"Miles Away" as written by and Billy Joel....
As the cars go by
Under the sun like an enemy
You wonder, you wonder, you wonder

As a spider comes
And looks at you like an enemy
You wonder, you wonder, you wonder

Yeah miles, miles away
She's hurting people in a better world
Miles, miles away
Dressed again in the hot water

You're more beautiful than ever
Looking in the car's rear view mirror

Floor is hard uncomforted
By the second time
She wondered, she hungered, she hungers
Like a killers wife

As the cars go by, as the cars go by
As the cars go by, yeah as the cars go by
Miles, miles away
She's hurting people in a better world
Miles, miles away
Dressed again in the hot water

Well, you're more beautiful than ever
Looking in the car's rear view mirror
You're more beautiful than ever
Miles, miles, miles, miles away
Miles, miles away


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"Miles Away" as written by Karen Lee Orzolek Brian Chase

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    General CommentThis song seems to me to be about some woman fleeing from the place where she killed her lover. "As the cars go by under the sun like an enemy, you wonder..." Sort of like paranoia you get when it seems like everyone knows what you did. and the whole "Miles, miles away" and "Looking in the car rear view mirror" seems like she is fleeing from somewhere. And I'm pretty sure the line "dressed again in the hot water" means she is sweating profusely. thats my best guess. any other theories?
    rudie_cant_failon February 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is probably my favourite song by this band. It was the first one i heard. My favourite line is 'you're more beautiful than ever'. don't know why. she just says it so.......loud??? dunno. it just appeals to me somehow.
    fuckin awesome band.
    it's good that she's a female too.
    jack_i_do_love_youon June 24, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis was the first song I heard by them, too.
    absolutely great, the breathing did it for me. I was instantly in love.
    When I hear it I get a visual of this drop dead gorgeous woman stuck on the side of the highway, you know, car trouble. Or maybe it's off road car sex?
    etceteraon May 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah. i love this song. spectacular.

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    NicoleInWonderlandon September 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKaren O's voice is so sexy, and this song gives me eargasms everytime I hear it. Aoh!
    Marajaon April 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim with jack_i_do_love_you! this is my favourite song by yeah yeah yeahs , and 'you're more beautiful than ever' is my favourite line ! :P
    kellsieon September 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song
    full of energy
    fantastic!
    whiskeyclonehotelon October 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti really like this song.the firs one i heard from yeah yeah yeahs...and i think i'm going to listen them from now on
    isis21on December 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIS IT JUST ME, OR DOES THIS SOUND LIKE A DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 SONG?

    VERY DRUM&BASS ON THE CHORUS..KICK ASS SONG IN MY OPINION. ONE OF THIS BANDS BEST SONGS.
    Roseaon June 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentnope the song sounds NOTHING like dfa1979
    good song. Love karen o she sounds so raw when shes breathing in and out. Honestly good band and i'll always love them!
    mixologieson August 29, 2008   Link

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