“A Thousand Miles” Lyrics by Vanessa Carlton

A Thousand Miles Lyrics by Vanessa Carlton

“A Thousand Miles” is a song by American singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton, released as the lead single from her debut album, Be Not Nobody (2002). It was written by Carlton and produced by Curtis Schweitzer and Ron Fair. The song is a piano-driven ballad, with Carlton’s vocals being accompanied by a simple piano melody throughout the song. The lyrics describe the longing and distance felt in a long-distance relationship. The song became a commercial success, reaching the top five on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and becoming Carlton’s most successful single. It also received a Grammy nomination for Song of the Year in 2003. The song has been covered and used in various forms of media and it remains one of Carlton’s most popular and enduring songs.

“A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton – Song Credentials

Song TitleA Thousand Miles
Released2002
ArtistVanessa Carlton
GenrePop music, Pop
LanguageEnglish
AlbumBe Not Nobody
Music LabelA&M Records

“A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton Lyrics

Making my way downtown
Walking fast, faces pass and I’m homebound

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 wonder if you ever think of me
‘Cause everything’s so wrong, and I don’t belong
Living in your precious memory

‘Cause 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?
Oh, ’cause you know I’d walk a thousand miles
If I could just see you tonight

And I, I don’t wanna let you know
I, I drown in your memory
I, I don’t wanna let this go
I, I don’t

Making my way downtown
Walking fast, faces pass and I’m homebound

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, oh-oh

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 tonight

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