28 Powerful Long Distance Relationship Songs for Your 2021 Playlist! (With Lyrics)

Music truly knows no distance. You can listen to the same song as your partner from hundreds or thousands of miles away, and it all sounds exactly the same. 

There’s a saying that goes, Music is what feelings sound like. The melodies, the lyrics… they all serve a purpose.

Not only does music impact your emotions and change your mood, but it is also a great way to understand one another better. You can learn about each other’s musical preferences, send one another songs to listen to, and discuss musical likes and dislikes.

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Sometimes you need a song to help you bask in your sadness as you miss their presence. Other times, you need an upbeat song to remind you about all the great aspects of your relationship. Maybe you just want a song to send to your love to let them know you’re thinking about them.

Whatever the feeling, there’s a song for you—and we’ve got you covered. Check out our list of long distance relationship songs, with lyrics and download links, that are sure to hit you right in the feels!

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Long Distance Relationship Songs

Pop Songs

When You’re Gone – Avril Levigne

When you really just need a good cry and are missing your significant other, this is a definite go-to song. It’s a powerful ballad by one of the top pop princesses of the 2000s, and it’s such an accurate portrayal of the emotions of an LDR.

Key Lyrics: “When you’re gone the pieces of my heart are missing you”

Lyrics

I always needed time on my own
I never thought I’d
Need you there when I cry
And the days feel like years when I’m alone
And the bed where you lie
Is made up on your side

When you walk away
I count the steps that you take
Do you see how much I need you right now?

When you’re gone
The pieces of my heart are missin’ you
When you’re gone
The face I came to know is missin’, too
When you’re gone
The words I need to hear
To always get me through the day
And make it okay
I miss you

I’ve never felt this way before
Everything that I do
Reminds me of you
And the clothes you left, they lie on the floor
And they smell just like you
I love the things that you do

When you walk away
I count the steps that you take
Do you see how much I need you right now?

When you’re gone
The pieces of my heart are missin’ you
When you’re gone
The face I came to know is missin’, too
When you’re gone
The words I need to hear
To always get me through the day
And make it okay
I miss you

We were made for each other
Out here forever
I know we were
Yeah, yeah
And all I ever wanted was for you to know
Everything I do, I give my heart and soul
I can hardly breathe; I need to feel you here with me
Yeah

When you’re gone
The pieces of my heart are missin’ you
When you’re gone
The face I came to know is missin’, too
When you’re gone
The words I need to hear
Will always get me through the day
And make it okay
I miss you

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Here Without You – 3 Doors Down

Even sixteen years after its release, this song resonates with every person in an LDR who listens. If you’re looking for a cross between a sappy ballad and a boy band song, “Here Without You” is the way to go. For an extra dose of emotion, check out the acoustic version.

Key Lyrics: “But all the miles that separate/disappear now when I’m dreaming of your face”

Lyrics

A hundred days have made me older
Since the last time that I saw your pretty face
A thousand lies have made me colder
And I don’t think I can look at this the same
But all the miles that separate
Disappear now when I’m dreaming of your face

I’m here without you, baby
But you’re still on my lonely mind
I think about you, baby
And I dream about you all the time
I’m here without you, baby
But you’re still with me in my dreams
And tonight it’s only you and me, yeah.

The miles just keep rollin’
As the people leave their way to say hello
I’ve heard this life is overrated
But I hope that it gets better as we go, oh, yeah, yeah

I’m here without you, baby
But you’re still on my lonely mind
I think about you, baby
And I dream about you all the time
I’m here without you, baby
But you’re still with me in my dreams
And tonight, girl, its only you and me

Everything I know, and anywhere I go (oh whoa)
It gets hard but it won’t take away my love (oh whoa)
And when the last one falls
When it’s all said and done

It gets hard but it wont take away my love, whoa, oh, oh
I’m here without you, baby
But you’re still on my lonely mind
I think about you, baby
And I dream about you all the time
I’m here without you, baby
But you’re still with me in my dreams
And tonight, girl, it’s only you and me

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Nothing Like Us – Justin Bieber

Hate on the Biebs all you want, but this highly underrated song of his is a gem. It’s a stark contrast from most of his popular music, and, when times get tough, this is a great reminder of all that you have and are fighting for.

Key Lyrics: “There’s nothing like us/There’s nothing like you and me/Together through the storm”

Lyrics

Oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh

Lately I’ve been thinking, thinking ’bout what we had
I know it was hard, it was all that we knew, yeah
Have you been drinking to take all the pain away?
I wish that I could give you what you deserve

Cause nothing can ever, ever replace you
Nothing can make me feel like you do
You know there’s no one, I can relate to
And know we won’t find a love that’s so true

There’s nothing like us, there’s nothing like you and me
Together through the storm
There’s nothing like us, there’s nothing like you and me

Together

I gave you everything, baby, everything I had to give
Girl, why would you push me away? yeah
Lost in confusion, like an illusion
You know I’m used to making your day

But that is the past now, we didn’t last now
I guess that this is meant to be, yeah
Tell me was it worth it? We were so perfect
But baby I just want you to see

There’s nothing like us, there’s nothing like you and me
Together through the storm
There’s nothing like us, there’s nothing like you and me

Together

There’s nothing like us, there’s nothing like you and me
Together through the storm
There’s nothing like us, there’s nothing like you and me

Together

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Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s

This song is simultaneously a super catchy jam and a relatable long distance relationship song. When you want to let your significant other know that everything’s going to be alright—or you need a reminder for yourself—give this tune a listen.

Key Lyrics: “A thousand miles seems pretty far/But they’ve got planes and trains and cars/ I’d walk to you if I had no other way”

Lyrics

Hey there, Delilah
What’s it like in New York city?
I’m a thousand miles away
But, girl, tonight you look so pretty
Yes, you do
Time square can’t shine as bright as you
I swear, it’s true

Hey there, Delilah
Don’t you worry about the distance
I’m right there if you get lonely
Give this song another listen
Close your eyes
Listen to my voice, it’s my disguise
I’m by your side

Oh, it’s what you do to me
Oh, it’s what you do to me
Oh, it’s what you do to me
Oh, it’s what you do to me
What you do to me

Hey there, Delilah
I know times are gettin’ hard
But just believe me, girl
Someday I’ll pay the bills with this guitar
We’ll have it good
We’ll have the life we knew we would
My word is good

Hey there, Delilah
I’ve got so much left to say
If every simple song I wrote to you
Would take your breath away
I’d write it all
Even more in love with me you’d fall
We’d have it all

Oh, it’s what you do to me
Oh, it’s what you do to me
Oh, it’s what you do to me
Oh, it’s what you do to me

A thousand miles seems pretty far
But they’ve got planes and trains and cars
I’d walk to you if I had no other way
Our friends would all make fun of us
And we’ll just laugh along because we know
That none of them have felt this way
Delilah, I can promise you
That by the time we get through
The world will never ever be the same
And you’re to blame

Hey there, Delilah
You be good, and don’t you miss me
Two more years and you’ll be done with school
And I’ll be makin’ history like I do
You’ll know it’s all because of you
We can do whatever we want to
Hey there, Delilah, here’s to you
This ones for you

Oh, it’s what you do to me
Oh, it’s what you do to me
Oh, it’s what you do to me
Oh, it’s what you do to me
What you do to me

Oh, whoa, whoa
Oh whoa, oh
Oh, oh

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Long Distance – Megan & Liz

The first of two songs entitled “Long Distance” on this list, this emotional song by twin YouTubers Megan & Liz talks about the difficult emotions that often accompany LDRs. This is definitely one of the hidden gems amongst long distance relationship songs.

