THE DISTANCE by CAKE Video; GUESS WHAT'S STUCK IN MIKE'S HEAD?!

THE DISTANCE by CAKE Video; GUESS WHAT’S STUCK IN MIKE’S HEAD?!

November 7th, 2017 by Mike Coughlin

@HalfGuarded

 

This is an old song.  I like this song.  I do not care that it is old because I like it.  I’m a rebel like that.

 

Cake’s The Distance came out in 199-something.  I don’t know which year, and I already found the lyrics below, so I’m not gonna go look again.

 

You should listen because I listened and my taste is perfect.

 

Cake. The Distance. Music Video

 

 

 

THE DISTANCE by 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

 

 

THE DISTANCE by CAKE

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