Thursday, December 8, 2011

No 8 - 2000 Miles - The Pretenders

Like Stop The Cavalry, this song became a Christmas record by default. That'll explain why it's not over laden with sleigh bells and caterwauling harpies.

At her best, Chrissie Hynde can melt the coldest hearts with that beautiful vibrato of hers. Coupled with a lovely guitar arpeggio, this song swings gently, yearning for better times.

Apparently, this was written for former guitarist James Honeyman Scott who had joined the great dead drug gang in the sky.
The band lost two members over a short period of time.
Knowing that makes this song all the more poignant.

He's gone 2000 miles.
It's very far,
the snow is falling down.
Gets colder every day,
I miss you.

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