"So Far From Me" as written by and Brett Dennen....
Crows ravaging a field of wheat
Stars jealous of the moon
Scarecrows know their own defeat
Envy and the heart that it consumes

Today I walked without you
Like an empty bottle drifting out to sea
I would change it I knew how to
But it don't come that easily

[Chorus]
If my heart wasn't such a jungle
Maybe you wouldn't feel so alone
If your her heart wasn't such and ocean
I wouldn't sink like a stone

If you weren't so far from me
I could hold you while you're sleeping
And hear you breathing softly
And be there when you're waking

Phone calls could not complete us
Letters cannot replace
Miles and miles and miles between us
Another time another place

I have yet to meet another
Who burns bright as you
I'm not looking for any other
I only want you

[Chorus]


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"So Far from Me" as written by Brett Dennen

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    General CommentIn Brett's own words:

    I never wanted to write a song about being a musician who is always on the road, far away from his girlfriend. Too many bands have songs like that. But, what can I say? That was my reality. I figured at least, if I didn't make any references to the "road" or even traveling, and just kept it about being far apart from your lover, then maybe it would feel more universal....at least I'd have more fun singing it. The craziest thing is....soon after the album came out I went out on tour and over the course of time, everything I knew about love had changed. My girlfriend and I broke up, mostly due to the pressure of being apart and the reality of leading separate lives. I wrote the song as a testament to love. To tell my lover that even though we are far apart, our love can grow stronger. Now the song has a different meaning, and it brings up a whole different set of emotions for me when I sing it. Now it is about letting go....and growing apart, and understanding that sometimes even if you love each other, it is okay to go your separate ways.
    abbeymatterson September 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me cry every time. Exactly what I'm going through right now, especially the story behind it.
    Lilypoppon October 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentBrett Dennen has such a wonderful way with words.
    For so long I've been trying to find a song like this, that describes my situation and how I feel. This is a beautiful song.
    jazminalatorreon February 11, 2011   Link

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