Troy & Genie's First Songs Together

So Close (Yet so far away)

Author: Troy
Theme: Divorce
Lyrics: Troy, Genie
Music: Troy; arr. Byron Hagan

VERSE 1: Here we are again
Lyin' face to face
I can feel you next to me
But you're a million miles away

I know you can see me tremble at your tender touch but
I can't bring myself to call this "making love"

And though tonight I bring you closer than the air I breathe
Still there's empty space between us naked eyes will never see

CHORUS: WE'RE SO CLOSE
YET SO FAR AWAY
GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS OF LOVE
LIKE ACTORS IN A PLAY
WE MEMORIZED OUR LINES BY HEART
REHEARSED THE ACT AND LEARNED THE ART
'TIL 'MAKING LOVE' BECAME AN OLD CLICHE
WE'RE SO CLOSE YET SO FAR AWAY

VERSE 2: Lately you're like someone I don't even know
Even when there's fire it still leaves me cold
'cause if we can't bridge this distance even when we touch
The ecstacy we're feeling doesn't mean that much

I hear your beating heart- feel you breathing as we kiss
But our souls are worlds apart;
I know there's more to love than this

CHORUS

BRIDGE: Maybe we're too close to see
What's clearer from above
We're caught in the act of love


Why Troy wrote this deep song "So Close (Yet so far away)" for YOU

A friend of Genie had married a man she thought was a Christian, and he betrayed her. She said she still enjoyed being with him in bed, but she could feel that his heart was a million miles away.

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Study Notes

Other ideas:
Looking right past each other
Your mind might be a million miles away
Coming home to you
same old place/face to face
Lyin' here face to face
Lyin' face to face

A love to last forever (a lifetime)
can't be manufactured
You've become a part of me

What started as a romance has become a push and shove
It can't be manufactured

I feel distant even when we touch
The
So strange we're together -and we're no longer two
That we can't bridge the distance between me and you

the act of love seems more like acting
just an act
caught in the act
It's a chore
My senses (cry)- scream to
(I don't see a reason)
(I can't hide my trembling) (Even though I'm trembling)

love was meant to be
Lately I've been thinking
'bout what are love was meant to be
'cause you and me are changin'
I can't wait to say
'something's just not right
You've become a part of me

I know it's not a storybook
I can feel you
I feel you breathing but somehow you're not there
I'm right next to you (Lying right here next to you) (with you)
Hair...hear you breathing...Feel your heart beating
On my skin I feeel the beating of your heart
How can our souls be worlds APART
close enough to know how far apart we are
We're so close we CAN'T see how far apart we are
Of you lyin' right here next to me
My (Our) senses cry - I bring you


FROM Troy & Genie's First Songs Together