A Safe Distance

A Safe Distance

By any metric, “A Safe Distance” is the fan favorite from my latest album, The Sound. I get the most emails about it. It’s gets by far the highest percentage of “likes” and comments on Jango. If that’s not enough to convince you, here are the top five Google searches that result in a visit to colortheory.com:

  1. color theory
  2. color theory band
  3. a safe distance lyrics
  4. brian hazard
  5. color theory music

In other words, these lyrics are more popular than I am!

I recall the first time you caught me dining alone
At a restaurant on the third floor
You sat down across from me with a bottle of wine
Shook my hand and started to pour
Then opened the window to the music below
A theater under the stars
We shared our life stories and a view of the stage
Falling in love from afar

Though it feels like they’ve played out
The same act a million times
A routine struggling just to keep
From falling asleep reciting their lines
You say this is the way we’re meant
To enjoy the opera
At a safe distance

We’ve met at this table now ten years in a row
To see the same opera performed
Recreating the scene down to the slightest detail
The night our tradition was born
Attendance is low but still the show must go on
The participants gossip offstage
The waiter assures us that the wine is the same
I guess it gets bitter with age

Though it feels like we’ve played out
The same act a million times
A routine struggling just to keep
From falling asleep reciting our lines
Still it makes me happy
I love you at a safe distance
I’ll always love you at a safe distance.

10 thoughts on “A Safe Distance”

  1. It’s an awesome song all around, but what had me immediately hooked from the first time I heard it was the melody in the verse. The verse!

      1. It never is. I think the synth textures more than anything are what *kept* me interested, but the verse really caught my attention on the first listen.

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