Dwight Yoakam – A Thousand Miles from Nowhere

A great single by Dwight Yoakam. This song works as a country or pop song. I didn’t listen to any new country in the 90s much at all. This one got my attention.

The song peaked at #2 on the Billboard Country Charts and at #3 in Canada in 1993. The song was written by Yoakam and produced by Pete Anderson.

The song was on Dwight’s album This Time. The album peaked at #4 in the Billboard Country Album Charts, #1 in the Canada RPM Album Charts, and #25 in the Billboard Album Charts.

Five singles were released from This Time. Each made the Country Top 40 and they all made the Canada top 5 Country in 1993-94.

The song was featured in two films, Red Rock West and Chasers.

A Thousand Miles From Nowhere

I’m a thousand miles from nowhere
Time don’t matter to me
‘Cause I’m a thousand miles from nowhere
And there’s no place I want to be

I got heartaches in my pocket
I got echoes in my head
And all that I keep hearing
Are the cruel, cruel things that you said

I’m a thousand miles from nowhere
Time don’t matter to me
‘Cause I’m a thousand miles from nowhere
And there’s no place I want to be

Oh, I
Oh, I
Oh, I

Oh, I
Oh, I
Oh, I

I’ve got bruises on my memory
I’ve got tear stains on my hands
And in the mirror there’s a vision
Of what used to be a man

I’m a thousand miles from nowhere
Time don’t matter to me
‘Cause I’m a thousand miles from nowhere
And there’s no place I want to be

I’m a thousand miles from nowhere
Time don’t matter to me
‘Cause I’m a thousand miles from nowhere
And there’s no place I want to be

Oh, I

I’m a thousand miles from nowhere

I’m a thousand miles from nowhere

I’m a thousand
I’m a thousand

Author: badfinger20 (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

9 thoughts on “Dwight Yoakam – A Thousand Miles from Nowhere”

  1. I love it. I heard it from time to time in the 90s on “mainstream” radio and remember thinking “wow, that’s very country for this station” and also “that’s very good!”. didn’t know Pete Anderson had produced it – he worked with Blue Rodeo on one album around the same time; they didn’t like him but he got a great, grainy yet polished sound from them.

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  2. Yoakam is from the Bakersfield school of country, which is more country than the slick music coming out of Nashville. Think Merle Haggard and Buck Owens. Needless to say, it’s my kind of country. What passes for country these days is pop in cowboy hats.

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