Key Lyrics: “Now could you take the million miles away/It’s you I’m missing in this long distance”

Lyrics

I heard you were
Just passing through
I never meant
To get attached to you
The day we met
I still hold on to

It was out of the blue
You played a show
And we locked eyes
By the stereo
I fell into
Your eyes so blue

No matter how it goes, goes, goes
I just want you to know, know, know
I’m reminiscing
Thinking about us kissing
Now could you take, take, take
The million miles away, way, way
It’s you missing
In this long distance

We keep in touch
Trough out of reach
I almost wish
We didn’t meet
It’s not enough
To keep a romance sweet

I was out of my mind
To let you in
I should have thought
Or you as just a friend
But now you’ve got
Me right until the end

No matter how it goes, goes, goes
I just want you to know, know, know
I’m reminiscing
Thinking about us kissing
Now could you take, take, take
The million miles away, way, way
It’s you missing
In this long…

But it makes a good story
Anyway
All the memories
Created in one day
I guess they found a place to stay
So we’re keeping up
With this phone tag
Messing messages
And signs that we’re not ok
I just pretend you feel the same

No matter how it goes, goes, goes
I just want you to know, know, know
I’m reminiscing
Thinking about us kissing
Now could you take, take, take
The million miles away, way, way
It’s you missing
In this long distance

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Many the Miles – Sara Bareilles

Sara Bareilles’ powerful voice and these relatable lyrics make for a killer song. The jazzy flavor of this song is a nice change from typical long distance relationship songs and takes you back decades. This tune is sure to wipe the frown off your face.

Key Lyrics: “Send me the miles and I’ll be happy to follow you, love”

Lyrics

There’s too many things that I haven’t done yet
There’s too many sunsets I haven’t seen
You can’t waste the day wishing it’d slow down
You would’ve thought by now
I’d have learned something

I made up my mind when I was a young girl
I’ve been given this one world
I won’t worry it away, no
Now and again I lose sight of the good life
I get stuck in a low light
But then love comes in

How far do I have to go to get to you
Many the miles
Many the miles
How far do I have to go to get to you
Many the miles
But send me the miles and I’ll be happy to follow you, love

I do what I can wherever I end up
To keep giving my good love
And spreading it around
‘Cause I’ve had my fair share of take care and goodbyes
I’ve learned how to cry
And I’m better for that

Sing, how far do I have to go to get to you
Many the miles
Many the miles
How far do I have to go to get to you
Many the miles
Send me the miles and I’ll be happy to, yeah

Red letter day and I’m in a blue mood
Wishing that blue would just carry me away
I’ve been talking about
Don’t know if it’s helping or not
But surely something has got to, got to, got to give
‘Cause I can’t keep waiting to live

How far do I have to go to get to you
Many the miles
Many the miles
How far do I have to go to get to you
Many the miles
But send me the miles and I’ll be happy to yeah
How far do I have to go to get to you
Many the miles
Many the miles
How far do I have to go to get to you
Many the miles
Many the miles
I’ve been talking to God, don’t know if it’s helping or not
Many the miles
Many the miles
How far do I have to go to get to you
Many the miles
Ooh, send me the miles and I’ll be happy to
Follow you, love

There’s too many things I haven’t done yet
There’s too many sunsets I haven’t seen

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The Girl – City and Colour

This song is a unique take on LDRs, from the perspective of someone who has left their significant other to pursue their dreams. Dallas Green, the voice behind City and Colour, has a soothing, soulful voice that makes this song a great listen.

Key Lyrics: “While I’m off chasing my own dreams/Sailing around the world/Please, know that I’m yours to keep/My beautiful girl”

Lyrics

I wish I could do better by you
‘Cause that’s what you deserve
You sacrifice so much of your life
In order for this to work

While I’m off chasing my own dreams
Sailing around the world
Please, know that I’m yours to keep
My beautiful girl

When you cry a piece of my heart dies
Knowing that I may have been the cause
If you were to leave, fulfill someone else’s dreams
I think I might totally be lost

You don’t ask for no diamond rings
No delicate string of pearls
That’s why I wrote this song to sing
My beautiful girl

Oh, oh, oh, oh

One, two, one, two, three, four

I wish I could do better by you
‘Cause it’s what you deserve
You sacrifice so much of your life
In order for this to work

While I’m off chasing my own dreams
Sailing around the world
Please, know that I’m yours to keep
My beautiful girl

And when you cry a piece of my heart dies
Knowing that I may have been the cause
If you were to leave and fulfill someone else’s dreams
I think I might totally be lost

But you don’t ask for no diamond rings
No delicate string of pearls
That’s why I wrote this song to sing
My beautiful girl

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh

But you don’t ask for no diamond rings
No delicate string of pearls
That’s why I wrote this song to sing
My beautiful girl

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Jet Lag – Simple Plan & Natasha Bedingfield

If you’re in a different time zone from your significant other, this is the perfect song to listen to. It talks about the realities of living in different parts of the world and missing one another. Bonus: Simple Plan and Natasha Bedingfield make a killer collaboration with an infectious tune.

Key Lyrics: “What time is it where you are/I miss you more than anything”

Lyrics

So jet-lagged

What time is it where you are?
I miss you more than anything
And back at home you feel so far
Waitin’ for the phone to ring
It’s gettin’ lonely livin’ upside down
I don’t even wanna be in this town
Tryin’ to figure out the time zones makin’ me crazy

You say good morning
When it’s midnight
Going out of my head
Alone in this bed
I wake up to your sunset
And it’s driving me mad
I miss you so bad
And my heart, heart, heart is so jet-lagged
Heart, heart, heart is so jet-lagged
Heart, heart, heart is so jet-lagged, is so jet-lagged

What time is it where you are?
Five more days and I’ll be home
I keep your picture in my car
I hate the thought of you alone
I’ve been keepin’ busy all the time
Just to try to keep you off my mind
Tryin’ to figure out the time zones makin’ me crazy

You say good morning
When it’s midnight
Going out of my head
Alone in this bed
I wake up to your sunset
And it’s drivin’ me mad
I miss you so bad
And my heart, heart, heart is so jet-lagged
Heart, heart, heart is so jet-lagged
Heart, heart, heart is so jet-lagged, is so jet lagged

I miss you so bad [x5]
I wanna share your horizon
I miss you so bad
And see the same sun rising
I miss you so bad
And turn the hour hand back to when you were holding me

You say good morning
When it’s midnight
Going out of my head
Alone in this bed
I wake up to your sunset
And it’s drivin’ me mad
I miss when you say good morning
But it’s midnight
Going out of my head
Alone in this bed
I wake up to your sunset
And it’s drivin’ me mad
I miss you so bad
And my heart, heart, heart is so jet-lagged
Heart, heart, heart is so jet-lagged
Heart, heart, heart is so jet-lagged, is so jet-lagged, is so jet-lagged

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Someday – Bryan Greenberg

If you’re a One Tree Hill fan, chances are you swooned over this song when Bryan Greenberg (AKA Jake Jagielski) performed it on the show. An optimistic take on future possibilities, this is a great song to listen to when you need a little faith.

Key Lyrics: “I drive all night just to see your face/the way you touch, the way you taste/even if only for a day”

Reveal Full Lyrics

It’s the biggest storm in years, they say
Couldn’t take a plane so I hopped a train
Well I’d like to stay
In a stormy winter day
So I’ll come back to you someday

As the states rolled by, it’s all so clear
I’m everywhere but I’m never right here
It’s always the same
Constant change
But I’ll come back to you someday

So close, so far
So long the world is
Spinning me away

I’ll travel night just to see your face
The way you touch, the way you taste.
Even if only for a day
Coz I’ll come back to you someday

I’ll speak the truth, it’s all I know
As your tears fall to the snow
We both know, tonight that I can’t stay
But I’ll come back to you someday

So close, so far
So long the world is
Spinning me away

So close, so far
So long the world
It’s spinning me away

So close, so far
So long the world is
Spinning me away

Oh yeah, yeah…

Spinning me away

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Wish You Were Here – Avril Lavigne

“Wish You Were Here” is like a grungier version of Avril’s song “When You’re Gone”. It talks about going through the motions of life, wishing the person you love could be with you. This is definitely one of those songs you put on repeat and listen to a dozen times.

