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What the song writer was trying to say by a million miles?

Hello, it's me I was wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet To go over everything They say that time's supposed to heal ya But I ain't done much healing

Hello, can you hear me I'm in California dreaming about who we used to be When we were younger and free I've forgotten how it felt before the world fell at our feet

There's such a difference between us And a million miles

Hello from the other side I must have called a thousand times To tell you I'm sorry for everything that I've done But when I call you never seem to be home

Hello from the outside At least I can say that I've tried To tell you I'm sorry for breaking your heart But it don't matter it clearly doesn't tear you apart anymore

Hello, how are you? It's so typical of me to talk about myself I'm sorry I hope that you're well Did you ever make it out of that town where nothing ever happened

It's no secret that the both of us Are running out of time

So hello from the other side I must have called a thousand times To tell you I'm sorry for everything that I've done But when I call you never seem to be home Hello from the outside At least I can say that I've tried To tell you I'm sorry for breaking your heart But it don't matter it clearly doesn't tear you apart anymore

Ooooohh, anymore Ooooohh, anymore Ooooohh, anymore Anymore

Hello from the other side I must have called a thousand times To tell you I'm sorry for everything that I've done But when I call you never seem to be home Hello from the outside At least I can say that I've tried To tell you I'm sorry for breaking your heart But it don't matter it clearly doesn't tear you apart anymore

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There's such a difference between us. And [there are] a million miles [between us].

By saying there's a million miles between us, the author means that two people are very different; they are not like-minded.

  • Can we say it is like saying 'we are worlds apart'? – haha Jan 13 '16 at 19:27
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    @haha Yes, same meaning. – Kyle Jan 13 '16 at 19:33
  • You may want to use the word hyperbole in there somewhere. – Andrew Leach Jan 13 '16 at 19:53
  • @AndrewLeach Depends on if they're an astronaut, or if they're dead - in which case it may be difficult to measure ... :) – Araucaria Jan 14 '16 at 0:00

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