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RyanBounce04 01-18-2004 09:25 PM

The Distance... What's your take?
Do you like The Distance? I hadn't really been fond of it until about a month ago and now It's in my top 5 favorite Bon Jovi songs. Where would you put it on your list of favorites? Will it be one to keep on tour?


Supersonic 01-18-2004 09:35 PM

Aloha !

The song sucks, it's an overproduced tune. Thierry told I sucked when I said it to him, and that I should hear it in concert, which I did, and I thought it still sucked. No extreme guitarsolo of Richie could help that. Funny thing is, that I really like the acoustic version of it. Not that I'd put it in my top-20, but then it's an okay song.

Salaam Aleikum,

jade4jovi 01-18-2004 09:36 PM

Its ok but deffiently not one of my faves i have a great list, ok list, and crap list and it would be on my ok going towards crap :? I just dont find it that good but i know alot of people think its great.

Rakel 01-18-2004 09:37 PM

i think its ok... :roll:

Santa_Fe 01-18-2004 09:39 PM

Modern Bon Jovi. Neither good nor bad.

Voted for number 2.

Kathleen 01-18-2004 09:46 PM

I really didn't care for it until I heard the version on the Japanese TLFR that I bought. I heard it live many times this past summer. I had the bootleg from Yokohama but the sound was not not so hot. The version with the strings on that recording gave me chills the first time I heard it. I'm still not too sure that it works live but I sure love to listen to it now.


bob 01-18-2004 09:48 PM

itīs okay, but nothing more

RichieW2001 01-18-2004 09:48 PM

it's great live.

SpainSambora 01-18-2004 10:03 PM

One of my favourites BJ songs. Of course, the best in Bounce

Becky 01-18-2004 10:06 PM

It's one of my favorites, in my top ten for sure.


Sambo-Chris 01-18-2004 10:09 PM

It's great. Esp. the live version with the long(er) guitar solo.

Cowgirl77 01-18-2004 10:26 PM

I love it, it's my fave song on Bounce

Jag 01-18-2004 10:34 PM

the distance is a great song, and works brilliantly live, with richies solo (which should have been on the album) and then the acoustic with jon...very good, with great lyrics too...better then bounce live too :D

Iceman 01-18-2004 10:38 PM


Originally Posted by Supersonic
The song sucks, it's an overproduced tune.

Heh, at least there's someone else besides me who hates it. :) I don't want Bon Jovi playing Creed, let's hear some original songs for a change.


Billy Kid 01-19-2004 12:13 AM

It's a good song.Even tho I didn't like it upon first listen,it has grown on me.

I really like the message of the song.

"I'll never give up the fight,I'll go the distance"

Hell yeah!!

ugly_queen_from_mars 01-19-2004 12:42 AM

it's ok, not one of my favourites and a bit overrated! :D

jenn1189 01-19-2004 01:16 AM

It's my favorite song off Bounce and one of my top 10 (?) or so fave Bon Jovi songs. I think it's a great song that should have been released as a single. And I loved hearing live last year.

faitheveryday1984 01-19-2004 01:47 AM

I think it is the best song off Bounce. The lyrics have so much meaning to me and I can really relate to them right now. I think that is why a lot of people like it, the lyrics really hit home, as with a lot of Jovi's songs. It is awesome live both acoustically and electric. I don't think it resembles Creed's music at all. Bon Jovi have their own style and sound.

Iceman 01-19-2004 09:13 AM


Originally Posted by faitheveryday1984
I don't think it resembles Creed's music at all.

Can't remember the name of the song, but it's basically a carbon copy of a Creed song, with the same guitar sound and all...


Billy Kid 01-19-2004 10:37 AM

The song that is a Creed ripoff is "Love Me Back To Life"

Iceman 01-19-2004 10:45 AM


Originally Posted by Billy Kid
The song that is a Creed ripoff is "Love Me Back To Life"

That too. It sounds like The Distance BTW. Same key, same chords.


kety 01-19-2004 11:42 AM

very good song i love live version!

LiveAndRare 01-19-2004 12:06 PM

great song... recorded or live.. really gives proof that they can continue to write and perform great music. Anyone that bags it has the right too, but they gotta be alittle, eh.. ill leave it @ that.

joviangel92 01-19-2004 12:08 PM

This song is wonderful :P I just love it. Itīs even greater in the live version :usa

Heavenly 01-19-2004 12:44 PM

when I was listening to Bounce for the first time, I liked nothing but this one and this is the only one out of the album I listen to regularly - so yes, I love it! And it's great live!

Neurotica80 01-19-2004 12:46 PM

I didnt like it until I heard it live last year. Its still not one of my faves but it has grown on me

Supersonic 01-19-2004 01:33 PM

Aloha !


Originally Posted by Iceman

Originally Posted by faitheveryday1984
I don't think it resembles Creed's music at all.

Can't remember the name of the song, but it's basically a carbon copy of a Creed song, with the same guitar sound and all...


And then again, it doesn't have to be a copy of a song from Creed to sound like Creed. The entire sound on The Distance is Creed-alike. Overproduced guitars and all that stuff...

Salaam Aleikum,

*-- Vallie --* 01-19-2004 02:22 PM

I like the song a lot ! Not in my alltime favourites-list but a good one though :)

Kattitude 01-20-2004 09:42 AM

I cant remember Its been so long since I felt inspired to listen to Bounce. Have to give it a listen again and see if it passes.


Fleurtje 01-20-2004 01:51 PM

it`s a great song :)

EverydayGuy 01-20-2004 10:39 PM

Bounce has two similar songs The Distance and Love Me Back To Life. The Distance is pretty neutral song it doesn't make me wanna start rocking or anything but I won't skip it either if I'm listening Bounce. Between those two songs I like LMBTL more mostly because there's parts that make me wanna start rocking.

Maybe Distance is a bit of dissappointment to me coz it sounds like a song that I could have written. If I get a feeling like "this is just like one of my songs" I don't like it coz I'm always looking forward to something new and exiting but that Distance is not. It's just a nice little insignificant song.

Rob 01-21-2004 02:55 AM

One of the best on Bounce. I think it's a well written and mature song. It would mean a lot more to me if I was in the right situation. That of a lover who is far away from his/her partner and is doing all they can to breach the gap between them.

Shaun 01-21-2004 03:21 AM

i think its fantastic live, especially the solo at the end

the acoustic version is also really good, along with the album version

BuffaloBJgirl 01-21-2004 04:42 AM

One of the best songs on Bounce. Love it live!

Mousebounce 01-21-2004 01:38 PM

Greeeeeat Song! :D

JoviUsedToRock 01-21-2004 06:42 PM

It's Ok, Not One of My Favorites

baz 01-22-2004 08:44 PM

The Distance
I think the Distance is a great song. I love performing it with my band, it has alot of energy.

saturdaynight 01-22-2004 08:52 PM

I didn't really like it that much when Bounce first came out, but since then I have grown to really like it. I especially like the slow ending when it is performed live.


Withoutlove 01-24-2004 05:55 PM

It's ok..... But it's deopressing fo rme to listen to...

My fellow Jovi friend just died last year from
Cancer and that song kept her going... It was her fav....
so It's hard to listen to Cause I just think of her
fighting so hard to stay alive
and then losing the battle :cry:

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