Key Lyrics: “You’re always there, you’re everywhere/But right now I wish you were here”

Reveal Full Lyrics

I can be tough, I can be strong
But with you, it’s not like that at all
There’s a girl that gives a shit
Behind this wall, you just walk through it

And I remember all those crazy things you said
You left them running through my head
You’re always there, you’re everywhere
But right now, I wish you were here

All those crazy things we did
Didn’t think about it, just went with it
You’re always there, you’re everywhere
But right now, I wish you were here

Damn, damn, damn
What I’d do to have you here, here, here
I wish you were hereDamn, damn, damn
What I’d do to have you near, near, near
I wish you were hereI love the way you are
It’s who I am, don’t have to try hard
We always say, say it like it is
And the truth is that I really miss

All those crazy things you said (Things you said)
You left them running through my head (Through my head)
You’re always there, you’re everywhere
But right now, I wish you were here

All those crazy things we did (Things we did)
Didn’t think about, it just went with it (Went with it)
You’re always there, you’re everywhere
But right now, I wish you were here

Damn, damn, damn
What I’d do to have you here, here, here
I wish you were here

Damn, damn, damn
What I’d do to have you near, near, near
I wish you were here

No, I don’t wanna let go
I just wanna let you know
That I never wanna let go, let go, oh, oh

No, I don’t wanna let go
I just wanna let you know
That I never wanna let go
Let go, let go, let go, let go, let go, let go
Let go, let go, let go, let go, let go, let go

Damn, damn, damn
What I’d do to have you here, here, here
I wish you were here (I wish you were here)

Damn, damn, damn
What I’d do to have you near, near, near
I wish you were here

Damn, damn, damn
What I’d do to have you here, here, here
I wish you were here

Damn, damn, damn
What I’d do to have you near, near, near
I wish you were here

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Counting Down the Days – Natalie Imbruglia

This song is a unique combination of early 2000s bubble gum pop and power ballad—and that’s a great thing! “Counting Down the Days”, as the title suggests, is the perfect song to listen to as you count down to your next visit with your significant other. It’s a great fit for every mood!

Key Lyrics: “I want to travel through time/See your surprise/Hold you so tight/I’m counting down the days”

Lyrics

You were right
And I don’t want to be here
If you’re gonna be there
Was that supposed to happen

I’ll hold tight
I’ll remember to smile
Though it has been a while
And without you does it matter

There’s no room
No place to start
When our souls are apart

I want to travel through time
See your surprise
I’d hold you so tight
I’m counting down the days tonight
I just want to be a million miles away from here
I’m counting down the days

How’ve you been
It’s just the usual here
And days are feeling like years
And every day’s without you
Now I cry
Just a little too much
When i think of your touch
And everything about you

I feel cold
I’m in the dark
When our souls are apart

I want to travel through time
See your surprise
I’d hold you so tight
I’m counting down the days tonight
I just want to be a million miles away from here
I want to travel through time
See your surprise
I’d hold you so tight
I’m counting down the days tonight
I just want to be a million miles away from here
I’m counting down the days
I’m counting down the days
I’m counting down the days
I’m gonna be you surprise
I’m gonna hold you so tight

Yeah

I want to travel through time
See your surprise
I’d hold you so tight
I’m counting down the days tonight
I just want to be a million miles away from here
I want to travel through time
See your surprise
I’d hold you so tight
I’m counting down the days tonight
I just want to be a million miles away from here
A million miles away from here

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From Where You Are – Lifehouse

With a hint of twang reminiscent of a country song, this song is a realistic anthem for any long-distance couple. Focusing on all that you miss out on and sacrifice in an LDR, this is definitely a song to listen to if you need a good cry.

Key Lyrics: “So far from away from where you are/Standing underneath the stars/And I wish you were here”

Lyrics

So far away from where you are
These miles have torn us worlds apart
And I miss you
Yeah, I miss you
So far away from where you are
Standing underneath the stars
And I wish you were here

I miss the years that were erased
I miss the way the sunshine would light up your face
I miss all the little things I never thought that they’d mean everything to me
Yeah, I miss you
And I wish you were here

I feel the beating of your heart
I see the shadows of your face
Just know that wherever you are
Yeah, I miss you
And I wish you were here

I miss the years that were erased
I miss the way the sunshine would light up your face
I miss all the little things
I never thought that they’d mean everything to me
Yeah, I miss you
And I wish you were here

So far away from where you are
These miles have torn us worlds apart
And I miss you
Yeah, I miss you
And I wish you were here

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Already Home – A Great Big World

We’ve all been there in an LDR. Counting down the days until we get to see our significant other again. This song is one of the more uplifting, positive tunes about long distance relationships, saying that nothing can come between two people in love and that home is wherever you are together.

Key Lyrics: “Don’t you know that I spend all my nights/Counting backwards the days ‘til I’m home?”

Lyrics

You say love is what you put into it
You say that I’m losing my will
Don’t you know that you’re all that I think about?
You make up a half of the whole

You say that it’s hard to commit to it
You say that it’s hard standing still
Don’t you know that I spend all my nights
Counting backwards the days ’til I’m home?

If only New York wasn’t so far away
I promise the city won’t get in our way
When you’re scared and alone
Just know that I’m already homeI say that we’re right in the heart of it
A love only we understand
I will bend every light in this city
And make sure they’re shining on you

If only New York wasn’t so far away
I promise the city won’t get in our way
And when you’re scared and alone
Just know that I’m already home

When life takes its own course
Sometimes we just don’t get to choose
I’d rather be there next to you
Promise you’ll wait for me, wait for me
Wait ’til I’m home

All I have is this feeling inside of me
The only thing I’ve ever known

If only New York wasn’t so far away
I promise the city won’t get in our way
When you’re scared and alone
Just know that I’m already home

If only New York wasn’t so far away
I will be there every step of the way
And when you’re scared and alone
Just know that I’m already home

Just know that I’m already home

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Right Here Waiting – Richard Marx

Even if you don’t recognize the title of this song, there’s no doubt you’ve heard it before. The melody is contagious, the lyrics are from the heart, and there’s nothing about this song that you won’t absolutely adore. Warning: there might be some tears involved.

Key Lyrics: “Wherever you go, whatever you do/I will be right here waiting for you”

Lyrics

Oceans apart day after day
And I slowly go insane
I hear your voice on the line
But it doesn’t stop the pain

If I see you next to never
How can we say forever

Wherever you go
Whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you
Whatever it takes
Or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you

I took for granted, all the times
That I thought would last somehow
I hear the laughter, I taste the tears
But I can’t get near you now

Oh, can’t you see it baby
You’ve got me going crazy

Wherever you go
Whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you
Whatever it takes
Or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you

I wonder how we can survive
This romance
But in the end if I’m with you
I’ll take the chance

Oh, can’t you see it baby
You’ve got me going crazy

Wherever you go
Whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you
Whatever it takes
Or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you
Waiting for you

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All of the Stars – Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran has a relatable song for every situation and “All of the Stars” is no exception. Focusing on a cross-continental relationship, this gorgeous song is about two separated lovers who are looking at the same night sky. The combination of Sheeran’s soothing voice and these heartfelt lyrics can’t be beat.

Key Lyrics: “You’re on the other side/As the skyline splits in two/I’m miles away from seeing you”

Lyrics

It’s just another night, and I’m staring at the moon
I saw a shooting star and thought of you
I sang a lullaby by the waterside and knew
If you were here, I’d sing to you
You’re on the other side as the skyline splits in two
Miles away from seeing you
But I can see the stars from America
I wonder, do you see them too?

