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1000 Miles Lyrics

Makin' my way downtown,
Walkin' fast,
Faces pass and I'm homebound.

Starin' blankly ahead,
Just makin' my way,
Makin' a way through the crowd.

And I need you,
And I miss you,
And now I wonder...

If I could fall into the sky,


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    Mar 14th 2008 report

    I think someone she loved died. She feels uncomfortable being downtown without him..then she's homebound meaning depressed. She would walk a 1000 miles to see him but she can't because he's dead. She doesn't deserve to live in his precious memory. She wants to fall into the sky toward heaven. She wants time to pass her by until it's her time to die or stop greaving. Living life after a love one died is very lonely she just wants the time to pass. Maybe even waiting to reunite in heaven. It's sad...

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    Feb 1st 2020 report

    I think I wrote it in the writing room and so I’m going to write it and I asked my friend Vanessa my friends wife Kobe, he wanted to work with her and then she can sing backup for me and she’s really stunning and my friend Ben is playing different instruments and different sound of nineties, and then we became to be great music genres, and be together and dance along with other members and hang out. But he did lots of it and Ben is working for Daniel and so he’s going to practice music with me, and we can work at the studio and everything she wanted to do.

  3. anonymous
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    Sep 12th 2013 report

    I think this is about her wanting to go to heaven and see God, but she's a true Christian and knows she's not supposed to commit suicide, so she's stuck on Earth

  4. anonymous
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    Mar 29th 2013 report

    this is about a guy that is too far away and she would walk a thousand miles because she loves him and misses him but she doesn't want to let him know she drowns in his memory although she wonders if he ever thinks of her

  5. anonymous
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    Jun 28th 2012 report

    this song is about someone who knows someone who has canser. this loved one needs help and she would walk a 1000 miles (like the do for bress canser) to help. if she could fall into the sky is for her to get closer to heven and let the time pass so she doesnt have to see this loved one get hurt. but shes stuck at home with depression
    .. <3

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  6. anonymous
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    Aug 20th 2011 report

    It's about a guy she loves but he is miles away with his girlfriend and she can't do anything about it and it is making her feel so frustrated because she missed out and never told him how she felt and now he is with someone else.

  7. anonymous
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    Aug 8th 2011 report

    She miss him so much that ..she would walk 1000 miles,she would do anything for the guy just to see him..

  8. anonymous
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    Feb 2nd 2009 report

    It means that someone is far away from he one he/she loves he would walk a thousand miles to see him/her tonight but he can't because it would be impossible dur.. :P

  9. anonymous
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    Dec 8th 2007 report

    I think that it means that she would do anything for the person she loves, and she would do anything to see him. =]

  10. anonymous
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    Jun 30th 2007 report

    This song is about breast cancer and how she is walking 1000 miles just to see you. You see she misses this person very much, since they have died, from breast cancer =]

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  11. anonymous
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    May 11th 2007 report

    It means that she'd walk for a thousand miles for someone that she loves A LOT. She'll do anything to just see him tonight.

  12. anonymous
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    Jan 23rd 2007 report

    I think it's about her moving away, or going to be moving away, and she's just saying how much she's going to miss him.

    Or maybe HE'S moving away.

    I don't think he died, however... Since she says something about "living in your precious memories." He must be alive.. right?

  13. anonymous
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    Jan 4th 2007 report

    She does actually go 1000 miles... but can't find her lover, because he's died.

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