The Distance Between Us

Story Behind The Song

A small town where I had friends that all moved away and are reconnected by today's technology.

Song Description

The song starts out describing old friends and being reconnected through today's Internet.

Song Length 3:12 Genre Country - Americana, Country - Honky Tonk
Mood Composed, Cheerful Subject Friendship, Happiness
Similar Artists John Prine, Tom T. Hall Era 1970 - 1979


The Distance Between Us
When we were young, we all played, out behind the school
It's where we learned, to read and write, all about the golden rule
A small town, just eight grades, we were friends from the start
The memories, from those happy times, will always warm my heart
It was Steve and John, Mike and Ron, Larry, Bill and lou
Wally, Kevin, Jim and Dave just to name a few
Those years, we spent together, we thought we'd always stay
But one by one, all my friends, up and moved away
The distance between us, has now become so far
It would take you several hours, to get there in a car
We tried to reach each other, by letters and the phone
Our lives became so busy, we faced the world alone
In those days was no such thing, as cellphones or the net
Facebook, Zoom and messenger, were not invented yet
The phones we had, were all black, still hanging on the wall
We had to wait, till we got home, just to make a call
More than fifty years later, things have changed a bit
I got myself a smart phone, and I'm on the internet
One by one I found my friends, I put them in Facebook
Put their name, on the search line, that's all it really took
The Distance between us, isn't quite as far away
I can talk to you, and see your face, any time of day
old friends, are new friends, I'll see them when I call
Now the distance, between us, is not that far at all
old friends, are new friends, I'll see them when I call
Now the distance, between us, is not that far at all

I enjoyed this walk through memory lane. A laid back little country tune that reminds me of Merl Haggard and Johnny Cash with a touch of good ol' Willy Nelson.
Reminds me of the days when country music came with that signature twang and you either dug it or didn't.
I dug it

Lyrics Buddy and Al Hart Music Al & Buddy Hart
Producer Hart Brothers Music Publisher ALBUD Publishing
Performance Hart Brothers Label ALBUD Records

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