So open your eyes and see
The way our horizons meet
And all of the lights will lead
Into the night with me
And I know these scars will bleed
But both of our hearts believe
All of these stars will guide us home

I can hear your heart on the radio beat
They’re playing, “Chasing Cars”, and I thought of us
Back to the time you were lying next to me
I looked across and fell in love
So I took your hand, back through lamp-lit streets I knew
Everything led back to you
So can you see the stars over Amsterdam?
You’re the song my heart is beating to

So open your eyes and see
The way our horizons meet
And all of the lights will lead
Into the night with me
And I know these scars will bleed
But both of our hearts believe
All of these stars will guide us home

And oh
And you know
And oh

I can see the stars from America

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Country Songs

Carolina – Parmalee

This is one of those long distance relationship country songs that you can listen to over and over again without getting tired of it. Country fans and non-country fans alike will find solace in these heartfelt lyrics—especially if they live in one of the Carolinas or have a significant other who is constantly traveling.

Key Lyrics: “I miss your pretty smile, and I’m coming back in a little while/But I’m a thousand miles away again”

Lyrics

Home is where my heart is still beating
And I don’t know when I’ll see her again
I hate to see her cry when I’m leaving
But now I’m a thousand miles away again

And she feels like Carolina
Looks like California
Shining like those New York lights on Broadway
When she looks back I’m behind her
I’ll always be there for her
She makes me feel like home’s not so far away
She feels like Carolina

It’s hard to understand the way I’m living
And I know she thinks I’m never coming home (never coming home)
But I miss her pretty smile, I’m coming back in a little while
But I’m a thousand miles away again

And she feels like Carolina
Looks like California
Shining like those New York lights on Broadway
When she looks back I’m behind her
I’ll always be there for her
She makes me feel like home’s not so far away

No matter how far I go, you know I can’t stop thinking about her
And there’s nothing like the way I feel, the way I feel when I’m beside her

[2x]
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh

She feels like Carolina
Looks like California
Shining like those New York lights on Broadway
When she looks back I’m behind her
I’ll always be there for her
She makes me feel like home’s not so far away

Carolina (Carolina)
California (California)
Like home’s not so far away

She feels like Carolina (Carolina)
Looks like California (California)
She makes me feel like home’s not so far away
She makes me feel like home’s not so far away

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Come Back… Be Here – Taylor Swift

Cue the old Taylor Swift. This is the song to listen to when you’re sitting at an airport, leaving your significant other, trying to hide the tears. The emotion is so raw and relatable that you’ll find yourself listening to it on repeat.

Key Lyrics: “This is when the feeling sinks in/I don’t wanna miss you like this”

Lyrics

You said it in a simple way
4 a.m., the second day
How strange that I don’t know you at all
Stumbled through the long goodbye
One last kiss, then catch your flight
Right when I was just about to fall
I told myself don’t get attached
But in my mind I play it back
Spinning faster than the plane that took you

And this is when the feeling sinks in
I don’t wanna miss you like this
Come back, be here
Come back, be here
I guess you’re in New York today
I don’t wanna need you this way
Come back, be here
Come back, be here

The delicate beginning rush
The feeling you can know so much
Without knowing anything at all
And now that I can put this down
If I had known what I’d known now
I never would’ve played so nonchalant
Taxi cabs and busy streets
That never bring you back to me
I can’t help but wish you took me with you

And this is when the feeling sinks in
I don’t wanna miss you like this
Come back, be here
Come back, be here
I guess you’re in London today
And I don’t wanna need you this way
Come back, be here
Come back, be here

This is falling in love in the cruelest way
This is falling for you and you are worlds away
In New York, be here
But you’re in London and I break down
‘Cause it’s not fair that you’re not around

This is when the feeling sinks in
I don’t wanna miss you like this
Come back, be here
Come back, be here
I guess you’re in New York today
And I don’t wanna need you this way
Come back, be here
Come back, be here

Oh-oh, oh-oh
I don’t wanna miss you like this
Oh-oh, oh-oh
Come back, be here
Come back, be here

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I Want Crazy – Hunter Hayes

Added, thanks to Lasting The Distance reader, Clara!

If you’re looking for a song to renew your sense of adventure, look no further. Even people who claim to hate country music love this upbeat song about not taking the easy way out of an LDR.

Key Lyrics: “You can’t undo a fall like this/’Cause love don’t know what distance is”

Lyrics

I’m booking myself a one way flight
I gotta see the color in your eyes
And telling myself I’m gonna be alright
Without you baby is a waste of time

Yeah, our first date, girl, the seasons changed
It got washed away in a summer rain
You can’t undo a fall like this
‘Cause love don’t know what distance is
Yeah, I know it’s crazy

But I don’t want “good” and I don’t want “good enough”
I want “can’t sleep, can’t breathe without your love”
Front porch and one more kiss, it doesn’t make sense to anybody else
Who cares if you’re all I think about,
I’ve searched the world and I know now,
It ain’t right if you ain’t lost your mind
Yeah, I don’t want easy, I want crazy
Are you with me baby? Let’s be crazy

Yeah

I wanna be scared, don’t wanna know why
Wanna feel good, don’t have to be right
The world makes all kinds of rules for love
I say you gotta let it do what it does

I don’t want just another hug and a kiss goodnight
Catchin’ up calls and a date sometimes
I love that we’re rebels, and we still believe
We’re the kind of crazy people wish that they could be, yeah

Oh, and I know we’re crazy, yeah

But I don’t want “good” and I don’t want “good enough”
I want “can’t sleep, can’t breathe without your love”
Front porch and one more kiss, it doesn’t make sense to anybody else
Who cares if you’re all I think about,
I’ve searched the world and I know now,
It ain’t right if you ain’t lost your mind
Yeah, I don’t want easy, I want crazy
You with me baby? Let’s be crazy

Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na

No, I don’t want “good” and I don’t want “good enough”
I want “can’t sleep, can’t breathe without your love”
Front porch and one more kiss, it doesn’t make sense to anybody else
Who cares if you’re all I think about,
I’ve searched the world and I know now,
It ain’t right if you ain’t lost your mind
Yeah, I don’t want easy, I want crazy

Yeah, look at us baby, tonight the midnight rules are breaking
There’s no such thing as wild enough,
And maybe we just think too much
Who needs to play it safe in love?
Let’s be crazy!

Na na na na oh na na na na oh

Who cares if we’re crazy? We gotta be crazy
I know that we’re crazy, so let’s be crazy
Yeah…

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Love Remembers – Craig Morgan

This is some good, authentic country music—not to mention a super catchy tune. As the title suggests, the song is about how, when you’re in love, you remember every little thing, and that nothing or no one can come close to the person you love.

Key Lyrics: “Love remembers the smell of a summer day/Lying in a hammock over fresh cut grass/And the promise of forever”

Lyrics

You can’t forget what love was wearing
When it walked out your front door
Where you fell down to your knees
And can’t forget the kind of suitcase
That was packed out on the sidewalk
While you cried there beggin’ please
But love remembers

You can lie and tell yourself
You’re over it and someone else will take love’s place
And this is for the best
You can lie in that bed
In a stranger’s arms reachin’ for comfort
Close your eyes and still get no rest

Cause love remembers
The smell of a summer day
Lying in a hammock over fresh cut grass
And the promise of forever
Yeah love remembers
The sound of the pouring rain
Beatin’ down on the top of a car
On the side of the road
Where it couldn’t wait
Yeah love remembers

You might convince yourself
There’s shelter in a bottle
For a while there it might numb the pain
But when it hits you, then it hits you
That love’s still gone and you’ll be wishin’
That you’d poured it down the drain
‘Cause love remembers

The taste of cotton candy lip gloss
On the lips of a long kiss
And the plans they made together
Yeah love remembers
To feel the fingertips
Running through soakin’ wet hair
On the bank after a midnight swim
Yeah love remembers

Yeah love remembers
The smell of a summer day
Lying in a hammock over fresh cut grass
And the promise of forever
Love remembers
The sound of the pouring rain
Beating down on the top of a car
On the side of the road
Where it couldn’t wait
Yeah love remembers

Love remembers
(Love remembers)
(The sound of the pouring rain)
Beating down on the top of a car
(On the side of the road)
(Where it couldn’t wait)

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R&B / Hip-Hop Tunes

No Air – Jordin Sparks ft. Chris Brown

If you’re a ‘90s kid, or just enjoy a good throwback tune, you surely know this catchy song. Once you dive into the catchy beat and infectious melody, the lyrics are heartfelt and genuine. Give this song a listen, or send it to your boyfriend or girlfriend as a way of showing how much they mean to you.

