A Thousand Miles

Album: Be Not Nobody (2002)
Charted: 6 5
  • Making my way downtown walking fast
    Faces pass and I'm home bound
    Staring blankly ahead just making my way
    Making a way through the crowd

    And I need you
    And I miss you
    And now I wonder

    If I could fall into the sky
    Do you think time would pass me by?
    'Cause you know I'd walk a thousand miles
    If I could just see you tonight

    It's always times like these when I think of you
    And I wonder if you ever think of me
    'Cause everything's so wrong and I don't belong
    Living in your precious memories

    'Cause I'll need you
    And I'll miss you
    And now I wonder

    If I could fall into the sky
    Do you think time would pass me by?
    'Cause you know I'd walk a thousand miles
    If I could just see you tonight

    And I, I don't want to let you know
    I, I drown in your memory
    I, I don't want to let this go
    I, I don't

    Making my way downtown walking fast
    Faces pass and I'm home bound
    Staring blankly ahead just making my way
    Making a way through the crowd

    And I still need you
    And I still miss you
    And now I wonder

    If I could fall into the sky
    Do you think time would pass us by?
    'Cause you know I'd walk a thousand miles
    If I could just see you

    If I could fall into the sky
    Do you think time would pass me by?
    'Cause you know I'd walk a thousand miles
    If I could just see you, if I could just hold you tonightWriter/s: Vanessa Carlton
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management
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Comments: 40

  • Chris from SomewhereThe "big black guy" who loved the song in White Chicks is former football player and actor Terry Crews who has admitted in interviews that "A Thousand Miles" really IS his jam! In fact, when Terry Crews was on Spike TV's "Lip Sync Battle" his main performance was indeed "A Thousand Miles"!
  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxGreat instrumental, but rather airheaded singing.
  • Nohate from Sf, CaWhy does no one seem to notice or comment that she lifted the beautiful chord rift right out of the old Marlboro cigarette TV commercial theme song from the 1960's? Check it out. Just search on "Marlboro cigarette theme song" and see for yourself.
  • Steve from Whittier, CaGreat song..still a huge hit..but has anyone noticed it goes back to 2001, in Legally Blonde?? Check the credits!!:)
  • Elliott from Franklin, TnI really like this song. Acutually I really like the Victoria Justice version a bit more than Vanessa's.
  • Ivy from Springfield, NeI love this song. One of my good songs. 9/10
  • Aimee from Renton, WaVanessa Carlton said that she wrote the song about someone on whom she had a crush, but admitted that he was unaware of her unreciprocated feelings for him. She has also called the song "a combination of reality and fantasy. It's about a love that so consumes you that you do anything for it. That's how I felt at that time"
  • Kyle from Bundaberg, AustraliaI love the one about the condor. I think this song is about a dog trying to find it's way back home, kind of like the song Hannah Montana sings in the movie of hers. I love to eat cookies. I want to say hello to all my friends in Bundy!!! We did it!!! Woooooo!!!! I love you alll!!!!! Goodnight!!!
  • Peter from Munising, MiI had a girlfriend 1100 miles away from me for a long time, and I still miss her to this day. Some days, I actually do wonder if I could walk the distance to see her. Love this some. Brings a tear to my eye every time.
  • Karen from Manchester, NhTo Marissa, Akron, OH: Can't tell the difference b/n Phil Collins & Peter Gabriel? I would bet you ARE the only one! :) Yes, this is a beautiful song.
  • Dave from Easton, PaGeez...i've heard of writer's cramp, but THAT'S writer's diarrhea!!
  • Rahul from Chennai, Indiashe sounds a bit....a bit like taylor swift doesn she? lol
  • Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnShe sounds like Jewel in this song. Great video.
  • Marissa from Akron, OhI adore this song, of course. Vanessa Carlton is one of my many musical role models. If only I could play the piano... I can sing, nothing like her of course but no two voices are exactly the same (though I'm sure I'm not the only one who has a hard time differentiating between Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel.) The lyrics are also great.
  • Maddie from New York, NyI absolutly love this song! It's beautiful. I think its about a long distance relationship and how she would do anything to see him again.
  • John from Mansfield, TxVery Surprisingly Upbeat Breakup Song!!
    While Not As Anguished as Del Shannon's"Runaway"or Melancholy as Johnny Cash's"I Still Miss Someone";It Still Manages To Convey the Loneliness and Hurt After A Breakup!!
    Ironically,Zale's Jewelers*(*I Think)Uses The Opening Piano Rift From"A Thousand Miles"In Their TV Commercials to Sell Diamonds!!
  • Seronica from Jefferson, GaI love the way David Archuleta sings it.
  • Katie from England, United KingdomThis song reminds me of a great friend who passed away...I definately would walk a thousand miles to see him!
  • Lydia from Elyria, Ohthis song is sooooo pretty. :)
    it describes a lot of the same sort of stuff as the Plain White Ts' " hey there delailah" only it is more pure.
  • Sandy from Warsaw, InI think about this song as her boyfriend or husband is at war and she would walk 1000 miles to see him. This song can be taken different ways and thats the way I take it.I absolutely love this song!
  • Mike from Germantown, MdI have unwillingly heard this song probably a thousand times, which makes me hate it even more every time.
  • Ritha from Germantown, MdOmg..this song is the best..I get so emotional..and I love it sooo much...Its AWESOME! A thousand miles is a lot...and i can totally relate to the song.
  • Sapphire from Denver, CoMy BFF, Mandi, can play this on the piano. Whenever I hear this song I think of her. I can get really emotional sometimes when I hear this song because Mandi moved and I really miss her.
  • Jaja from Philippines, Otheroh 1000 miles is my fave song.....bcoz it really hits me.....the only song that hits me....
  • Sarah from San Antonio, TxI think it's about (litteraly) walking 1,000 miles to like New York or San Francisco or something like that.
    - Dave, Eau Claire, WI

