When I wake up, well, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who wakes up next to you
When I go out, yeah, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who goes along with you

If I get drunk, well, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who gets drunk next to you
And if I haver, hey, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who's havering to you

But I would walk five hundred miles
And I would walk five hundred more
Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles
To fall down at your door

When I'm working, yes, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who's working hard for you
And when the money comes in for the work I do
I'll pass almost every penny on to you

When I come home, oh, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who comes back home to you
And if I grow old, well, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who's growing old with you

But I would walk five hundred miles
And I would walk five hundred more
Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles
To fall down at your door

When I'm lonely, well, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who's lonely without you
And when I'm dreamin' well, I know I'm gonna dream
I'm gonna dream about the time when I'm with you

When I go out, well, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who goes along with you
When I come home, yes, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who comes back home with you
I'm gonna be the man who's coming home with you

But I would walk five hundred miles
And I would walk five hundred more
Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles
To fall down at your door

And I would walk five hundred miles
And I would walk five hundred more
Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles
To fall down at your door


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I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) (The Proclaimers cover) song meanings
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    General CommentWho wouldn't want a guy who believes he'll be the man doing just about everything with you? I used to sing this song all the time when I was younger, not really knowing the lyrics, just liking the tune.
    Caiton May 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDid they sing this, I thought it was the Proclaimers.???
    Tapies24on May 13, 2005   Link

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