Coloring Club Plus — 12/1/19

Dec 1

Here we are, at December 1st. For the month of December I’ll be doing Christmas/winter-themed colorings. It will be my final month doing daily colorings also. I may have one day a week where I do it. I plan on continuing posting a song a day but not positive.

Per wikipedia:
2000 Miles” is a song by The Pretenders that was released in 1983 as the preceding single to their 1984 album Learning to Crawl. It was most popular in the UK, where it peaked at No. 15 on the UK Singles Chart in December 1983. In the US, it was released as the B-side of both the 7-inch single and 12-inch single remix of the band’s hit “Middle of the Road.”

Considered a Christmas song, it has been released on various Christmas compilation albums. While many people believe the song’s title and lyrics refer to two long-distance lovers who miss each other over the holidays, it was actually written for James Honeyman-Scott, the group’s original guitar player, who died the year before the song was released.

Robbie McIntosh plays beautifully on ‘2000 Miles‘,” singer Chrissie Hynde recalled. “Anything to avoid listening to my voice and my stupid words.

The song frequently reappears in the UK Charts around Christmas time staying in the charts for a few weeks over the Christmas period.

 

 

 

He’s gone two thousand miles
It’s very far
The snow is falling down
Gets colder day by day
I miss you

The children will sing
He’ll be back at Christmas time

In these frozen and silent nights
Sometimes in a dream you appear
Outside under the purple sky
Diamonds in the snow sparkle
Our hearts were singing
It felt like Christmas time

Two thousand miles
Is very far through the snow
I’ll think of you
Wherever you go

He’s gone two thousand miles
It’s very far
The snow is falling down
Gets 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
Songwriters: Christine Hynde

17 Comments Add yours

  1. This is a wonderful song Li. If i make another 113 posts I will reach the milestone of 2,000 and maybe I can end the celebration post that I write with this song as it says, “Two thousand miles”.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It’s commemorating a loved one’s death, so maybe not? It is a beautiful song with deep poetry to it.

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      1. OK that means I need another song. What do you think about the Quicksilver Messenger Service song (Fresh Air) Have another Hit!

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Now that’s more like it. You can have Santana as a guest guitar player 🙂

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  2. kachaiweb says:

    What a beautiful song. I just love her voice and I don’t think the words are stupid. It’s actually so sad. Thank you for sharing this with us!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you enjoyed the song. It’s a heartbreaker for sure.

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  3. hanspostcard says:

    Have always loved that song- and the album it’s on- Learning To Crawl…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Not sure I’ve heard that album yet but I need to.

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      1. hanspostcard says:

        I don’t think it their BEST but its my favorite- with Back On The Chain Gang- Middle Of The Road- My City Was Gone– 2000 miles..

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  4. badfinger20 says:

    Haven’t heard this one in a while…always liked this song. They were one of my bright spots in the 80s.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you like that song. The 80s was not my favorite decade for music, that’s for sure. There was no snow on the ground when I went to sleep last night. When I woke up this morning it looked like the photo on the youtube.

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      1. badfinger20 says:

        ME EITHER!!! I thought some of the music was not real sounding. Fake drums and monotone voices…Not everything was bad of course…but I didn’t like a lot of the popular music of the day.

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  5. memadtwo says:

    This is a great album. It’s here somewhere…(k)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Did you recently move? I know you said some changes were in the air…

      Like

      1. memadtwo says:

        I never unpacked everything from my move 18 months ago because I knew I would have to move again. I’m working on making it only one more move, not two, but still in limbo. Not sure exactly when I’ll have to leave where I am now. In the meantime, I keep getting rid of things, which I guess is good.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Sounds like transition in more ways than one.

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