Five Hundred Miles
Heaven Bound Lyrics


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With Tony Scotti

Doo doo doo-doo-doo doo doo doo-doo-doo doo doo doo-doo-doo doo

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
A hundred miles
You can hear the whistle blow
A hundred miles

Doo doo doo-doo-doo doo doo doo-doo-doo doo doo doo-doo-doo doo

Lord I'm one
Lord I'm two
Lord I'm three
Lord I'm four
Lord I'm five hundred miles
Away from home (away from home)

Away from home
Away from home
Away from home
Away from home
Lord I'm
Five hundred miles away from home
(Five hundred miles, five hundred miles, five hundred miles)

Not a shirt
On my back
Not a penny to my name
Lord I can't go back home
This a-way (this a-way)

This a-way
This a-way
This a-way
Yeah this a-way (this a-way)
Lord I can't go back home this a-way

Doo doo doo-doo-doo doo doo doo-doo-doo doo doo doo-doo-doo doo




Doo doo doo-doo-doo doo doo doo-doo-doo doo doo doo-doo-doo doo
Doo doo doo-doo-doo doo doo doo-doo-doo doo doo doo-doo-doo

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Heaven Bound's song "Five Hundred Miles" speak of a journey, where if the train is missed, the singer is gone. The whistle of the train can be heard from a hundred miles away. The singer finds himself five hundred miles away from home, with not even a shirt on his back and not a penny to his name. He cannot go back home this way, suggesting that he has no choice but to keep moving forward.


The song speaks of feeling lost, disconnected, and disconnected from one's roots. It is a journey of self-discovery, where the singer is trying to find his place in the world. The mention of not having a shirt or money to his name speaks to the reality of being without the comforts of home and the need to fend for oneself in the world. The repetition of the lyrics, "A hundred miles" and "Away from home" emphasizes the vastness of the distance and the loneliness of being away from home.


Line by Line Meaning

If you miss the train I'm on
If you are not able to catch up with me on my journey


You will know that I am gone
You will realize that I have left and you cannot reach me anymore


You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles
You can hear the sound of the train whistle from a very far distance of hundred miles


A hundred miles, a hundred miles, a hundred miles, a hundred miles
Referring to the distance that the singer has travelled


Away from home
The singer is not at home


Lord I'm one, Lord I'm two, Lord I'm three, Lord I'm four
Referring to the different stages of the journey that the singer has covered


Lord I'm five hundred miles away from home
The singer is far from his/her home, and has travelled a great distance of five hundred miles


Not a shirt on my back, not a penny to my name
The singer does not have any material possessions to show for, and is probably travelling with bare minimum necessities


Lord I can't go back home this a-way
The singer cannot return to his/her home in the same way that he/she came; probably due to lack of resources or other problems during travel




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Comments from YouTube:

@michaelcrowley8339

Oh wow, this sounds like 1972!

@fargeeks

More like 60s

@fargeeks

That melody at the beginning sounds familiar I heard it in another song

@the45prof98

Reminiscent of the "Green Tambourine" opening perhaps?

@rogbrown1458

@@the45prof98 absolutely right. Cheers. Rog. Pacific sunset records .thanks for your output.

@rockinremnants510

OMG! Sounds like the intro of "Billy Don't Be A Hero"?!?

@TheDejael

Yes, "Green Tambourine" by the Lemon Pipers, 1968.

@fargeeks

@@the45prof98 actually no , it sounds a lot like Xanadu by Olivia newton john especially the end of this song

@nathanantelope5172

I Forgot About This One.

@WButane

Sounds like The Ron Hicklin Singers are heavily featured.

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