Therefore, he is lonely without her. Richard Anthony had a hit with a French version of the song, "Et j'entends siffler le train" (English: "I Hear the Whistle of the Train"). This song, like many of the Proclaimers' songs, is a protest against the 300 year old political union between Scotland and England. It's a timeline of a relationship. The guy is madly in love with his lady. Lord, I’m still five hundred miles away from home “500 Miles” Versions. My thoughts, your welcome. 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(function() { Okay I love your backstory, but that tells us absolutely nothing about this song meaning. But I would walk five hundred miles And I would walk five hundred more Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles To fall down at your door When I'm working, yes, I know I'm gonna be I'm gonna be the man who's working hard for you And when the money comes in for the work I do I'll pass almost every penny on to you Peter, Paul & Mary's version of the song was used in the 2011 IMAX film Rocky Mountain Express, which chronicles the early history of the Canadian Pacific Railway while following restored steam locomotive Canadian Pacific 2816 along the route. In 1979, the song was recorded yet again, by Jukka Raitanen. div_id: "cf_async_" + Math.floor((Math.random() * 999999999)) I chose this song for a speech in my speech class and what you guys gave helped me so thank you lots! [22], In Finnish, the song has been recorded under at least five different song titles. This song is definitely a love song. The Story Of... '2000 Miles' by The Pretenders. When he dreams, he sees her again in his dreams. Megan from Stevenson, Al Their lyrics are "I would walk 500 hundred miles and I would walk 500 hundred more just to be the man who walks A THOUSAND miles and fall down at your door". song: "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)", What he has, he will give to her (just like the money). He dreams of the time when they were together. The Japanese duo Wink included it as the B-side of their 1989 single 淋しい熱帯魚 (Samishii Nettaigyo), under the title 背中 まで 500 マイル (Senaka Made 500 Mairu; 500 Miles Back). 4. Translation of '500 Miles' by Peter, Paul and Mary from English to Spanish Deutsch English Español Français Hungarian Italiano Nederlands Polski Português (Brasil) Română Svenska Türkçe Ελληνικά Български Русский Српски العربية فارسی 日本語 한국어 I think he dreams of the kiss they had ( I saw the video), of course, he is not alone when he dreams of her because when he dreams about her, it's like they are together. Peter Paul and Mary 500 Miles Five Hundred Miles, not to be confused with the song of the same title by The Proclaimers.Acknowledgement: cschoon1213 Loudermilk). ("Coming home to you.") View by: Highest Rated; Most Recent; Oldest First; 0. Came up with a new interpretation while analysing the lyrics: Lyrics were written by Raul Reiman. Jayanta Hazarika sang in Assamese "Ketiyaba Bejarote" in 1962. The only 500 mile walk that I am aware of is The Way to St. James which is a Christian Path to the tomb of apostle St. James in Cathedral de Santiago. His version became a Top 10 hit on the U.S. But I would walk 500 miles And I would walk 500 more Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles To fall down at your door When I'm working, Yes I know I'm gonna be I'm gonna be the man who's working hard for you, And when the money, Comes in for the work I do I'll pass almost every penny on to you When I come home (when I come home), Billboard Hot 100, as well as a Top 5 hit on both the Country and Adult Contemporary charts. But that's the reason he dreams of her because he wants her presence, to be beside her. He's still relatively healthy, but her health is failing. They grow old together. })(); (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It is 500 miles from Edinburgh to London. In fact you could say that it is the theme of the original album from which 500 miles is taken, would you not agree? Johnny Cash is known to have included "500 Miles" on his list of 100 essential country songs in the early 1970s.[8]. 