The Distance Lyrics - Cake

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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.

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he's going the distance.
he's going for speed.
she's all alone
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
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.






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High tide | Reviewer: Ashque | 2/1/13

Think it as u r the one striving for smthng in ur life and blv me u'll attach urself to it so magically.
I thing the lyricist of this didnt knw what masterpiece he is initiating.
So intense yet so sober.

An Inspiration | Reviewer: Lil Rascal | 4/11/12

Always, ALWAYS loved this song. Then, just read about a girl that graduated from Harvard (and is now giving back to the community) after being homeless as a teen. Her mom died as drug addict, her dad was in a homeless shelter. She mentioned that this song gave her inspiration during the time that she was out on the street trying to figure out how to get an education. Gives it a whole new meaning and makes it even more awesome!

SO AwEsOmE!!!! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/26/12

this song is the awesomest.see it's so good i have to make up word to describe this...this..master piece. the guys just saying the lyrics all normal like yet every word seems to SCREAM out AWESOMENESS. this song is like totally old but the classics are always the more intense songs out there. AHHHHHH the song just says so much but i'm still having trouble finding out what it means...for me.(my own definition) =9

Sydney | Reviewer: Kristopher | 5/21/11

The way I feel about this song..

I was in a long distance relationship, the girl lived 45 minutes away, I guess it isn't that far away, but still, a ways.

This girl had once longed for a boy she is still very much attached to. Even now. I would drive that 45 minutes across the prairie roads, just to see her and hold her, to be with her.

In some sections the roads are quite tight, especially during the winter time, where there is slush, and hellish drifts. I by no means have a top notch vehicle that can plow through such drifts.. it's a two bit vehicle. I've had some close calls with death, but I loved her so much..

I still do..

but her previous ex.. before I.. is planning to reunite with her..

So it leaves me out in the cold.. no trophy for me, sadly..

Love this song, I love Cake.

go the distance | Reviewer: Alpha Arya | 2/11/08

My dad now refers to this as my 'new favorite song.' I love all of his CDs from the 80s and even the 70s, the stuff he listened to are the best. Ilove his cassettes but this is my all time favorite song. Every time it comes on I stop whatever I'm doing just to listen to it. It's great.

running | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/9/07

This song is AMAZING to listen to when I need to get pumped up for a track meet, or even if I'm just running down the street it gets me motivated and in the zone. I also just love the intro...



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