Degrees Apart

By Julia Azarcon

 

Lyrics

growing apart

that’s just a part of life

strangers one day

lovers till may

we said till death do us part i’m saying

there was a time when you were my world

a point in time you called me your girl

but the seasons change so fast, i thought that we could last

and so i watched you go

and though now I’m happy you should know

wish you weren’t such a stranger

 

i wish you weren’t such a stranger to me

but i think that we can both agree

that maybe it’s for the best

we were put through the test

and now the rest is history

 

it was like 

you and me

were so many degrees apart

something that i couldn’t see

who you were to me

 

there was a look in your eyes, i did not recognize

it was subtle 

between the cuddles and under the covers

you were slipping away, slow and then fast

damn, i thought that we could last

and despite all the good times 

they fly by 

us looking up at the sky, you by my side

talking about our dreams and 

I just realize 

 

that maybe we’re different in ways that cannot compensate

and instead of forcing it, or feeling remorse over it, accepting it’s okay 

 

it was like 

you and me

were so many degrees apart

something that i couldn’t see

who you were to me

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Usually when we think of the term "stranger" it brings to mind someone we do not know at all, a person or idea that is completely separated from us, existing only in the background of our lives. However, the known and unknown is never static. Strangers have the potential to turn into acquaintances, into friends, maybe even into something more- and vice versa- a cycle most of us are familiar with. I wanted to capture the fluidity of this idea in Degrees Apart, where the song tells the story of lovers becoming strangers. Although there are many ways we can react to such an event occurring, I focused on reconciliation, acceptance, and understanding. I hope this shines through and that you enjoy! 

Special shoutout to GHXST, a producer I found online that provided the beat. Randall Harris, who was my partner in developing this song and helped me record. And my sister Justine, who kept pushing me to improve my sound and mixed it all together. I'm happy you are all not strangers to me anymore.