500 Miles Lyrics: If you miss the train I'm on, you will know that I am gone / You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles / A hundred miles, a hundred miles / A hundred miles, a hundred miles But I would walk 500 miles And I would walk 500 more Just to be the man who walks a thousand miles To fall down at your door. /* TFP - lyricinterpretations */ [citation needed] In 2018, Japanese singer Kiyoe Yoshioka sang a Japanese version of the song, "500 Mairu" (500マイル) on her debut album Uta Iro. First verse: You are far, so far away, and yet with me. }; If you miss the train I'm on, you'll know that I am gone You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles A hundred miles, a hundred miles, a hundred miles, one hundred miles You can hear the whistle blow, a hundred miles Teardrops fell on momma's note When I read the things she wrote She said "we miss you … "Yölinjalla(in)" song is a Finnish version of the song "I Walk the Line" by Johnny Cash. The song is generally credited as being written by Hedy West,[1][2] and a 1961 copyright is held by Atzal Music, Inc.[1] "500 Miles" is West's "most anthologized song". I … sort form. Megan from Stevenson, Al Their lyrics are "I would walk 500 hundred miles and I would walk 500 hundred more just to be the man who walks A THOUSAND miles and fall down at your door". "500 Miles" (also known as "500 Miles Away from Home" or "Railroaders' Lament") is a song made popular in the United States and Europe during the 1960s folk revival. It was covered by Noon, John Follett, Jon Boden, Jack Dauvil, son orgue et son accordéon and other artists. It also has to do with Canadian Hero, Terry Fox who tried to run across Canada to raise money for Cancer Research. Also this isnt there only hit. And when I'm lonely, well I know I'm gonna be This version has been recorded at least three times: 1973, 2005 and 2011. Due to the fact that the next line in the song is about dreaming about the times.which also again assume he would never be alone without her because he could dream of her or there times together,therefore he could be the man whos lonely without her being always dream of her which gives the feeling of not being alone. Also in 1964, another version of the song was recorded by folk-spirited trio Anki, Bosse & Robert and titled "Viimeinen vihellys" (English: "The Last Whistle"), lyrics by Juha Vainio. Regards, If you miss the train I'm on You will know that I am gone You can hear the whistle blow A hundred miles A hundred miles Lyrics to '500 Miles' by Peter, Paul and Mary. Second verse: West mentioned that the song was inspired by her grandmother. I do now =] in relation to interpretations...its pretty obvious what it's about don't you think? sort form. Pilgrims would take this religious walk for many reasons, thousands of people still do today. A hundred miles, a hundred miles, a hundred miles, a hundred miles, You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles. And when the money comes in for the work I do I'll pass along every cent of it to you. Lord I'm one, Lord I'm two, Lord I'm three, Lord I'm four, Lord I'm 500 miles from my home. If you miss the train I'm on, you will know that I am gone. I love the interpretation by anonymous symbolising the highland clearances the proclaimers are very patriotic and who knows mate you might be spot on. Just a few points: haha =] xx, This song is pretty flat-out. He's had to go south from Edinburgh to find work and provide for his family. Two young lovers meet. He finds work in this faraway place (America?). Third verse: [23] In 1963 Erkki Pohjanheimo recorded the song under title "Juna jättää laiturin" (English: "The Train Leaves the Platform"). [3] Some recordings have also credited Curly Williams, or John Phillips as co-writers,[4] although Phillips admitted he had only rearranged it and "didn't deserve the credit". You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles, A hundred miles, a hundred miles, a hundred miles, a hundred miles, You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles. 500 Miles The Journeymen. The simple assumption is the fact that without her he will just be lonely. I've since lost it. [28], Moreover, "500 Miles" has also been released with religious content under name "Lapsuuden usko" (English: "Childhood Faith"), with lyrics by Matti Nyberg. Eventually they get married. A lot of proclaimers songs are steeped in Scottish history. Song meanings ©2003-2021 lyricinterpretations.com. var opts = { Become A Better Singer In Only 30 Days, With Easy Video Lessons! Thank you for the interpretations though they be few and far between. Some to seek penance, others enlightenment, and still others for a sense of adventure. This time it was called "Liian kaukana" (English: "Too Far Away"). Eventually, they grow old together. No doubt this was there only good hit, but he did write it and it does have a meaning. 1. Perhaps that could settle it. 2 Comments; 0 Tags; ... 