I'm a thousand miles from nowhere
Time don't matter to me
'Cause I'm a thousand miles from nowhere
And there's no place I want to be

I got heartaches in my pocket
I got echoes in my head
And all that I keep hearing
Are the cruel cruel things that you said

I'm a thousand miles from nowhere
Time don't matter to me
'Cause I'm a thousand miles from nowhere
And there's no place I want to be
Oh, I
Oh, I
Oh, I
Oh, I
Oh, I
Oh, I

I got bruises on my memory
I got tear stains on my hands
And in the mirror there's a vision
Of what used to be a man

I'm a thousand miles from nowhere
Time don't matter to me
'Cause I'm a thousand miles from nowhere
And there's no place I want to be

I'm a thousand miles from nowhere
Time don't matter to me
'Cause I'm a thousand miles from nowhere
And there's no place I want to be

Oh I'm
I'm a thousand miles from nowhere
I'm a thousand miles from nowhere
I'm a thousand, I'm a thousand, I'm a thousand


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  • +1
    General Comment

    Why has no one replied to this song? It's one of his best works, incredible song.

    Mr. No Nameon March 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
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    Ahh I love this song it's so great.

    Imperatoron February 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    This is what was playing the first time I ever watched CMT (when it was in the UK). Great song.

    kevinbrightonon March 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
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    man i wish i was 1,000 miles from nowhere right now!

    againes97on July 19, 2009   Link
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    General Comment

    Yes; this song is very underrated, along with a lot of other 90’s country music; to me it’s a treasure trove of amazing songs and great memories. Your mileage may vary. But yeah, this song to me seems to be about being at a crossroads, and it feels like he doesn’t care anymore, he’s giving up, nothing matters anymore so whether it’s one mile or a thousand miles, doesn’t matter. Every where you go, there you are. You can’t really run from anything. I mean you can try but it’s just denying the inevitable and delaying it a bit. Just go ahead and face it head on. No other way to do it, really.

    Loneliness is a place you travel to, remember that. No one gets lonely out of bad luck, you have to CHOOSE to be alone in this world. Because everyone; and I mean everyone, is looking for a friend. Especially these trying times. It’s so easy to find a friend nowadays. Just don’t limit yourself and keep an open mind. If you tend to judge people harshly then try and see that we’re all just looking for someone to appreciate and love us. It’s not that hard to see. We’re social creatures, we completely break down without others around. We need each other more than you probably realize so don’t ever choose to be alone jd given the opportunity to not be alone. It’s a lonely life when you’re the only person you interact with. I mean I think I’m pretty cool and awesome but even I don’t enoy spending all my time with myself. That’s insanity.

    movietangoon February 15, 2023   Link
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    My Opinion

    Brilliant tune, brilliant artist - agree with the previous comment — he’s at a F-it moment. Just let life come at you; take it as it comes.

    To me; the older I get - don’t take life too seriously. Enjoy more; work less. We’ve got but one life on this earth. Make it with it. Not to be stupid and quit your job etc…. But don’t live to work; work to live. Work is a means to and end.

    Anyhow; rant over - excellent song regardless

    Turbosonata76on October 15, 2023   Link

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