Key Lyrics: “Losing you is like living in a world with no air”

Lyrics

[Jordin]
Tell me how I’m supposed to breathe with no air

If I should die before I wake
It’s ’cause you took my breath away
Losing you is like living in a world with no air
Oh

[Chris Brown]
I’m here alone, didn’t wanna leave
My heart won’t move, it’s incomplete
Wish there was a way that I can make you understand

[Jordin]
But how do you expect me
to live alone with just me
‘Cause my world revolves around you
It’s so hard for me to breathe

Tell me how I’m supposed to breathe with no air
Can’t live, can’t breathe with no air
It’s how I feel whenever you ain’t there
It’s no air, no air
Got me out here in the water so deep
Tell me how you gonna be without me
If you ain’t here, I just can’t breathe
It’s no air, no air

No air, air
No air, air
No air, air
No air, air

[Chris Brown]
I walked, I ran, I jumped, I flew
Right off the ground to float to you
There’s no gravity to hold me down for real

[Jordin]
But somehow I’m still alive inside
You took my breath, but I survived
I don’t know how, but I don’t even care

[Both:]
So how do you expect me
to live alone with just me
‘Cause my world revolves around you
It’s so hard for me to breathe

No air, air
No air, air
No air, air
No air, air
No more
It’s no air, no air

No air, air
No air, air
No air, air
No air, air

Tell me how I’m supposed to breathe with no air
Can’t live, can’t breathe with no air
It’s how I feel whenever you ain’t there
It’s no air, no air

Got me out here in the water so deep
Tell me how you gonna be without me
If you ain’t here, I just can’t breathe
It’s no air, no air

No air, air
No air, air
No air, air
No air

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Long Distance – Brandy

This might be one of the most raw, relatable songs about long distance relationships. Brandy sings about how difficult a long-distance relationship is and how hard it can be to get the person you love off your mind, no matter how hard you try.

Key Lyrics: “This long distance is killin’ me/I wish that you were here with me”

Lyrics

There’s only so many songs that I can sing to pass the time.
And I’m running out of things to do to get you off my mind (oh whoa).
All I have is this picture in a frame (oh ah),
That I hold close to see your face everyday.

With you is where I’d rather be,
But we’re stuck where we are.
It’s so hard, you’re so far.
This long distance is killing me.
I wish that you are here with me,
But we’re stuck where we are
It’s so hard, you’re so far. (so hard, you’re so far.)
This long distance is killing me.

It’s so hard, it’s so hard, where we are, where we are, you’re so far.
This long distance is killing me.
It’s so hard, it’s so hard, where we are, where we are, you’re so far
(So hard, so hard, where we are, where we are, your so far).
This long distance is killing me.

Now the minutes feel like hours
And the hours feel like days. (whoa oh whoa)
While I’m away (way-ay)
You know right now I can’t be home (ah)
But I’m coming home soon (ah)
Coming home soon. (ah a hah)
All I have is this picture in a frame (ah),
That I hold close to see your face everyday.

With you is where i’d rather be (where I’d rather be.),
But we’re stuck where we are (oh oh).
It’s so hard, (oh ah) you’re so far. (oh ah)
This long distance is killing me.
I wish that you are here with me (you are here with me),
But we’re stuck where we are (oh oh)
It’s so hard, (oh ah) you’re so far. (oh ah)

Can you hear me crying?
Ooh (oh-oh oh-oh)
Can you hear me crying? (oh-oh ah!)
Ooh (oh-oh oh-oh)
Can you hear me crying? (oh-oh ah!)
Ooh (oh-oh oh-oh)
Ooh woo whoa ah ah oh ah (oh-oh ah!)
Uh ah uh ah whoa0h ah (oh-oh oh-oh)

With you is where i’d rather be (where I’d rather be.) whoa!
(But we’re stuck where we are) oh!
(It’s so hard) So hard (your so far), so far
(This long distance is killing me) This long distance is killing me
I wish that you are here with me (you are here with me) me.
(But we’re stuck where we are) Stuck where we are! So hard! So far
This long distance is killing me

It’s so hard, it’s so hard, where we are, where we are, you’re so far.
This long distance is killing me.
It’s so hard, it’s so hard, where we are, where we are, you’re so far
(So hard, so hard, where we are, where we are, your so far).
This long distance is killing me.

There’s only so many songs that I can sing to pass the time.

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I’m Missing You – Bobby Tinsley

This catchy tune definitely hasn’t gotten the recognition it deserves—both in the music scene and within the world of LDRs. Tinsley’s soulful voice perfectly complements the lyrics about a man counting down until he can see his love again.

Key Lyrics: “So I go outside and I fake a smile/But if they knew how many miles”

Lyrics

Ohh babe… Ohh babe…
The nights are long,
My days are cold,
Without the warmth you provide me when I hold,
You in my arms, feels so long ago, When you were there… I
Think a teardrop just fell down.
I really wanna come to see you, I really really wish I could,
Maybe in a couple weeks, It’s only a couple weeks…
But even know I get to,
It’s 14 days I gotta get trough
(It’s too many days babe)
And I’m really really missing you
And I miss, miss, Miss.I’m missing you
And I don’t know.How I’m gonna make it trough
But I gotta, gotta, stay strong for us two
I’m a man, It’s a job that I gotta do.
So I go outside and I fake a smile
But if they only knew, Just how many miles.
Were between love so true, I really couldn’t cope the way that we do (that we do.)
And I’m really really missing you,
You, you…
Baby when you’re near,
All of my visions clear.
But like a magic show, I blink and than you disapear.
And I frequently, Envision of it would be
To have you alone with me
Give me a moment so I can breathe .
Ok.
I really wanna come to see you, Baby I wish I could …(Wish I could.)
Maybe in a couple weeks (It’s only two weeks)
It’s only a couple weeks (But the problem is.)
Even though I get to.
It’s 14 long days that I don’t have you
(It’s too many days babe)
And I’m really really missing you.
And I miss, miss. Miss
I’m really really missing you.
And I don’t know, (I don’t know)
How I’m gonna make it through.
But I gotta, gotta … (Gotta)
Stay strong for us two. I’m a man,
It’s a job that I gotta do.
So I go outside and I fake a smile,
But if they only knew,
Just how many miles. (How many miles)
Were between love so true,
I really couldn’t cope the way that we do.
(The way that we do)
And I’m really really missing you (Missing you)
Cuz maybe one day babe,
Not too far away,
We can turn, all our dreams into memories.
(Not gonna be like this forever right?)
Baby we’ll have that home,
Stars stares, all that we share.
Too many nights, over the phone.
I really wanna come to see you (uhuh)
Baby you know I do.Maybe in a couple weeks (I’ll try)
It’s only a couple weeks (Can’t promiss.)
But even know I get to,
Still don’t wanna be away from you.
It’s too many days babe,
And I’m really really missing you.
And I miss, miss, Miss.I miss you.
And I don’t know (I don’t know)
How I’m gonna make it trough. But I gotta, gotta,
Hold strong for us two (strong for us two) I’m a man,
It’s a job that I gotta do.
So I go outside (I’ll go outside)
And I fake a smile (I’ll fake a smile)
But if they only knew,
Just how many miles.
Were between love so true, I really couldn’t cope the way that we do.
And I’m really really missing you…

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Distance and Time – Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys croons the thoughts you haven’t been able to say aloud in this little-known song that gives you faith in your LDR despite the distance. This is the sort of song you fall asleep listening to on repeat or send to your significant other when they’re having trouble with the distance.

