Hart Brothers
The Distance Between Us

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
Lyrics Credits: Buddy and Al Hart
Music Credits: Al & Buddy Hart
Producer Credits: Hart Brothers Music
Publisher Credits: ALBUD Publishing
Performance Credits: Hart Brothers
Label Credits: ALBUD Records
Short Song Description:
The song starts out describing old friends and being reconnected through today's Internet.
Story Behind the Song:
A small town where I had friends that all moved away and are reconnected by today's technology.
Song Length: 3:12
Primary Genre: Country-Americana
Secondary Genre: Country-Honky Tonk
Subject Matter 1: Friendship
Subject Matter 2: Happiness
Mood 1: Composed
Mood 2: Cheerful
Similar Artist 1: John Prine
Era: 1970 - 1979