I'm a mile away from where I belong,
and I'm a mile away from home.
I'm lying awake at the thought of you gone,
and I'm a mile away from home.

On top of the world he thought,
let down when he hit the spot,
dead stare in the mirror as he drove.
Had room for growing up,
he got cold feet so he had to run
to a city with a history in love.

Knowing she relies on me,
but I'm on my way to an unpredicted fall.
Feet under the covers now,
lips sealed tight 'til I hear a sound,
the sound of a soon redeeming call.

I'm a mile away from where I belong,
and I'm a mile away from home.
I'm lying awake at the thought of you gone,
and I'm a mile away from home.

Now I know I never dreamed to be a movie star,
but I'm hiding in the Hollywood Hills.
I have learned regret from a coward's mouth,
wouldn't let her know how I feel.
Held up and I am stuck in line,
Can barely get around on the 405.
Headed downtown in a half-full automobile.

Now that deep inside I see the light,
I'm a runaway victim left alone.
At night though you lay so far, we both stare out at the same old stars,
wishing for direction, where to go.

I'm a mile away from where I belong,
and I'm a mile away from home.
I'm lying awake at the thought of you gone,
and I'm a mile away from home.

Oh, but I could never forget the guilty look in your eyes at the end.
I walk the line like a merry-go-round, thought I'd learned, but I lost you again.
And all at once if the world stopped spinning, maybe you could let me win (you could let me win).
Oh, but I could never forget the guilty look in your eyes at the end.

And

I'm a mile away from where I belong,
and I'm a mile away from home.
I'm lying awake at the thought of you gone,
and I'm a mile away from home. (x3)


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  • +1
    My InterpretationWhooaaa, I get it!
    You know The Catcher in The Rye? This whole song mirrors the story (from Holden's point of view, of course).
    It makes so much more sense now! Haha.
    alidazzleson August 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis has to be one of my favorite songs of all times. :]
    I'm sad more people don't know about it.
    xMandiixon July 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its "i LEARNED regret from a cowards mouth"

    at the beginning of the song it sounds like he was getting serious in a relationship but then he started doubting that he could do it so he ran away to figure stuff out.

    but then at the end of the song he makes it sound like its not his fault at all and all her fault for doing something.

    that happens a lot in capital lights songs: if you dont think to hard about what theyre saying, its ammazing.
    headbangforjesuson July 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really like this song. :) I guess it's about a breakup...
    dugpdcvon June 08, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthis band sounds neat but every song is about a breaking up with his girlfriend and nothing about God. so much for the christian label
    cheeseninja3on January 28, 2009   Link

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