The Distance Lyrics

CAKE


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Gavin Brown, Casey Marshall, Jay Mc Groarty
album: Track 2 in album Fashion Nugget
release date: 1996-9-17
popularity : 147 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Indie Rock
length: 3:01
composer: Greg Brown
lyricist: Greg Brown

Cover Art

CAKE Fashion Nugget cover art
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Reluctantly crouched at the starting line
Engines pumping and thumping in time
The green light flashes, the flags go up
Churning and burning, they yearn for the cup
They deftly maneuver and muscle for rank
Fuel burning fast on an empty tank
Reckless and wild, they pour through the turns
Their prowess is potent and secretly stern

As they speed through the finish, the flags go down
The fans get up and they get out of town
The arena is empty except for one man
Still driving and striving as fast as he can
The sun has gone down and the moon has come up
And long ago somebody left with the cup
But he's driving and striving and hugging the turns
And thinking of someone for whom he still burns

He's going the distance
He's going for speed
She's all alone
In her time of need

Because he's racing and pacing and plotting the course
He's fighting and biting and riding on his horse
He's going the distance
No trophy, no flowers, no flashbulbs, no wine
He's haunted by something he cannot define
Bowel-shaking earthquakes of doubt and remorse
Assail him, impale him with monster-truck force
In his mind, he's still driving, still making the grade

She's hoping in time that her memories will fade
Cause he's racing and pacing and plotting the course
He's fighting and biting and riding on his horse
The sun has gone down and the moon has come up
And long ago somebody left with the cup
But he's striving and driving and hugging the turns
And thinking of someone for whom he still burns

'Cause he's going the distance
He's going for speed
She's all alone
In her time of need

Because he's racing and pacing and plotting the course
He's fighting and biting and riding on his horse
He's racing and pacing and plotting the course
He's fighting and biting and riding on his horse

He's going the distance
He's going for speed
He's going the distance


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Frank Sinatra
  • 2 The Distance
  • 3 Friend Is a Four Letter Word
  • 4 Open Book
  • 5 Daria
  • 6 Race Car Ya-Yas
  • 7 I Will Survive
  • 8 Stickshifts and Safetybelts
  • 9 Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
  • 10 It's Coming Down
  • 11 Nugget
  • 12 She'll Come Back to Me
  • 13 Italian Leather Sofa
  • 14 Sad Songs and Waltzes