He's gone,
2000 miles,
Is very far.
The snows falling down.
It's colder day by day.
I miss you.
The children were singing,
He'll be back at Christmas time.

And these frozen and silent nights,
Sometimes in a dream,
You appear.
Outside under the purple sky,
Diamonds in the snow,
Our hearts were singing,
It felt like Christmas time.

2000 miles,
Is very far through the snow
I'll think of you
Wherever you go.

He's gone,
2000 miles,
Is very far.
The snows falling down,
It's colder day by day.
I miss you.
I can hear people singing,
It must be Christmas time.
I hear people singing,
It must be Christmas time.

Lyrics submitted by spliphstar

2000 Miles song meanings
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  • +2
    My InterpretationFrom Wikipedia, "Hynde wrote the song for her former bandmate James Honeyman-Scott after he died prior to beginning work on the band's third album." 2000 miles is a gentle euphemism for the infinite distance of death.
    steve10157on August 20, 2016   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can't believe no one's commented on this song, it's beautiful!

    So pretty and lovely to listen to, especially if you're missing someone (if it's near Christmas time, even better of course!)
    missmeon October 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWorks great around X-Mas, and has a great chorus. Reminds me of the winter and the Philadelphia Flyers, of course, during the cold months of their season.
    Flyersfanon October 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentProbably the best modern Christmas song imo.
    Rickveeon March 11, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt is about James and doesn't it make you wonder just what they would have produced together if he had lived? A tragedy.
    delia17601on March 09, 2019   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics and Chrissie Hynde's voice makes me feel so emotional. god, it's so touching when you're missing someone you love. I listen to this song during Christmas time as well.
    seahorseon February 23, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General Commentits about santa right
    jump up!on May 17, 2009   Link
  • -3
    General CommentIt's funny how everybody thinks this is such a cute song, but it's actually about a promiscuous woman (not that ain't cute to me). What other explanation for the two ways of addressing - the second and third person alternately - one for the husband who is away, and one for the lover who is near.
    Aelumagon December 23, 2013   Link

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