There was a time
Looking through myself
Wanted to pretend
If I escaped
I could feel myself
I don't think you can
Been far and wide
But that hole inside
Never really leaves

I went away
But I really lost
Left behind was me

Install in me
Clear me on my way

Ohhhhhhhh
Ohh oh oh, ohh oh oh
A Million Miles Away
(Ohh oh oh, ohh oh oh)
A Million Miles Away

I can't stay
I can't stay
(Ohh oh oh, ohh oh oh)
A Million Miles Away

Each passing day
Every passing face
Seems like such a gloom
I long to be
Home silently
Lying next to her

Just to get back
By her side is all,
All I need to be

I went away
What I really lost
Left behind was me

I need to be
Getting on my way

Ohhhh oh oh oh
Ohh oh oh, ohh oh oh
Ohh oh oh, ohh oh oh
A Million Miles Away
(Oh oh oh, oh oh oh)
A Million Miles Away

I can't take
I can't take
(Oh oh oh, oh oh oh)
A Million Miles Away

INTERLUDE (guitar solo)
Install in me
Turn me on my way

I can't take, I can't take
A Million Miles Away

I can't take, I can't take
A Million Miles Away

I can't take, I can't take
A Million Miles Away

Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
I can't take
I can't take
A Million Miles Away


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Million Miles Away [Apollo 440 Mix] Lyrics as written by Bryan Keith Holland

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  • +1
    General Commentlack originality? listen to Jennifer Lost the War and then listen to any song from Conspiracy. two different sounds, yet so closely related. takes originality to create two different sounds to call unique to yourself and then make them so closely the same. takes a whole lot of originality, something those orange county boys obviously have. i think people who say they are loseing their toutch are too closed minded to realize the truth. they are a force to be on earth for quite a while, ever changing every day, creating their sound to call their own.
    zps2on October 05, 2002   Link
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    My InterpretationI cannot believe these lyrics have not been transcribed. It is one of The Offspring's most overtly deep songs.

    Everyone in their late teens to early twenties thinks that there is a big world out there and in order to define who they are to themselves they have to go and sample it. What Dex realises when he is out there is that the woman he left behind is all he needs to feel himself so makes it his only quest to get back to what he left behind, ie himself personified in her.
    OilyFingerson November 18, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is it. This is the band, this is one of the songs that changed my prespective on the music world forever. It's basically about not knowing who you are or what you about. Trying to find your place in a crazy mixed up world, where everything is so far out of reach (million miles away)
    mep8503on June 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti do agree
    luke roseon June 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits just sooo powerful when u sing along to it aswell....its a feel good song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    its_all_kinda_wrongon August 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfeel good coz you've finally got words to describe what you're feeling. Better still, it's a song. offspring kickass
    BlasphemousGirlScouton August 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta lot of people hated conpsiracy of one and said offspring are starting to lack originality...i tend to agree with them, but nonetheless i still love the album and this is my personal favorite off the album..another kick ass song by the offspring...and i cant wait for the new album..keep the good songs coming
    cerealheaduson September 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFun fact: Prodigal was actually in the video for this song, I was at the concert.
    Prodigalon April 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI dont really listen to stuff like offspring but this song is brill!!! I was at a battle of the bands with my 5 best pals when this song was played we were all standing in a wee circle and it flet there was nohing around us it felt like we werw a million miles away from everyone and everything! this song reminds me of such a happy time and to be thankful for brilliant friend who i would want to be away with!!

    i know this has nothing to do with this song but hey !!!!!!!!
    gemstaron April 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta whole lote better than Fuel's lame song with the same title.
    sandonhelmon April 23, 2004   Link

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