Key Lyrics: “No matter how far you are/No matter how long it takes him/Through distance and time, I’ll be waiting”

Lyrics

This song is dedicated
To all the lovers who cant be together
Separated by distance and time
You were always on my mind
All I do is count the days
Where are you now?
Know I never let you down
I will never go away
I really wish that you would stay but what would we do
All the days that you’ve been gone I dream about you
And I anticipate the day that you will come home, home, home
No matter how far you are
No matter how long it takes him
Through distance and time
I’ll be waiting
And if you have to walk a million miles
I’ll wait a million days to see you smile
Distance and time, I’ll be waiting
Distance and time, I’ll be waiting
Will you take a train, to meet me where I am
Are you on your way?
And I will never do anything to hurt you
I’ll never live without you
I really wish that you would stay but what would we do
All the days that you’ve been gone I dreamed about you
And I anticipate the day that you will come home, home, home
No matter how far you are
No matter how long it takes him
Distance and time, I’ll be waiting
And if you have to walk a million miles
I’ll wait a million days to see you smile
Distance and time
I’ll be waiting
No matter how far you are
No matter how long it takes him
Through distance and time, I’ll be waiting
And you can walk a million miles
I’ll wait a million days to see you smile
Through distance and time, I’ll be waiting
Oh oh oh, oh
Oh oh oh, hey
Oh oh oh oh
I’ll be waiting
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
Through distance and time
I’ll be waiting
You are always on my mind
All I do is count the days
Where are you now?

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Throwbacks / Fun Tracks

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

You’ll probably hear this song at every wedding, sweet sixteen, or bar mitzvah you ever attend, but that’s because it’s simply an awesome, catchy tune. If you take the time to listen to the words being sung, you’ll see that, beneath the fun melody, the lyrics are actually quite beautiful. This is definitely one to send to your significant other.

Key Lyrics: “Remember life holds for you one guarantee/You’ll always have me”

Lyrics

Listen, baby,
Ain’t no mountain high
Ain’t no valley low,
Ain’t no river wide enough, baby

If you need me, call me,
No matter where you are
No matter how far,
Don’t worry, baby
Just call my name, I’ll be there in a hurry
You don’t have to worry

Cause baby, there ain’t no mountain high enough
Ain’t no valley low enough,
Ain’t no river wide enough
To keep me from getting to you, baby

Remember the day I set you free
I told you, you could always count on me, darling
And from that day on I made a vow
I’ll be there when you want me some way, some how

Cause baby, there ain’t no mountain high enough
Ain’t no valley low enough,
Ain’t no river wide enough
To keep me from getting to you, baby

Oh no darling,
No wind, no rain
No winters cold can stop me baby
No, no baby,
‘Cause you are my love
If you ever in trouble, I’ll be there on the double
Just send for me, oh baby

My love is alive
Way down in my heart
Although we are miles apart
If you ever need a helping hand
I’ll be there on the double just as fast as I can

Don’t you know that there ain’t no mountain high enough
Ain’t no valley low enough,
Ain’t no river wide enough
To keep me from getting to you, baby

Don’t you know that there
Ain’t no mountain high enough
Ain’t no valley low enough,
Ain’t no river wide enough
Ain’t no mountain high enough,
Ain’t no valley low enough…

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A Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton

Everyone knows and loves this song, courtesy of White Chicks, but it’s also a surprisingly accurate depiction of an LDR. We’d all give anything to have our love with us. This is an upbeat track for when you’d rather dance around your room thinking about your significant other than spend another night listening to sappy ballads.

Key Lyrics: “You know I’d walk a thousand miles if I could just see you tonight.”

Lyrics

Making my way downtown
Walking fast, faces pass and I’m homebound
Staring blankly ahead
Just making my way
Making a way through the crowd

And I need you
And I miss you
And now I wonderIf I could fall into the sky
Do you think time would pass me by?
Cause you know I’d walk a thousand miles
If I could just see you tonight

It’s always times like these
When I think of you
And wonder if you ever think of me
Cause everything’s so wrong and I don’t belong
Living in your precious memory

Cause I need you
And I miss you
And now I wonderIf I could fall into the sky
Do you think time would pass me by?
Cause you know I’d walk a thousand miles
If I could just see you tonight

And I, I don’t wanna let you know
I, I drown in your memory
I, I don’t wanna let this go
I, I don’tMaking…

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I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers

This song became a running joke on How I Met Your Mother, but, long before that, it was a hit in the United Kingdom in the ‘80s. The lyrics of this song are sweet and representative of an LDR, but the melody adds a fun, almost humorous element to it. You’ll find the chorus stuck in your head for days.

Key Lyrics: “I would walk 500 miles/And I would walk 500 more/Just to be the man who walks a thousand miles to fall down at your door”

Lyrics

When I wake up, well I know I’m gonna be,
I’m gonna be the man who wakes up next to you
When I go out, yeah I know I’m gonna be
I’m gonna be the man who goes along with you
When I get drunk, well I know I’m gonna be
I’m gonna be the man who gets drunk next to you
And when I haver, hey I know I’m gonna be
I’m gonna be the man who’s havering to you

And I would roll 500 miles
And I would roll 500 more
Just to be the man who rolls a thousand miles
To fall down at your door

When I’m working, yes I know I’m gonna be
I’m gonna be the man who’s working hard for you
And when the money, comes in for the work I do
I’ll pass almost every penny on to you
When I come home(When I come home), well I know I’m gonna be
I’m gonna be the man who comes back home to you
And when I grow old, well I know I’m gonna be
I’m gonna be the man who’s growing old with you

But I would roll 500 miles
And I would roll 500 more
Just to be the man who roles a thousand miles
To fall down at your door

Da da da (da da da)
Da da da (da da da)

Da Da Da Dun Diddle Un Diddle Un Diddle Uh Da Da

Da da da (da da da)
Da da da (da da da)

Da Da Da Dun Diddle Un Diddle Un Diddle Uh Da Da

When I’m lonely, well I know I’m gonna be
I’m gonna be the man who’s lonely without you
And when I’m dreaming, well I know I’m gonna dream
I’m gonna Dream about the time when I’m with you
When I go out(When I go out), well I know I’m gonna be
I’m gonna be the man who goes along with you
And when I come home(When I come home), yes I know I’m gonna be
I’m gonna be the man who comes back home with you
I’m gonna be the man who’s coming home with you

And I would roll 500 miles
And I would roll 500 more
Just to be the man who rolled a thousand miles
To fall down at your door

Da da da (da da da)
Da da da (da da da)

Da da da (da da da)
Da da da (da da da)

Da Da Da Dun Diddle Un Diddle Un Diddle Uh Da Da

Da da da (da da da)
Da da da (da da da)

Da da da (da da da)
Da da da (da da da)

Da Da Da Dun Diddle Un Diddle Un Diddle Uh Da Da

Da da da (da da da)
Da da da (da da da)

Da da da (da da da)
Da da da (da da da)

Da Da Da Dun Diddle Un Diddle Un Diddle Uh Da Da

Da da da (da da da)
Da da da (da da da)

Da da da (da da da)
Da da da (da da da)

Da Da Da Dun Diddle Un Diddle Un Diddle Uh Da Da

And I would walk 500 miles
And I would roll 500 more
Just to be the man who rolled a thousand miles
To fall down at your door

Eh
Don’t like it

I love the Welsh

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Kiss Me Thru the Phone – Soulja Boy

This throwback tune is definitely a switch from the rest of the songs on this list, but it’s a fun take on LDRs. Take fun hip-hop beats from a decade ago and combine them with these catchy lyrics and you have a song worth sharing with your significant other.

