"Get Miles" as written by and Ian Thomas/blackburn Ball....
I love this island but this island's killing me
Sitting here in silence, man i don't get no peace
The waves upon my shore take me away piece by piece
Gonna leave everything i know gonna head out towards the sea
Jump off this island gonna head out towards the sea


I love this city man but this city's killing me
Sitting here in all this noise man i don't get no peace
The cars below my street take me away piece by piece
Gonna leave everything i know gonna head out towards the sea
Gonna leave this city man, gonna head out towards the sea

Get miles away, get miles away, get miles away
Get miles

I love this planet but this planet's killin' me
Sitting here in all this grass man i don't get no weed
The sweat comin' from my pores take me away piece by piece
Gonna leave everything i know gonna head to the galaxy
Gonna leave this planet man, gonna head to the galaxy

Get miles away, get miles away, get miles away, get miles away, get miles away, get miles away, get miles away
Get miles


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"Get Miles" as written by Benjamin Joseph Ottewell Ben Ottewell

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    General CommentListening to this song always reminds me of traveling. i LOVE this song.
    WatermelonOfJoyon September 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is all about wanting to constantly exclude yourself from anywhere. The person in the song always thinks bigger and bigger in the things he wants to exlude himself from, so an island (England), moves to a city (hates it there) and so finally thinks he needs to get away from the planet into the galaxy. I think his mental progression takes him to drugs for escapism.
    Eskimo_8on April 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGreat song from Gomez's Mercury Award winning 'Bring it on' album. Gruff, soulful vocals.
    rubyoverdiamondson May 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt can really be mental progression into anything. I'd almost want to say not drugs but some higher spiritual plane. He says he can't get weed in the final verse so that makes me want to think he's reaching beyond what we know here on earth.
    TacticalEliteon May 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is def. about drug use. Getting miles away from all your problems and the hassles of daily life, and finding a greater consciousness represented by the sea or galaxy.
    LiveSimplyon April 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much! I went to see them a coupla months ago, despite never listening to them, and the plyed this song and Ijust got goosebumps! Gomez ROCKS!
    residentinsanityon October 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about escapism generally, not specifically through drug use. The first verse I take literally. There's nothing like going and sitting on a cliff and staring out to sea when life gets all a bit too much! The second verse I take literally too - getting away from the hustle and bustle. Although for some, going to the big city is a means of escapism, presumably not so for the songwriter. The third verse is probably metaphorical for drug use. Personally I alwys thought the lyrics were "...in all this grass man i don't get no wheat." Excellent song either way. Saw them live about 12 years ago. Gives me goosebumps thinking about that gig even now.
    jugganauton January 16, 2013   Link

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