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The Distance

The Distance

Cake

Lyrics

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

He's going the distance

He's going for speed

She's all alone (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)

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

Ah no, so sad, alright

Oh no, oh no, no, no

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