Distance

Album: Lovestrong (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • Perri penned the song with the help of former Evanescence member David Hodges, who has also written tunes for Kelly Clarkson, Train and Daughtry. She told Artist Direct that the lyrics are about being in love with someone she worked with but not being able to tell them. "I wrote this about the summer of 2010," she explained. "I fell in love with someone, and we had to work pretty closely together. I had to pretend I didn't like him, which was the hardest thing for me because I'm not good at lying [Laughs]. The song is about the feelings and swimming in that kind of tension when you're around someone and trying to keep it cool. That's what it means for me. Instead of telling him I loved him, I wrote it to him in a song. That's where I go."
  • The song was used for the official theme for the ABC TV drama series Revenge. The first series debuted on September 21, 2011 and became ABC's highest-rated series overall in Wednesday's 10 p.m. slot since Lost during the 2006-07 television season.
  • Perri recorded a new version with her friend Jason Mraz, which was released as the third single from Lovestrong. The pair first sung the song together in San Diego in December 2011 as they were doing a radio show. "Something happened," she recalled to Artist Direct. "Everyone in the audience felt it. My band felt it. Our managers felt it. It was like, 'What was that?' There was a three-and-a-half minute journey we went on that was pretty magical. I'm a huge Jason fan so, of course, I felt it. The fact everyone else did probably proved it was something special. We decided to do it again at some other function we were playing together. I was going to put out as a single anyway, and the idea began to get dreamed up."

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  • Chelsea from Phoenix , AzBeautiful song by CP!!
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