Key Lyrics: “I just wanna kiss you/But I can’t right now/So baby kiss me thru the phone”

Lyrics

Baby you know that I miss you
I wanna get with you tonight but I cannot baby girl
And that’s the issue, girl you know I miss you
I just wanna kiss you
But I can’t right now
So baby kiss me thru the phone (kiss me thru the phone)
I’ll see you later on
Kiss me thru the phone (kiss me thru the phone)
See you when I get home

Baby I know that you like me, you my future wifey
Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em, yeah
You can be my Bonnie, I can be your Clyde
You could be my wife, text me, call me
I need you in my life, yeah all day everyday I need ya
And every time I see ya my feelings get deeper
I miss ya, I miss ya, I really wanna kiss you but I can’t
Six, seven, eight, triple nine, eight, two, one, two

Baby you know that I miss you
I wanna get with you tonight but I cannot baby girl
And that’s the issue, girl you know I miss you
I just wanna kiss you
But I can’t right now
So baby kiss me thru the phone (kiss me thru the phone)
I’ll see you later on
Kiss me thru the phone (kiss me thru the phone)
See you when I get home

Baby I been thinking lately so much about you
Everything about you, I like it, I love it
Kissing you in public, thinking nothing of it
Roses by the dozen, talking on the phone
Baby you so sexy, your voice is so lovely
I love your complexion, I miss ya, I miss ya, I miss ya
I really wanna kiss you but I can’t
Six, seven, eight, triple nine, eight, two, one, two

Baby you know that I miss you
I wanna get with you tonight but I cannot baby girl
And that’s the issue, girl you know I miss you
I just wanna kiss you
But I can’t right now
So baby kiss me thru the phone (kiss me thru the phone)
I’ll see you later on
Kiss me thru the phone (kiss me thru the phone)
See you when I get home

She call my phone like
Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
We on the phone like
Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
We taking pics like
Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
She dial my number like
Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Six, seven, eight, triple, nine, eight, two, one, two

Baby you know that I miss you
I wanna get with you tonight but I cannot baby girl
And that’s the issue, girl you know I miss you
I just wanna kiss you
But I can’t right now
So baby kiss me thru the phone (kiss me thru the phone)
I’ll see you later on
Kiss me thru the phone (kiss me thru the phone)
See you when I get home

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40 Kinds of Sadness – Ryan Cabrera

Ryan Cabrera was every teen girl’s celebrity crush in the early 2000s. Though this song wasn’t a big radio hit, it is definitely a hit amongst the LDR crowd. We’re the ones who understand that it is, in fact, possible to feel 40 different kinds of sadness when our significant other is gone.

Key Lyrics: “My eyes are waiting at the door/Just like every time before/Time flies so slow”

Lyrics

Today’s chasing me around
I go crazy when you’re outside of my world
When you’re outside of my world
No sounds singing me to sleep
I don’t want the room to breathe
Just be with me
Just be with me

I feel 40 kinds of sadness when you’re gone
I feel the same thing always happens when you’re gone
And I know you’re just around the corner
But just around the corner is not enough
It’s not enough
It’s not enough

My eyes are waiting at the door
Just like every time before
Time flies so slow
Time flies so slow!

I feel 40 kinds of sadness when you’re gone
I feel the same thing always happens when you’re gone
And i know you’re just around the corner
But just around the corner is not enough
It’s not enough
It’s not enough

It’s not enough, I don’t know why
It’s not enough, I miss you all the time
And I know you kinda like it
I feel… Yeah
40 kinds of sadness, when you’re gone

I feel 40 kinds of sadness when you’re gone
I feel the same thing always happens when you’re gone
I know you’re just around the corner
But just around the corner is not enough

Just around the corner is not enough
Just around the corner is not enough

I know you’re just around the corner
But just around the corner is not enough
I know you’re just around the corner
But just around the corner is not enough

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What are your fave long distance relationship songs?

Do you have an amazing song that other LDR couples could relate to? Is there a certain song that always reminds you of your relationship? We’d love to hear from you in our LDR Support Group!

Lolo & Nate
 

Hi, we are Lolo (Canada) & Nate (Australia) a couple that had to go through all that a long distance relationship has to offer, just like you. With our experience and lessons learned we want to help you keep your long distance relationship as strong as ever and ultimately last the distance!

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Clara - June 11, 2018

As a country music fan, Hunter’s “I want crazy” is my favorite by him. Come back…be here is a beautiful piece.

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    Lolo & Nate - June 28, 2018

    Just listened to it, what a great song! We might have to add it to the list in our next update 🙂

    Thanks!

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blah blah - June 25, 2018

ours by taylor swift
light a way by he is we describes a day for me word for word.

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    Lolo & Nate - June 28, 2018

    Not a big fan of TayTay but this is a good one! Thanks for adding!

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Cat - August 1, 2018

In Case You Didn’t Know by Brett Young is a good one!

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    Lolo & Nate - August 1, 2018

    Thanks Cat,

    Queuing it up now!

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Brianna Brady - August 20, 2018

I love Bring Me The Night by Sam Tsui. It makes me cry every time I hear it.
“Measuring days in the spaces between our goodbyes”
“Bring me the night, send out the stars, cause when I’m dreaming we don’t seem so far”
“When I close my eyes, the miles melt away..like you’re here in my arms at the end of the day”

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    Lolo & Nate - August 20, 2018

    Thanks Brianna,

    That last verse is spot on.

    Queuing it up now!

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Mariah - September 12, 2018

Hi there, my name is Mariah and I live in the U.S. I’m dating someone who is 7 hours away in Kitchener Ontario Canada. I may be only 15, But I’ve learned a lot. Distance doesn’t ruin a relationship. Doubts do. So never give up on that special someone, because people fall in love in mysterious ways. LDRs are an amazing beautiful thing. It’s only a test!

Love ya’ll!

-Mariah and Cirric

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    Lolo & Nate - September 12, 2018

    Wise words Mariah!

    Good luck!

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LadyxoDeath - December 5, 2018

I met this guy that goes by Death online at my lowest point in my life and he’s been so…. perfect. He asked me to be his girlfriend three days ago and I said yes, but he lives on the other side of the country. I’ve tried an LDR before, but it wasn’t with someone I felt so connected to. I’ve fallen so completely in love with Death but I’m scared because I’ve never seen a successful LDR. I want more than anything for this to work, and could use the support. Everyone around us are too busy judging us instead of being supportive. Any advice is welcome, please. I just need some hope. I really love this guy.

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    Lolo & Nate - December 7, 2018

    Hi Precious,

    That’s definitely an interesting name that your partner goes by!

    I can tell you that there are a lot of successful LDRs that turn into regular ones. We’re one of those!

    But if you want more proof head over to the r/LongDistance subreddit and search for ‘closed’ you’ll see an amazing amount of posts, with new ones almost every day with couples that have successfully closed the distance.

    There will always be people that will judge your choices. It’s up to you to figure out how much you want to listen to them.

    Good luck!

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Nicole - December 30, 2018

My Fiancé just left to go on an LDS mission. It has been the HARDEST thing I’ve ever experienced. I’m not LDS so I think it makes it harder. I miss him everyday. The saddest part is not being able to run to him for comfort. It’s not like I can get a plane ticket and get to him. I am forced to stay away. If anyone has advice on how to survive it would be greatly appreciated!

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    Mary - October 17, 2019

    I am leaving for my lds mission in a year or two. Me and my SO have already talked about it and we both know it will be really hard but we can get through it.

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      Lolo & Nate - October 19, 2019

      Hi Mary,

      It’s great that you and your SO are planning ahead!

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Lindsey - December 30, 2018

I met my fiancé online he’s in Greece and I’m in the U.S we have been apart going on 7 months and going through all of this for two years but now we will be married in January. Distance is nothing if you really love someone hang in there!!

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Kadee - January 2, 2019

Snow on the sahara -sung by Anggun
If your hopes scatter like the dust across your track
I’ll be the moon that shines on your path
The sun may blind our eyes, I’ll pray the skies above
For snow to fall on the Sahara
If that’s the only place where you can leave your doubts
I’ll hold you up and be your way out
And if we burn away,
I’ll pray the skies above for snow to fall on the Sahara

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    Lolo & Nate - January 4, 2019

    Hey Kadee,

    Queuing it up now!

