From A Distance

Album: Some People's Lives (1990)
Charted: 6 2
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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
    And there are no guns, no bombs and no disease
    No hungry mouths to feed

    From a distance we are instruments
    Marching in a common band
    Playing songs of hope
    Playing songs of peace
    They are 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 just cannot comprehend
    What all this fightings for
    From a distance there is harmony
    And it echoes through the land
    And 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
    This is the song for every man

    God is watching us
    God is watching us
    God is watching us from a distance

    God is watching us
    God is watching
    God is watching us from a distance Writer/s: JULIE GOLD
    Publisher: A SIDE MUSIC LLC D/B/A MODERN WORKS MUSIC PUBLISHING, Songtrust Ave, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 13

  • Terfa from Mbakaange, VandeikyaIf only Alfred Noble's prize is given for best peace song. I see no better song to vouch for than,From a distance. To me it's a millennium song for PEACE !
    I first heard this song in '94. For every stanza/verse has a unique inspirational message for mankind that is worthy to initiate peace.
    God/god is watching Us!
  • Linda from Fairfax,ia UsaIt would have been better without the phrase "from a distance" War is more exaggerated from a distance since we don't come face to face. Plus it makes it sound like God is distant and doesn't care. The saving grace of the song is the sweetness in the tune and the phrase "God is watching us" because He is.
  • Andrew from NigeriaThe song is filed with inspirational words of hope, encouraging believers never to loss hope on God, and no matter the situation we find ourself, God is watching on us and He will never allow war and fighting take over us.
  • Otoobong from NigeriaThe song is a spirit fiiled; only when you understand the meaning of it. it's only for those who believe in God and its supernatural power.
  • Esther Chioma from NigeriaThis song always softens my heart and leaves me on tears
  • Sigrun from ScotlandIt would have been perfect without god in it
  • Diane from Sunset, ScI love this song & it is the Perfect song for these days of social distancing!
  • Dusk Blackman from Albany, Georgia (u.s.a.)There are no problems from a distance.
  • Kendall from Norfolk, VaI liked Lorrie Morgan's version.
  • Rebecca from Ballymena, EuropeThis is a cool song we sang it in chior
  • Pete from Nowra, Australiapopular song at funerals ........
  • Lou Siffer from Denver, Dc From a serious or possibly idiotic point of view.(I don't believe in god, or satan.) This song might explain the reasons for the state of the world today. "From a distance" everything is perfect. And god is watching us "from a distance."
    Not to put too much philosophical weight on the lyrics of a pop song but it's just something that popped into my head when I first heard the song.
  • Steve from Gaithersburg, MdDuring her testimony before an Intellectual Property Rights task force on September 14, 2004, Ms. Gold said:

    "All my life I've been a songwriter, though only recently have I been acknowledged as one, thanks to a song I wrote called "From a Distance," which won the Grammy for song of the year in 1991. Knock wood. And I wrote it in 1985 when I was a secretary. Song writing is my passion and my profession. I'm not a recording artist, as you could plainly hear nor do I have any other substantial business interests in the music industry. I depend entirely upon my songs for my income."
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