2000 Miles

Do you have a favourite seasonal song? If I had a favourite one it would be The Pretenders’ 2000 Miles; it’s such a beautiful, sad song… whenever I hear it it takes me somewhere far away. 2000 Miles and Joni Mitchell’s River are two songs I can listen to at any time of the year and still get shivers.

I found this video on YouTube and it’s a wonderful live performance… Chrissie Hynde has never sounded better. I could listen to her voice for hours.

I still can’t believe it’s almost Christmas. The years just go by more quickly. I don’t think I’ve felt the spirit as much this year, though. Maybe I’ve just been too busy, and I still haven’t finished all my shopping yet! But listening to a song like this brings it all back.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone, and my best wishes for a peaceful New Year.

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5 thoughts on “2000 Miles

  1. We have the same taste in Christmas music. I love both of these songs. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you cj. 🙂

    CJ: They’re such beautiful songs, aren’t they? And if we add Sarah McLachlan to the list, there’s another we have in common too. 😉

    Thanks, TT. Best wishes for the season to you too. 🙂

  2. That’s a beautiful video! Merry Christmas!

    CJ: It’s the best performance of 2000 Miles I’ve heard from The Pretenders in a long time; so beautiful, so simple… Merry Christmas to you too, Rain. 🙂

  3. Very nice song. I particularly liked the violins. Blessings to you at this holiday time!

    CJ: I love the violins too. It’s a great version; stripped back and so haunting… my thoughts and blessings to you, Muse, throughout the season and the New Year. 🙂

  4. I had forgotten about this song. The Pretenders are one of my favorite groups, and I was fortunate enough to have attended several of their concerts while living in California and each was always a pleasure.

    CJ: Wow, that must have been amazing, seeing The Pretenders in concert! I’ve loved them since my early teens, particularly 2000 Miles and I’ll Stand by You. It’s always a nice feeling when I hear the song on the radio at this time of year; brings everything back. 🙂

  5. That’s a great song. I hadn’t heard it before, but I really liked it, so thank you! 🙂

    I’m afraid my taste in seasonal music is typically just traditional carols. Plus “Merry Xmas Everybody”, naturally.

    Merry Christmas!

    CJ: Glad you liked it! I like the traditional carols too, but some of these songs like 2000 Miles describe the feeling of the season so well… it’s always nice to bring them back out each year.

    Happy Holidays, Bobby, and have a great New Year! 🙂

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