Distant (Bad Etiquette)

“Bad Etiquette” cassette, 1992 – Hamilton, ON

John Harvey, John Battaglia, Paul Settle


Lyrics

Distant - drawing by Harvey Dog 2020

faces and
eyes,
distant,
away
from my
grasp

hands
reaching
into
emptiness

alone
in this world
of horrors

alien
to my friends

“I don’t know
what’s wrong with
Harv…
he’s so distant”

breath,
on a mirror
there…
then gone

waiting for
something
that’s so distant…


Bad Etiquette cassette cover

Notes

  • One of my favourites from the Bad Etiquette cassette. A quiet, sad one. Paul’s muted trumpet captures the mood beautifully.
  • The lyric foreshadows my current reclusive tendencies – I have become rather “distant”.

Written: August 1992


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