good enough.
    LiveUrLifeon April 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song to me really hits home. It reminds me about my b/f and how we are forced to have distance between us. It's the hardest thing in the world to be away from someone you care so much for. This song seems to know just how hard it is. It's a great song that makes me tear up everytime!
    MorningStar_1991on June 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentoh my gosh i just downloaded this song for no reason one day. and oh-my-gosh. i cant stop listening to it. its sooo awesome. and it reminds me of my ex boyfriend when he moved. we loved each other so much and he moved. he died from being in a car accedent after he moved while we were still together and i wish this song was around when that happned. cause thats all it reminds me of. :-)
    Mandykinson July 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTHis explains how I feel about my boyfriend. I had to move away and we have been together for about 2 years and I miss him so bad, and I never can wait to see him again but I know everything will be ok because we really love and trust each other, and I will be 18 soon! I love him with all me heart and soul and I hope, that he gets this b/c I haven't talked to him to \dayand I miss him really bad. I love you JONO call me please
    nikole_kirk4everon July 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, what they said :-)
    dashguitargrrl03on August 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOkay this song is really good. It really hits close to home with me and the one person who I love more than anything. Except that person live 2 states away, 539 miles, and 9 and a half hours. So its rough, but are love is still strong. I love you corey!
    LowRider4504on August 31, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song means so much. my fiancee left 3 days ago for basic training in san antonio, TX and i can't begin to describe the pain i feel in my heart. I can't have contact with him, only letters and it sucks. i would never wish this on anyone. but this song helps me, because it describes the way i feel. *I crawl up in the corner
    As I watch the minutes pass
    Each one brings me closer to
    The time when you'll be back
    You're coming back
    This part is so true!
    I love you Brian.
    usafgirl18on September 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmemories....that's all this song says...memories...and how they just grow further away, just as the person does that leaves...i hate love... :(
    Dropstareon September 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song always makes me sad. I remeinds me of when I went off for a week, leaving my boyfriend. I listened to this song all week, and I missed him so much! Well, I came back, and he dumped me for a girl from Scotland who was leaving in 2 days! I couldn't believe how much I gave to him and how little I meant to him. Sometimes I do feel to much. Jake, you're scum.
    Teakon September 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is me and my very close friend's song. he doesnt know it, but ever since the first time i heard this song back in november of 2001, it has reminded me of him. still today, i can put it on and be taken back to the very first time i heard it. it perfectly describes everything i feel towards him. i just wish he didn't have to be away so often. hopefully this year he will be closer to home. being a professional athlete doesn't give you a lot of time to be home. :(
    trlgrl20on September 16, 2002   Link

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