Thousand Miles
Miley Cyrus Lyrics


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Amazing, I'm driving around town
In a beat up old Mercedes
You think I'm crazy
You might be right
But when he smiles, I don't care about the past
Just like that

I told myself I closed that door
But I'm right back here again
I know half of what I'm saying don't make no sense
So don't ask me where I've been

I'm not always right
But still, I ain't got time for what went wrong
Where I end up, I don't really care
I'm out of my mind
But still, I'm holding on like a rolling stone
A thousand miles from anywhere

I look in the rearview
I was talking to you 'fore I realize it's madness
Before the sadness
Oh, I pick up the phone and I call back home
But all I get is a dial tone and instead of hangin' up
I hang my head

I told myself I closed that door
But I'm right back here again
I know half of what I'm saying don't make no sense
So don't ask me where I've been

I'm not always right
But still, I ain't got time for what went wrong
Where I end up, I don't really care
I'm out of my mind
But still, I'm holding on like a rolling stone
A thousand miles from anywhere

I told myself I closed that door
But I'm right back here again
I know half of what I'm saying don't make no sense
So don't ask me where I've been

I'm not always right
But still, I ain't got time for what went wrong
Where I end up, I don't really care
I'm out of my mind




But still, I'm holding on like a rolling stone
A thousand miles from anywhere

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Thousand Miles" by Miley Cyrus are open to interpretation, but many listeners believe that the song is about someone who is driving aimlessly around town while trying to cope with past mistakes and heartbreak. The beat-up old Mercedes represents the singer's inner turmoil and struggles, while the repeated line "I told myself I closed that door, but I'm right back here again" suggests that the person is stuck in a cycle of regret and nostalgia.


The lines "I'm out of my mind, but still, I'm holding on like a rolling stone, a thousand miles from anywhere" imply that despite feeling lost and confused, the singer is still determined to keep going and move forward. They may not know where they're headed or what the future holds, but they refuse to give up or give in to despair.


Overall, the song paints a picture of someone who is struggling to come to terms with their past actions and emotions, but who refuses to let them define their present or future. The use of a driving metaphor and imagery of a beat-up old car also adds a sense of grittiness and determination that underlies the song's melancholic tone.


Line by Line Meaning

Amazing, I'm driving around town
I can't believe how far I've come and how much my life has changed.


In a beat up old Mercedes
I may not have everything, but I'm grateful for what I do have.


You think I'm crazy
Others may not understand my choices or my behavior, but that's okay.


You might be right
I'm not going to deny that I have my moments of being unpredictable or reckless.


But when he smiles, I don't care about the past
I'm willing to forget about everything that happened before and just enjoy the present moment with someone I care about.


Just like that
It's amazing how easily someone can make me forget all my worries and just feel happy.


I told myself I closed that door
I thought I had moved on from something, but now I'm right back where I started.


But I'm right back here again
Even though I thought I had left it all behind, the past keeps pulling me back in.


I know half of what I'm saying don't make no sense
Sometimes I feel like I'm just rambling and not making any sense, but that's just how I feel.


So don't ask me where I've been
I may not even know the answer to that question myself.


I'm not always right
I make mistakes and don't always have everything figured out.


But still, I ain't got time for what went wrong
I don't want to dwell on the past and all the things that went wrong. I want to focus on the present and the future.


Where I end up, I don't really care
I'm not sure where life will take me, but I'm okay with that. I'm just enjoying the journey.


I'm out of my mind
I know I may seem crazy or irrational at times, but that's just who I am.


But still, I'm holding on like a rolling stone
Even though life can be chaotic and unpredictable, I'm holding on tight and rolling with the punches.


A thousand miles from anywhere
I may feel alone or disconnected from the world, but that's okay. I'll find my way eventually.


I look in the rearview
Sometimes I can't help but look back at the past and reflect on everything that has happened.


I was talking to you 'fore I realize it's madness
Sometimes I get lost in my own thoughts and don't even realize what I'm saying or who I'm talking to.


Before the sadness
I want to hold onto the happy moments before they're gone and the sadness sets in.


Oh, I pick up the phone and I call back home
When I feel lost or alone, the only thing I want is to talk to someone who understands.


But all I get is a dial tone and instead of hangin' up
Sometimes it feels like no one is there for me, but I'm not going to give up on trying to connect with someone.


I hang my head
It can be discouraging when my attempts to reach out don't work, but I'm not going to let that defeat me.


I'm not always right
I'm not perfect and I don't always make the best decisions.


But still, I ain't got time for what went wrong
I don't want to dwell on my mistakes or the things that didn't go as planned. I want to focus on moving forward.


Where I end up, I don't really care
As long as I'm happy and surrounded by people who love me, I don't care where life takes me.


I'm out of my mind
I may be a little crazy, but that's just who I am.


But still, I'm holding on like a rolling stone
Even though life can be chaotic and unpredictable, I'm holding on tight and rolling with the punches.


A thousand miles from anywhere
Sometimes it feels like I'm on my own in the world, but I know I'll find my way eventually.


I told myself I closed that door
I thought I had moved on from something, but now I'm right back where I started.


But I'm right back here again
Even though I thought I had left it all behind, the past keeps pulling me back in.


I know half of what I'm saying don't make no sense
Sometimes I feel like I'm just rambling and not making any sense, but that's just how I feel.


So don't ask me where I've been
I may not even know the answer to that question myself.


I'm not always right
I make mistakes and don't always have everything figured out.


But still, I ain't got time for what went wrong
I don't want to dwell on the past and all the things that went wrong. I want to focus on the present and the future.


Where I end up, I don't really care
I'm not sure where life will take me, but I'm okay with that. I'm just enjoying the journey.


I'm out of my mind
I know I may seem crazy or irrational at times, but that's just who I am.


But still, I'm holding on like a rolling stone
Even though life can be chaotic and unpredictable, I'm holding on tight and rolling with the punches.


A thousand miles from anywhere
I may feel alone or disconnected from the world, but that's okay. I'll find my way eventually.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Badriia Bourelly, Jesse Alejandro Tobias, Michael Len Williams, Miley Cyrus

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@maricelsuip3653

This album is criminally underrated

@wackoxmacbhadmus188

It isn’t

@adanilsoncapel

This song got nominated for a Grammy 🔥❤️so proud of you Miley

@madden919

“I’m not always right but still I ain’t got time for what went wrong.”

Amen, sister 🙌🏻🔥

@RSpark

I covered Thousand Miles and would love if you checked it out:) thank you!

@wimvondenbergh5345

On "T"...honesty, it's what's missin' in this friggin' chaotic World....thanx...

@jamietingey7498

Amen indeed

@mariyar790

She wrote this song for her sister back in 2016 when one of her friends lost their sister! I love this track so much

@shannakinser1975

It honestly sounds like a song Noah would sing. I hope they duet at some point. People sleep on Noah and really shouldn't. She's wonderful.

@Authorthings

​@@shannakinser1975 I know. It's probably just cause her face wasn't plastered everywhere like Miley's... Buuut that's probably a good thing cause then she didn't have a persona to shed to do what she wants. She just started out doing what she wants... Just gets less recognition... But probably healthier for her mentally. But I don't know anything about their lives.

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