I’m back with a Sunday Songs segment! 

Today, I’m sharing a video of my all-time favorite singer-songwriter…yes, you guessed it…Mary Chapin Carpenter. 

This song is from her latest album, The Things That We Are Made Of, Copywrite Mary Chapin Carpenter, 2016.

In The Blue Distance is a song that resonates with me. When I first listened to the words, I immediately thought of my son, Wesley. 

No matter what, even when far away, I’ve known he has an understanding and compassion for me as his mother. His love is unconditional. It has always been so.

So today, I dedicate my Sunday Songs segment to Coach Wes. He’s an inspiration to many, but for me, he was a lifesaver from the day he was born. 

As he’s grown into a respected and respectful man, coach, and husband, Wesley has never lost sight of what is more important in this life–love. 

He operates with this concept in mind, no matter the situation. His love of basketball, his players, his dogs and cat, his family, his mom, his dad, his siblings, and his beautiful wife. 

May we all be more like him, putting love above all else when the going gets tough. 

Thank you, son.

The Blue Distance by Mary Chapin Carpenter

The Blue Distance 

Across the railroad tracks, down the gravel road

headlights throw a beam on the way back home

lie down, lie down, listen wide awake

to the trains that roll, to the sound time makes
It passes through the air like a summer storm

catching on my sleeve like a roses thorn

sometimes it whispers, sometimes it roars

flies like the wind, waits by the door

Chorus:

And I know you know and that’s all I need

When the light of day looks like night to me

When you’re far away and I’m all alone

I can’t explain, I know you know
It fills up my chest, it fills up my eyes

like an old glass jar filled with fireflies

sometimes I’m still, sometimes I sigh

sometimes I’m lost and I don’t know why

Chorus:

But I know you know and that’s all I need

When the light of day looks like night to me

When you’re far away and I’m all alone

I can’t explain, I know you know

In the morning light, before the heat sets in

call the dogs to run where the shade has been

across the railroad tracks lay your silver down

find it smooth and flat, stars for your crown

Tag:

In the blue distance where our lives unfurl

at the edges of the sky, the beauty of the world

Chorus:

I know you know and that’s all I need

When the light of day looks like night to me

When we’re far away and we’re all alone

I can’t explain, I know you know

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