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Day 2: A song you like with a number in the title

Who remembers ‘Mambo No. 5’? That song used to be my jam until I started paying attention to the lyrics. Yes, that’s right; I scrutinize everything. I also loved ‘Seven Nation Army’ by The White Stripes, ‘Two Steps Behind’ by Def Leppard and ‘One Thing’ by Finger Eleven.Β 

However, I’ll have to go with the identical duo known as The Proclaimers ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’. I loved the song on first listen and as it grew on me, I realized that it’s about being devoted to a woman and wanting to spend the rest of their earthly life with her. I thought it was cute back then. I’ve never seen the video until now, though, and there are clips from some Johnny Depp movie I’ve never seen in my life so it ruined the image of the song for me. πŸ˜†Β But it’s all okay, for I don’t care for music as before.

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When I come home (when I come home) well I know I’m gonna be
I’m gonna be the man who comes back home to you
And if I grow old (when I grow old) well I know I’m gonna be
I’m gonna be the man who’s growing old with you

But I would walk 500 miles
And I would walk 500 more
Just to be the man who walks a thousand miles
To fall down at your door

12 thoughts on “Day 2: A song you like with a number in the title”

  1. I love that song! I got introduced to it when a group called Celtic Thunder sang “I’m gonna be (500 miles)” a few years ago, and since then I’ve listened to probably every rendition out there! It’s such a beautiful song!

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  2. Oh, yes. I’ve had music videos ruin songs for me too. I try not to watch them anymore. Sometimes they’re too literal, which bothers me, and other times they have nothing to do with the song at all, which also bothers me. I think sometimes, I’d just prefer to watch the artists perform the song rather than create something like a short movie to go along with the song.

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    1. The video almost never matches the song so I consider it a waste watching the video… unless it’s Michael Jackson because he tends to make videos that stuck close to the lyrics.

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