    r u seriously serious?!?!
  • Mari from California, Caits just all metaphors so it depends how you want to take it. this song just reminds me how all my friends are deployed and i'm stuck here. i'd so anything to bring them home or at least know that they are not in any danger.
  • Pete from Nowra, AustraliaCrikey what have all you guys been sniffing????

    obviously she's dreaming of a past life as a condor sailing through the skies of Trinidad, then flying down to earth for a brief rest, whereupon she finds she can no longer fly , so she has to walk a 1000 miles to meet up with her flock.....see nothing to complex

    the piano playing reminds me of Billy Joel
  • John from Sydney, AustraliaAll your comments are good, but there is still a question which I want to ask. What do you all think of the lines "If I could fall into the sky, do you think time would pass me by"? Do you think it's a continuation of the 'walking a 1000 miles' metaphor, or do you think it goes further?
  • Ingrid from Hialeah, FlThis song is awesome but any girl who walks a thousand miles 4 a guy is on crack!!! A guy is suppossed 2 walk a thousand miles 4 me no me 4 him!! anyway...the song is nice.....even though sorta old!!..... :-)
  • Hannah from Barraba, ArI really relate to this song because i have lost someone i really loved and i know i will never see them again but i would do anthing in the world if it was possible to see them agian.
  • Kristina from Houston, Txi would never walk 1000 miles for anyone. the song is great though haha
  • Kristina from Houston, Txwhite chicks is my favorite movie so whenever this song comes on the radio, i just start laughing.
  • Mistik from Sydney, AustraliaThis song is good and her piano playing is nice, its funny, have you guys seen white chicks? lol and the big guy sings it when they're in the car.
  • Sara from Anoka, Mni love this song. it so relates to my relationship with this guy i liked, before we actually had a relationship.
  • Sam from Dublin, Irelandi've been in love with this guy for years and years and he dosen't know it. i think about him everyday. i only see him if fate works it's magic...and i would walk 1,000 miles if i could just see him tonight
  • Tammia from Birminham, AlI thought the song was about was no matter how far the person you care about lives, or goes to school whatever the case may be. You would do anything just to see that person even if you had to walk 1,000 miles to do so. Thanks a bunch...
  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesWhen this first came out, many UK critics noticed an uncanny resemblance between this and Bruce Hornsby's "Every Little Kiss" - as they did with Ben Folds Five's "Philosophy" several years earlier.
  • Shana from Radcliff, Kyyou'd do anything to get a person you accidentally lost by being stupid...anything because you care for them so, so much!
  • Melissa from Modesto, CaShe doesn't care about anything else but getting back to the person she loves. She hopes they feel the way she does.
  • Dave from Eau Claire, WiI think it's about (litteraly) walking 1,000 miles to like New York or San Francisco or something like that.
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