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2000 Miles Christmas Song

2000 Miles

Year: 1983

Written By: Chrissie Hynde

English post-punk outfit the Pretenders released '2000 Miles' in 1983 and despite only being the b-side on the US release of their 'Middle of the Road' single it has since attained the status of classic Christmas single, appearing on countless festive compilations throughout the years. In the UK the song was a standalone release and reached number 15 in charts in December of 1983.

'2000 Miles' was written about James Honeyman-Scott, one of the Pretenders original guitar players who died of heart failure in the summer of 1982. Chrissie Hynde turns in a soft velveteen performance, which given her trademark snarl just showed how much the band had missed Honeyman-Scott. The guitars are circular and twinkly, like a forest of fairy lights and with Hynde affecting vocals it makes for perfect Christmas fare.

'2000 Miles' has been covered many times, most notably by Coldplay (2003), KT Tunstall (2007) and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones (2010).

 

2000 Miles Lyrics

She's gone 2000 miles, it's very far
The snow came down
Get's colder day by day, I miss her

I hear children singin'
It felt like Christmas time

In these frozen and silent nights
Sometimes in a dream you appear
Outside under the purple sky
Diamonds in the snow sparkle

And our hearts were singin'
It felt like Christmas time

2000 miles is very far through the snow
I think of you wherever you go
2000 miles is very far through the snow
I think of you wherever you go

She's gone 2000 miles, it's very far
The snow came falling now
Get's colder day by day, I miss you

I hear people singin'
It felt like Christmas time

I hear people singin'
It felt like Christmas time

I hear people singin'
It felt like Christmas time

I hear people singin'
It felt like Christmas time

 

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