I sit alone in my bedroom
Staring at the walls
I've been up all damn night long
My pulse is speeding
My love is yearning

I hold my breath and close my eyes and
Dream about her
'Cause she's two thousand light years away
She holds my malakite so tight so
Never let go
Cause she's two thousand light years away
Years Away!

I sit outside and watch the sunrise
Lookout as far as I can
I can't see her, but in the distance
I hear some laughter,
We laugh together

I hold my breath and close my eyes and
Dream about her
'Cause she's two thousand light years away
She holds my malakite so tight so
Never let go
Cause she's two thousand light years away
Years Away!

I sit alone in my bedroom
Staring at the walls
I've been up all damn night long
My pulse is speeding
My love is yearning

I hold my breath and close my eyes and
Dream about her
'Cause she's two thousand light years away
She holds my malakite so tight so
Never let go
'Cause she's two thousand light years away


Lyrics submitted by onearmedscissor, edited by Mellow_Harsher, TheNekomancer

2000 Light Years Away Lyrics as written by Frank E. Billie Joe Armstrong

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    I agree with the majority of you guys. This song is about how much in love Billie Joe was. It's that whole sensation of being able to hear her laugh and see her smile, regardless of where in the world she is. So in a way, it's really showing that long distance relationships can work if it's truly meant to be. Great song by a historical band, in my opinion.

    dvarn16on February 17, 2010   Link
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    billie joe + adrienne <3 a malakite is a green colored gem, he's referring to his eyes

    ej1993on August 07, 2009   Link
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    Interesting opinions on this song; I've always taken it to be about someone that you cherish from a distance, whom you can't have for whatever reason - hence '2000 light years away', ie unattainable.

    Best song on Kerplunk, in my opinion - got a Buzzcocks kind of sound to it, like a lot of their older shizzle.

    DookieRookieon February 08, 2014   Link
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    when you love someone so muc...you cant stop thinking about them. hell...you may even hear them laughing 2000 light years away

    nerdypunkchickon April 27, 2002   Link
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    He wrote this for his wife. He met her in the early years of touring. He only saw her when he was in her town. So 2000 light years away. It's soooo sweet.

    PnkRawkKdon May 10, 2002   Link
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    Billy Joe wrote this song about his future wife after he kissed her for the first time. He met her in Green Day's early years, and kept in touch with her. He knocked her up and they got married. This is such a good song about being in love with someone who lives a long ways away, so far that it seems like you're on different planets. Great song by a great band.

    stickboy20on August 24, 2002   Link
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    Minifin4BillieJoe you are totally right! I looOve Billie Joe more than any other musician, and Aw I like this song a lot! I get the emotion of loving someone and being sitting in your room late at night thinking about him. Maybe Billie is talking about a girl that lived far away, but it doesn't exactly has to mean that. It could be the sensation of loving someone so much and having that person in front of you, but realizing you are never going to have him. I didn't knew what malakite meant, but now that I do I think it has something to do with his eyes. Billie Joe has green eyes, and the phrase "She holds my malakite so tight.." Can mean that he loves so much the girl that she is the only one he can really see.

    punker girlon December 18, 2004   Link
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    General Comment

    Basically he met her at a concert early on in the history of the band, and they hit it off! And after the first time he kissed her, he went home and wrote 2000 Light Years Away, so it's no coincidence that this is the only Kerplunk song still played in concert!

    knuxmanon January 11, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    The first time Billie kissed Adrienne he went home and wrote this song. I heard that somewhere. I can't remember where though.

    GreenDayGirl1991on July 17, 2005   Link
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    A song about his now wife Adrienne, it's about the first time they kissed.

    Green-Day-4everon January 14, 2006   Link

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