"2000 Miles" as written by and Chrissie Hynde....
He's gone two thousand miles
It's very far
The snow is falling down
Gets colder day by day
I miss you

The children will sing
He'll be back at Christmas time

In these frozen and silent nights
Sometimes in a dream you appear
Outside under the purple sky
Diamonds in the snow sparkle
Our hearts were singing
It felt like Christmas time

Two thousand miles
Is very far through the snow
I'll think of you
Wherever you go

He's gone two thousand miles
It's very far
The snow is falling down
Gets colder day by day
I miss you

I can hear people singing
It must be Christmas time
I hear people singing
It must be Christmas time


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"2000 Miles" as written by Christine Hynde

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    General CommentI can't believe no one's commented on this song, it's beautiful!

    So pretty and lovely to listen to, especially if you're missing someone (if it's near Christmas time, even better of course!)
    missmeon October 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics and Chrissie Hynde's voice makes me feel so emotional. god, it's so touching when you're missing someone you love. I listen to this song during Christmas time as well.
    seahorseon February 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWorks great around X-Mas, and has a great chorus. Reminds me of the winter and the Philadelphia Flyers, of course, during the cold months of their season.
    Flyersfanon October 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about santa right
    jump up!on May 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentProbably the best modern Christmas song imo.
    Rickveeon March 11, 2013   Link
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    General CommentIt's funny how everybody thinks this is such a cute song, but it's actually about a promiscuous woman (not that ain't cute to me). What other explanation for the two ways of addressing - the second and third person alternately - one for the husband who is away, and one for the lover who is near.
    Aelumagon December 23, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationFrom Wikipedia, "Hynde wrote the song for her former bandmate James Honeyman-Scott after he died prior to beginning work on the band's third album." 2000 miles is a gentle euphemism for the infinite distance of death.
    steve10157on August 20, 2016   Link

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