Thursday, September 9, 2021

From A Distance


 I've always been a fan of Bette Midler's version of From a Distance.  The instrumental version is playing as I write.  It touches my heart and soul every time.





This song was written by Julie Gold in 1985.  It was first recorded by Nanci Griffith in 1987.  It became a hit when Bette Midler introduced it in 1990.  However you interpret its meaning, Julie Gold said for her it meant that things sometimes appear differently than they really are.  


Sending you blessings from my heart to yours!






14 comments:

  1. What a beautiful song indeed. God is watching and must be mightily disappointed with us. The seeds of this song should be planted in the hearts of every human soul then maybe we'd be doing better. Got me in tears this morning, my friend, thank you for sharing it with us.
    Bette Midler is a wonderful entertainer, and has the most beautiful face, I think, especially when she smiles, she lights up.
    Blessings from my heart to yours too. xoxo

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    1. Oh Deb, this song always brings a fountain of tears as well. It reminds my heart and soul to be more kind and more loving. Take care, my friend. xoxo

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  2. It's been a long time since I heard that song. I enjoyed hearing it and watching Bette's song ballet,

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  3. Beautiful. Simply beautiful. Thank you for sharing, my friend.

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  4. One of my favorites as well! Thank you for this enjoyment!

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  5. Martha Ellen, this is a perfect song for these times. I saw your post yesterday, and didn't comment cause something distracted me, but the song has been playing in my head ever since haha.

    Have a sweet September weekend, dear Martha Ellen.

    ~Sheri

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    1. Sheri, I hope this is an acceptable ear worm. Have a lovely weekend.

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  6. As a woman with very narrow musical taste (sheepish grin), I had not heard this song. Some of the lyrics made me think of a future day when these things (no guns, no bombs, no disease, harmony) will be reality for the Believer! Thank you for sharing your heart!

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing this Martha Ellen. I have always been a Bette Midler fan, she has a great voice and one I have been listening to for years :) Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  8. I've always loved that song. Thanks for sharing the Nanci Griffith version. She will be missed.

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  9. I, too, always loved this song! Bette Midler sang it with such true emotion. It encourages me me that we can all share more kindness and try to make the world a better place, one by one.

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