“Oh, I Didn’t Wanna Do It But I Got Too Lonely… Mmm, I Had To Call You Up In The Middle Of The Night…” –BILLY JOEL (“Sometimes A Fantasy” (1980))

…I Know It’s Awful Hard To Try To Make Love Long Distance…

…But I Really Needed Stimulation…

…Though It Was Only My Imagination…

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…It’s Just A Fantasy…

…It’s Not The Real Thing…

…It’s Just A Fantasy…

…It’s Not The Real Thing…

…But…

…SOMETIMES A FANTASY…

…Is All You Need…

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…When Am I Gonna Take Control…

…Get A Hold Of My Emotions…

…Why Does It Only Seem To Hit Me In The Middle Of The Night…

…You Told Me There’s A Number I Can Always Dial For Assistance…

…I Don’t Wanna Deal With Outside Action…

…Only You Can Give Me Satisfaction…

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…It’s Just A Fantasy…

…It’s Not The Real Thing…

…It’s Just A Fantasy…

…It’s Not The Real Thing…

…But…

…SOMETIMES A FANTASY…

…Is All You Need. …

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This Is For All Of Y’all Dealing With The Burden Of A Long-Distance-Relationship.

They Can Be A Real Bastard Sometimes.

Not Because Of The Person On The Other End…

…But Simply Because Of The Heartache The Distance Can Cause At Times.

It’s Not Easy Trying To Handle The Issues That Come With NOT Being Able To See Your Special Someone Anytime You Please.

I’ve Had A Total Of 10 Really REAL Relationships.

Of Those 10…

…A Total Of 7 Were Distance Gigs.

I’ve Always Done This Distance Thing For One Major Reason…

…I’m VERY Hard To Be Around All The Time.

So…

…If I’m Serious About A Really REAL Relationship…

…I Tend To Find Those Whom Are An Hour Or So, Or MORE, Away From Me.

The Only Times I’ve Ever Been Able To Count A Relationship As A Success Of Any Kind Has Been Because Of Distance.

All Of Those Really REAL Relationships…

…Where The Other Person Lived Close Enough To See Me Whenever They Wanted…

…Always Ended Really REALLY Fast.

I Hate Distance…

…But It WORKS.

So I Keep On Keepin’ On With The Same Philosophy.

I May Not Like It At All…

…But It’s A Practice I’ve Carefully Cultivated Over The Years.

I Really REALLY Wish I Honestly Could Be Around My Significant-Other Much More Often…

…But I Know ME.

I’m A Veritable BASKET-CASE-FROM-HELL Sometimes.

Okay…

…Most Of The Time.

But I Can’t Help That.

I’ve Gotta Be Me…

…And Bradley Alan Isn’t Someone Others Tend To Cling To.

They Might Cling For A Month…

…Or Two…

…But In The End…

…It’s ALWAYS A Disaster.

And I Think…

BILLY JOEL

…Perfectly Captures All Of This With This Song…

“SOMETIMES A FANTASY”

.Period.

It’s A Great Song That Hits VERY Close To Home For ME.

It’s Also My ALL-TIME FAVE Of FAVES From MR. JOEL.

I’ve Known The Song Since VERY Early In My Childhood…

…And Have Always GREATLY Enjoyed It.

So I Figured It Was PERFECT For What I Wanted To Do With This Subject.

Long-Distance-Relationships Are Hard Work…

…And Can Be VERY Trying On A Person…

…Mentally…

…Physically…

…And Especially EMOTIONALLY.

BUT…

…They Do Have Their Qualities.

They Say Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder And I Firmly Believe That’s VERY True.

Why???

Because…

…When You Finally Do Get To See Each Other Face-To-Face…

…It’s Just Like Being A Kid On Christmas Morning.

All Of The Joy And Love Come Pouring In Like A Mighty Flood.

And THAT Is When You Realize The Distance Is TOTALLY WORTH IT.

.PERIOD.

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Please Have A Grand Day, My Peeps.

I’m Already Working To Make It A Damned Decent Day, Fo SHO.

I Just Hope My Efforts Do Exactly That For Me.

WE SHALL SEE, As They Say.

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