I'M A THOUSAND MILES FROM HOME

Joe Ely's album version


Joe Ely:Traveling down this weary road
Traveling down this weary road
Traveling down this weary road
A troubled mind is a heavy load
Traveling down this weary road

Joe Ely:I hold my ticket in my hand
I hold my ticket in my hand
I hold my ticket in my hand
I'm headed for the promised land
I hold my ticket in my hand

Ely and Springsteen:I'm a thousand miles from home
I'm a thousand miles from home
I'm a thousand miles from home
Joe Ely:Georgia rain blows through my bones
I'm a thousand miles from home

Joe Ely:I told my love my last good bye
My very, very last good bye
Told my love my last good bye
I hang my head, the tears just cry
Told my love my last good bye

Ely and Springsteen:I'm a thousand miles from home
I'm a thousand miles from home
I'm a thousand miles from home
Joe Ely:Georgia rain blows through my bones
I'm a thousand miles from home

Info

I'M A THOUSAND MILES FROM HOME is a song written by Joe Ely and released on Ely's 1995 album Letter To Laredo. The above lyrics are for Joe Ely's album version of I'M A THOUSAND MILES FROM HOME as released in 1995.

Joe Ely -- Letter To Laredo
Joe Ely -- Letter To Laredo

CD - MCA (MCAD-11222) - USA, 1995
CD - Transatlantic (TRA CD 222) - UK, 1995

Bruce Springsteen contributed to the studio recording of two songs on Letter To Laredo, ALL JUST TO GET TO YOU and I'M A THOUSAND MILES FROM HOME, providing back-up vocals. The album was recorded at Spur Studios (Joe Ely's home studio) in Austin, TX. Springsteen travelled to Austin around spring 1995 and joined Ely in studio to record his parts.

Live History

As far as it's known, Bruce Springsteen has never performed I'M A THOUSAND MILES FROM HOME live.

Credits

Thanks Brad Elliott for the correction.

Requests

Bruce Springsteen reportedly appears on a twenty-minute promotional mini-documentary about Joe Ely that was broadcast in Europe (but not shown in the U.S.A.) in late 1995. Please contact me if you have any information about this documentary.

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Available Versions

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I'M A THOUSAND MILES FROM HOME [Joe Ely's album version]

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