From a Distance Lyrics

Nanci Griffith


publisher: ©A SIDE MUSIC LLC , Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Julie Gold
album: Track 3 in album Lone Star State of Mind
release date: 1987
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Ballad/Vocal
length: 4:15

Cover Art

Nanci Griffith Lone Star State of Mind cover art
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From a distance the world looks blue and green
And the snow-capped mountains white
From a distance the ocean meets the stream
And the eagle takes to flight
From a distance there is harmony
And it echoes through the land

It's the voice of hope, it's the voice of peace
It's the voice of every man
From a distance we all have enough
And no one is in need
There are no guns, no bombs, no diseases
No hungry mouths to feed
From a distance we are instruments
Marching in a common band

Playing songs of home, playing songs of peace
They're the songs of every man
God is watching us, God is watching us
God is watching us from a distance
From a distance you look like my friend
Even though we are at war
From a distance I can't comprehend
What all this war is for

From a distance there is harmony
And it echoes through the land
It's the hope of hopes, it's the love of loves
It's the heart of every man
It's the hope of hopes, It's the love of loves
It's the song of every man


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Lone Star State of Mind
  • 2 Cold Hearts / Closed Minds
  • 3 From a Distance
  • 4 Beacon Street
  • 5 Nickel Dreams
  • 6 Sing One for Sister
  • 7 Ford Econoline
  • 8 Trouble in the Fields
  • 9 Love in a Memory
  • 10 Let It Shine on Me
  • 11 There's a Light Beyond These Woods (Mary Margaret)