500 Miles song meanings Add your thoughts 2 Comments. He wants to be beside her and he misses her. He is forced to go overseas to look for work. Pohjanheimo recorded the song from its French title "J'entends siffler le train", and it was on the B side of a 7" single called "Kutsukaa Tri Casey" (almost direct translation from "Callin' Dr. Casey", a hit by John D. artist: "The Proclaimers", 13 December 2017, 12:19 | Updated: 15 January 2018, 16:26 [25][23] Hence the refrain "to fall down at your door". Not too long later, he too passes in his sleep; meeting his love again in the afterlife. He dreams about finally being able to come home to his love while abroad (“I would walk 500 miles"), until he finally gets back to her one day. 500 Miles Lyrics: If you miss the train I'm on / You will know that I am gone / You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles! The 'almost every penny' is a Scottish joke meaning he loves her but he also likes to keep some of his wage for himself (probably for beer or something). Birgitta - I'm Gonna Be The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) Sleeping At Last - I'm Gonna Be 500 Miles Buffy St Marie - I'm Gonna Be A Country Girl Again Vern Gosdin - I'm Gonna Be Moving Travis Tritt - I'm Gonna Be Somebody: auto scroll beats size up size down change color hide chords simplify chords drawings columns. The song was written originally by Hedy West, in 1961. Again, in 2018, Zubeen Garg sang "Kot Mor Maa" for a drama of Aawahan Mobile Theatre group. They first had a hit with letter from America. "500 Miles" (also known as "500 Miles Away from Home" or "Railroaders' Lament") is a song made popular in the United States and Europe during the 1960s folk revival. Haver means "to possess". Good song. The part where he talks about being lonely and lonely because of her is saying that she is his one and only and he doesn't want anyone else. [33] It reached number-one in France in 1962. I thought they said 5 thousand too the 1st time i heard it too! But I would walk 500 miles And I would walk 500 more Just to be the man who walked 1000 miles To fall down at your door When I'm workin', yeah I know I'm gonna be I'm gonna be the man who's workin' hard for you. However, West cannot remember the exact lyrics of the song that she ha to change some parts of the song. I do believe it is a love song. I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) by The Proclaimers, very clear lyrics but the lyrics will make you think. Translation of '500 Meilen' by Santiano from German to English ... 500 miles. This song is a whole lot deeper than I always thought it was. With clear sight the day begins, We are on course with a good wind. Look, its 500 miles to london and the guy misses his girl. [citation needed], Czech version was recorded in 1967 as "Tisíc mil" (English: "Thousand Miles") with the lyrics by Ivo Fischer, sung as a duet by Waldemar Matuška and Helena Vondráčková. The song was released on album "Tilkkutäkki" (English: "Quilt", by various artists), and targeted to people who want to nostalgize the time of their confirmation on Lutheran church. Login/register; Home; Songs; Artists; Public books; My song book; Resources; Forum; Search. The album of the same name was recorded at several studios around America featuring folk music from various artists. The simple repetitive lyrics offer a lament by a traveller who is far from home, out of money and too ashamed to return. Got a different interpretation? "when I'm lonely I'm going to be the man who's lonely without you" question so is he or is he not lonely or alone? Phillips, John: Papa John. [30][31] In 2011 it was recorded by Petrus (real name Petri Kokko, born 1970) in his album Enkelten laulut (English: "The Songs of Angels").[32]. John Phillips. In 2017 a Chinese adaptation of the song called "别送我" (English: "Don’t send me off") was released on the soundtrack of "Duckweed" and sung by Chen Hongyu, Su Zixu, Liu Hao Lin, and Han Luo. "/"When I haver"). ("I would walk 500 miles.") Eventually, she dies. View by: Highest Rated; Most Recent; Oldest First +2. The singers are not singing about what they're prepared to do for the love of a woman, they're singing about their love for Scotland. Yes it is a love song, but far from their only hit. / A hundred miles / A hundred miles / A hundred miles / A hundred miles He is saying that he would walk 500 miles and then 500 more (1000) just to be with her. All lyrics are property and copyright of their owners. Away from home, away from home, away from home, away from home Lord I'm five hundred miles from my home. ("When I grown old.") Dare I add a theoretical twist to this slightly heated exchange. [37], The Slovene singer Lado Leskovar wrote a 1965 hit based on the song titled "Poslednji vlak" (English: "The Last Train").