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mira - January 6, 2019

some of my favourites are
i like me better -lauv
never be alone – shawn mendes
and it my not be specifically for ldrs but the acoustic version of latch by sam smith is just so breathtaking i cant help but mention it. my boyfriend is from england and im in canada so little things like mixtapes really help make us feel not so far apart. thanks for the ideas!!!

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    Lolo & Nate - January 6, 2019

    Hey Mira,

    Mixtapes are great for LDRs. Music taste is another way to get to know someone on a deeper level.

    Thanks for sending through your favourites. Queuing them up now!

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Nancie - March 15, 2019

One I would add is “I won’t give up” by Jason Mraz. When I’m struggling in between visits this reminds me that we made this commitment, and I’m not ready to give up. He’s in Norway, me in the US. It’s already on here but I absolutely love Ed Sheeran “all of the stars” especially since it shows a cross continental relationship. This list is awesome thank you!

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    Lolo & Nate - March 16, 2019

    Hi Nancie!

    Thanks for that, queuing it up now!

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Tammy - March 31, 2019

Homesick by Dua Lipa is a good one.

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    Lolo & Nate - April 1, 2019

    Thanks Tammy!

    Going to queue this one up now 🙂

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Rovelyn - April 25, 2019

Hi I’m Rovelyn from Philippines.I have fiance,his from Mississippi USA. We almost 2years and we never meet each other 2017 til 2018,I hope we met soon.2019….but thanks God…few months to go…. we’re in LDR ..

The song his never forget me”Beautiful crazy” by: Luke Grahams and “God gave me you”

He love me very much,he never give up on me ever we’re apart in the globe

Love you always. Judge S.

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    Lolo & Nate - April 26, 2019

    Hi Rovelyn!

    Thanks for the suggestions. Queuing them up now!

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Bee - August 21, 2019

So grateful I found this playlist! The Girl by City and Colour is a favourite! My partner of two years is in the Navy so the lyric about sailing around the world is quite apt!
Really needed a bunch of songs like this so thank you

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    Lolo & Nate - August 21, 2019

    Hi Bee!

    So glad you found this list helpful!

    Let us know if there are any others you think we should add 😀

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Brianna - August 22, 2019

Thanks so much for helping people get through their long distance relationships. I just started a LDR with my boyfriend of 6 years and it’s hard not having him around every day like we used to be. But the distance and time is worth it for our future.

I LOVE listening to Halfway Around the World by the A teens. It’s upbeat and so sweet

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    Lolo & Nate - August 22, 2019

    Hi Brianna,

    Thanks for the kind words! It means a lot to us.

    Also, thanks for the recommendation. Queuing it up now! 🙂

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Philip - October 31, 2019

Checkout Between us (aurosonic mix) by Smart Apes if you can appreciate trance that is. Here are the lyrics:

When you wake up, I’m still sleeping in my bed
The difference in seven hours is between us
You are wearing my T-shirt
Well, I am wearing a coat
And you see a beautiful sea, but I don’t have it

Please close your eyes
And imagine me by your side
When we are together
Still, you believe
That we can be together
Like we dream

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    Lolo & Nate - November 1, 2019

    Thanks Philip!

    We’ll be sure to check it out.

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abigail beasley - December 6, 2019

Long Distance by Bruno Mars

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    Lolo & Nate - December 6, 2019

    Hi Abigail,

    Thanks for the contribution, queuing Bruno Mars on Spotify now!

    Definitely need to add it to the list.

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Sam Mitchell - January 26, 2020

Nothing like you by Luke Combs

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    Lolo & Nate - January 27, 2020

    Thanks for the country suggestion Sam.

    We’re queuing it up now!

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Exho - January 30, 2020

My boyfriend’s favorite song is This by Darius Rucker. It ends up becoming our song.

I also like the song Plane, but not the original one, the cover made by the Spartones.

And Perfectly perfect from Simple plan is awesome too !

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    Lolo & Nate - February 5, 2020

    Hi Exho,

    Queuing up your suggestions!

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Cindy - February 11, 2020

My fav LDR song is “Stay a little longer” by the Brothers Osborne.

Another good LDR song is “Compass” by the awesome Lady Antebellum & it’s very upbeat.

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    Lolo & Nate - February 11, 2020

    Thanks for the recommendations Cindy!

    Queuing them up now!

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Chiara - March 1, 2020

Oceans Away from ARIZONA is a great one that should be on the list.

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    Lolo & Nate - March 2, 2020

    Thanks Chiara! Will listen to it now!

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Matt - March 2, 2020

Not necessarily a LDR song, but Conversations In The Dark by John Legend is worth a listen.

I could’ve wrote every word of this song for my girlfriend and future wife. I can’t wait to have her in my arms.

Love your pic Lolo & Nate. Can’t wait to have one like that with my girl.

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    Lolo & Nate - March 2, 2020

    We’re big fans of John Legend.

    Thanks for the recommendation and kind words Matt.

    Good Luck!

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Loane - April 8, 2020

Better Half of Me by Tom Walker is truly a beautiful song.

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    Lolo & Nate - April 9, 2020

    Thanks for the suggestion Loane.

    Queuing it up now!

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Skye - April 20, 2020

With you Tyler Shaw
“With you, all the years just fade away
Like a dream in my arms, but I’m wide awake
With you, whenever I’m with you
Ain’t it funny how the time flies
Now you’re here as my wife’’

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    Lolo & Nate - April 20, 2020

    Thanks Skye!

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Hilary - May 9, 2020

Hi! Thank you for the list and allowing others to give feedback. My boyfriend and I are currently in a LDR and one of the most beautiful songs he has sent means just brings me to tears is

“God Damn You’re Beautiful”
By: Chester See
There’s a clean version too titled “You’re Beautiful”)

On the days I can’t see your eyes
I don’t even want to, open mine
On the days I can’t see your smile
Well I’d rather sit and wait the while
For the days I know you’ll be near
‘Cause a day without you just isn’t fair
See the days I can hear your voice
I’m left without a choice
Plus I get weak in the knees
Fall head over heels baby
And every other cheesy cliche
Yes I’m swept off my feet
Oh my heart skips a beat
But there’s really only one thing to say:
God Damn you’re beautiful
To me, you’re everything
Yeah that’s beautiful, yes to me..

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    Lolo & Nate - May 11, 2020

    Thanks for the suggestion Hilary!

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KZ - October 25, 2020

The Distance by Evan and Jaron

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    Lolo & Nate - April 19, 2021

    We’ll check it out!

    Thanks KZ.

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Mary - November 20, 2020

There is a new song from the DJ Kygo: Love to Go. Absolutely wonderful LDR song and youtube video!

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    Lolo & Nate - November 20, 2020

    Hi Mary,

    Thanks for the suggestion.

    Queuing it up now!

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Addie - November 22, 2020

Hey! Appreciated this post so much, as music is the thing that really connects me and my boyfriend! Currently in a LDR between the US and Sweden, and it’s hard, but without a doubt worth it. A song we listen to is NYLA by blackbear, it really captures the obstacles of an LDR, but also the positive aspects of being in love.

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    Lolo & Nate - November 22, 2020

    Hi Addie,

    It’s awesome that you both have a love for music.

    Thanks for the suggestion, queuing NYLA up now!

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June - February 20, 2021

“Lost without you” by Freya Ridings…amazingly beautiful tone in her voice and such sad lyrics.

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    Lolo & Nate - February 22, 2021

    Thanks June!

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Bevin Gerhauser - April 7, 2021

Hey there Delilah has a “response” song called Hey it’s Delilah by Kallista Rowan that is amazing as well!

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    Lolo & Nate - April 7, 2021

    Hey Bevin,

    We didn’t know that, thanks for the suggestion!

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Christina - April 8, 2021

Are there any songs that are similar to “I will always love you” by Whitney Houston?

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    Lolo & Nate - April 19, 2021

    Hi Christina,

    That’s a great question. We weren’t too sure so we copy/pasted your question into Google and this awesome list came up!

    Hope this helps!

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