Wednesday, October 1, 2008

From a Distance :: Bette Midler

i totally forgot to post yesterday. crap! but hopefully this post will do one of two things (hopefully simultaneously): make you laugh; creep you out.

so i started a new job at a private, catholic 4 year university. and on many an occasion, this song has popped up in my head, or has been brought to my attention via kelsey - specifically the following lyrics:

god is watching us god is watching us god is watching us...from a distance

i really do love my job, and working at this institution has proved to be fulfilling and challenging...but this song totally creeps me out.

so, to celebrate the season of being creeped out, i thought i'd celebrate october 1st by creeping the rest of you out.



From a Distance :: Bette Midler

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.
Its the voice of hope, its the voice of peace,
Its 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.
Theyre 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 fighting is for.

From a distance there is harmony,
And it echoes through the land.
And its the hope of hopes, its the love of loves,
Its the heart of every man.

Its the hope of hopes, its the love of loves.
This is the song of every man.
And God is watching us, God is watching us,
God is watching us from a distance.
Oh, God is watching us, God is watching.
God is watching us from a distance.

3 comments:

Krista said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Meggo. Seeing that you blogged about this made me do a spit-take laugh at my desk while I was supposed to be working, and I really needed that. I mean it!

Thank you.

Quaking Aspen said...

that picture of God crying reminds me of the post-9/11 pictures of bald eagles crying

.:m-e-g-g-o:. said...

lol...

glad i can make your day k-star!