[38]. 500 Miles Lyrics Hooters – 500 Miles. In 1963 a German version, "Und dein Zug fährt durch die Nacht" (English: "And Your Train Goes Through the Night"), was a success for Peter Beil. "Viimeinen vihellys" was released also on their self-titled record in 1965. - Same person who made comments recently these past two weeks, Curious as to what others think I'd appreciate any thoughts you may have thx .I may have a different take on the song but these two lines?? "500 Miles" (also known as "500 Miles Away from Home" or "Railroaders' Lament") is a folk song made popular in the United States and Europe during the 1960s folk revival. ("When I'm lonely.") [26][27][23] [23] It was released by a parish singer group Dominicones in 1973. [29] In 2005 it was recorded by actor and singer Mikko Leppilampi. Many highlanders would have migrated alone leaving their loved ones behind to await their return (hopefully with the means to redeem them) this could well have involved two separate journeys of 500 miles (whether literally or symbolically). People make all sorts of interpretations of the lyrics – especially the supposed religious significance of 500 miles – but it’s just a love song. When I'm working, yes I know I'm gonna be I'm gonna be the man who's working hard for you And when the money comes in for the work I do I'll pass almost every penny on to you The song 500 Miles was written by Hedy West and [Traditional] and was first released by The Journeymen in 1961. Indian composer Rajesh Roshan used the same tune to compose song 'Jab Koyi Baat Bigad Jaaye' (English: "When Things Go Wrong")[34][35][36] in 1990's movie Jurm". They start dating; act silly and get drunk at bars ("When I get drunk. The latest comment. ; Music: Key of A Major in 4/4 time at 116 … 500-miles was written by Hedy West (1961) - American folk singer and songwriter. The simple repetitive lyrics offer a lament by a traveller who is far from home, out of money and too ashamed to return. ("When I'm dreaming.") 500 Miles The Journeymen Chords and Lyrics for Guitar. so I say rock on background information! 2. Hey I think the background info is cool. The following year, a Finnish vocal quartet Neljä Penniä (English: Four Pennies) recorded a 7" single that consisted of two songs: "Washington Square" on the A side, and on the flip side there was a Finnish version of "500 Miles" under the title "Pitkät illat" (English: "The Long Evenings"), lyrics by Sauvo Puhtila. Saying that he's going to be the man who's lonely without her one could assume that he won't be alone or lonely because he says without therefore they will be together. adunit_id: 100001411, About my thoughts, the first line.. the reason why he is lonely without her because he wants to be with her. Lord I'm one, Lord I'm two, Lord I'm three, Lord I'm four, The most commercially successful version of the song was Bobby Bare's in 1963. I'd appreciate any one's thoughts on this I know it may be too literal, but I'd still appreciate your thoughts thank you. It is 500 miles from Edinburgh to London. document.write('
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When I wake up, well, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the girl who wakes up next to you.
When I go out, yeah, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the girl who goes along with you.
If I get drunk, well, I know … One is "Tiễn em lần cuối" ("Send You Off for the Last Time") sung by Trung Hanh, another one is "Người tình ngàn dặm" ("Thousands-mile-away Lover") sung by Ngọc Lan. General Commentthis is a bad astronaut cover. ("I would walk 500 miles.") [4][7] a lot of these Highland migrants would have gone to English cities or even Glasgow or Edingborough etc etc. I think he loves her. The Proclaimers - 500 miles (I gonna be) lyrics"The Proclaimers-I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)", tonaufnahme Verwaltet von:EMI© The simple repetitive lyrics offer a lament by a traveler who is far from home, out of money and too ashamed to return. I had the cassette back in the day. As for the song a man who is willing to make the 500 mile walk and back is showing someone that they committed to the love of that person. At the end of the song is the only time it's said "with you" despite the lyrics all saying "with you" throughout the song. 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